PLEASE NOTE Residents who purchase City garbage bags: Please note that due to increased production costs, the price of a bundle of bags will increase to $20 each beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
Garbage bags are available for purchase at the Water Department's location across the street from City Hall Monday through Friday, with a one-bundle limit. Bags are also available at the Sanitation Department at 120 N. Pasadena Blvd. (behind Corrigan Center) Monday through Friday or at the Recycle Center on Saturdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. only. Garbage bags may only be purchased with a credit card at the Recycling Center. Recycle bags are sold only at the Sanitation Department behind Corrigan Center.
Please review this sheet to become familiar with the expanded options available in the use of garbage containers, cost and other sanitation-related issues.
Garbage service fees are also included in the water deposit and monthly water bills. Contact the sanitation division of the Public Works department for more information at (713) 475-7884. For a complete list of dates in 2015-2016 that are City holidays with no trash pickup, please click here.
Resident use of landfill
Pasadena residents are permitted to dispose of limited amounts of refuse in the city landfill each month. Residents are allowed to dump one (1) 2-cubic yd. load (approx. a 1/2 ton pickup load) of residential refuse at the municipal dump at 550 Old Genoa-Red Bluff Rd. The total amount of refuse must not exceed the height to the top of the truck frame and the refuse must be covered with a tarp. Should the amount of refuse exceed 2-cubic yards, the minimum charge may vary but starts at $37.94.
In order to dispose of your refuse without cost, you MUST have a valid Texas driver’s license and a current original Pasadena water bill with matching water bill address that reflects your driver's license information with you at the time you are dropping off the refuse. NO COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial refuse is not permitted under this rule and any refuse that is not covered with a tarp will incur a $10 surcharge. This privilege expires 20 days from water bill due date.
PLEASE NOTE You MUST have a hard hat and safety vest to access the landfill; these are OSHA regulations. If you do not bring these items with you, you may purchase them at the landfill. Hard hats are sold for $15.94 each and safety vests are sold for $5.31 each. They DO NOT rent or loan them out due to health reasons.
Landfill hours are as follows. You may call 281-464-9797 for further information.
|Monday - Friday||7 AM - 4 PM||Hand Unloads|
|7 AM - 5 PM||Roll Offs, Pull Offs, Dumpsters|
|Saturday||7 AM - 11 AM||Hand Unloads|
|7 AM - 12 PM||Roll Offs, Pull Offs, Dumpsters|
The city encourages all its citizens to recycle through two programs. In a partnership with Waste Management, the City has established a recycling drop-off point:
The City has established a curbside recycling program through Waste Management that encompasses the area south of Spencer. Also included is the area north of Spencer, west of Shaver, south of Southmore and east of Richey. Residents in these areas will now have all recyclables picked up each week on Wednesday beginning Feb. 6, 2013 using single-stream collection. Please view this information sheet to see what few items you need to exclude; all others may be collected in one bag.
Paper, Plastics, Aluminum, Glass Participants may recycle newspaper, plastic, glass, and aluminum using the bins there. For computer and household hazardous waste pick up, please call the Sanitation Department at (713) 475-7884 to make an appointment for pick up.
New! Tips on what to include and what not include in recycling materials: Recycle Often, Recycle Right and Mixed Recycling
For a very helpful indexing of recycling information including TV and computer recycle opportunities, materials recycling and other helpful information, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has a recycling website with many resources to help you Go Green.