Garbage service
  Expanded collection options   There have been recent changes to ordinances that relate to the City's garbage collection process, including expanded options in choice of acceptable garbage containers, costs, and other sanitation-related issues. Please review this sheet to become more familiar with the highlights of these changes.

 Garbage bag availability   Please note that with their recent change of location across from City Hall, the Water Department is not selling garbage bags at this time. They are available only at the Sanitation Department directly or at the Recycle Center. 

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 2013 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.

In order to dispose of your refuse without cost, you MUST have a valid Texas driver’s license and a current 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. 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.

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 Abitibi Recycling and Waste Management, the City has established a recycling drop-off point:

City of Pasadena Recycling Center
2800 Pasadena Boulevard, Preston Avenue @ Pasadena Boulevard, Pasadena, 77502
(713) 475-7884 
Mon-Sat: 8 am - 6 pm
Garbage bag sales that were discontinued at the Recycling Center on Saturdays will resume at that location effective Saturday, November 3. In addition, sales of garbage bags have resumed at the Sanitation Department in Corrigan Center and Water Billing Department at City Hall effective immediately. Recycle bags are sold only at the Sanitation Department in Corrigan Center.
NEW HOURS FOR GARBAGE BAG SALES: Effective Saturday, January 5, 2013, garbage bags may be purchased between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. only.

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.
The City has also 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. For more information on this program, call 281-487-5000.

View or download a comprehensive guide to recycling materials, with listings of other recycle centers and tips on lessening dependency on landfill disposal of wastes. Available in English here or Spanish here.

Pasadena offers free curbside computer recycling pickup

Pasadena residents can now call the City and schedule a day and time for a sanitation crew to come make a curbside pick-up of unwanted computer parts. CompuRecyclers, the computer recycling provider the City has used for years, will offer their recycling services for free. The computers, if possible to repair, will be given for free to several worthy institutions. Older models are broken into component parts and used by various industries as raw materials for manufacturing.

To schedule a pick-up, contact the Pasadena ActionLIne at (713) 475-5555. Anything associated with computers, including cables, printers, keyboards, and monitors, is eligible for this new pick-up service.

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