Trash Collection Guidelines

Best Trash

(281) 313-2378

Trash Collection: Tuesday and Friday

Recycle Collection: Friday

Trash Collection Guidelines (PDF)

Garbage collection: Resident supplied trash can between 30-50 gallon in size and/or bags not exceeding 40lbs.

Recycle collection: 18-gallon BEST TRASH provided recycle bin (red container).

Please have trash and recyclables out to the curb by 7:00 a.m.


On each regularly scheduled collection day, Tuesday and Friday, Best Trash will collect residential refuse located at the curbside in resident supplied trash cans between 30-50 gallons in size or bags not weighing over 40 pounds, placed at the curb. Trash must be placed at the curb by 7am on the day of collection.

Excluded Items

Dirt, sod, mulch, rocks, bricks, tile, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, sheetrock, insulation, construction debris, waste generated by a private contractor, or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Please do not dispose of gasoline, motor oil, paints, cooking oil, or any other liquid items in a container that are not visible to Best Trash personnel. If such items result in spillage that causes a stain, Best Trash is not responsible for the cleanup.  Best Trash will leave a tag explaining the reason for any non-collected item(s).

Heavy Trash

Offered every collection day.  Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be no larger than 4” inches in diameter, no more than 4’ feet long, tied in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds.  Tied bundles are required to allow quick pick up and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the compacting process.  Best Trash will collect up to 3 cubic yards (up to 10 bags OR 10 bundles) of yard waste each service day.   Items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses will be collected on both service days, the limit is 2 large items per collection day.  Carpet (up to 1 room of carpet, cut less than 4 feet wide, tied in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds), will be picked up on both garbage collection days.  By Federal Law, refrigerators, freezers, and any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed.

Special Collection Service

For more than normal amounts of residential refuse, yard trimmings or bulk items, Best Trash does have the ability to provide a special collection service.  For pricing information, please email your district name, address, and several pictures of your items to

Recycleable Items

PAPER (including cardboard), PLASTICS (1-5,7), ALUMINUM and TIN cans and GLASS (all colors)

Best Trash takes great pride in our recycle program.  Ensuring the best recycle program for our customers takes time and effort on both sides.  Please remove caps, liquids and food products from inside the containers.  Please only use the provided recycle bin for recyclable materials. The recycle bin is NOT an extra trash container and will NOT be emptied as such.  If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to the bin well marked as recyclable materialsCardboard is recyclable, please break down all boxes flat, and place them next to the recycle bin for collection.

Cart Care and Maintenance

Best Trash will provide each current residence with ONE 18-gallon recycling bin.  Best Trash will replace any recycle bin that is defective or otherwise become unusable due to normal wear and tear.  Lost or stolen bins can be replaced at $20.00 each by calling Best Trash or emailing

Holiday Schedule

If your regular trash or recycle collection day falls on a holiday (New Years Day, Independence Day or Christmas Day) the collection will be made on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

Woodring Park Improvements Project

If you’ve recently driven by Harris County MUD 71’s Woodring Park, located on the south side of Clay Road west of Lakes of Bridgewater Drive, you’ve likely noticed the major park and parking lot improvements that are nearing completion.  The purpose of this project is to expand and modernize the park’s splash pad and playground facilities for kids of all ages, and to provide a new space for our community to gather with the addition of a pavilion in the center of the park.

Since construction of the project began last spring, the MUD 71 Board has received a number of questions regarding the project.  In particular, residents have been curious about the funding for the project.  On November 8, 2005, MUD 71 held a bond election at which the voters were asked, among other things, whether MUD 71 should be authorized to issue a maximum amount of $6,630,000 of bonds for parks and recreational facilities.  The election passed with 77.8% of those who voted in the election voting in favor of the issuance of the park bonds.

Over the years, MUD 71 generally has been phasing in park improvements over time using operating funds on hand, including the construction of a trail around Lonestar Lake on the west side of Mason Road north of Calderbrook Drive, and the rehabilitation of Bundy Lake Park and Plaza at the northeast corner of Mason Road and Lakes of Bridgewater Drive.  Recently, however, the MUD 71 Board has faced larger challenges with the splash pad and playground facilities at Woodring Park nearing the end of their useful life, as well as resident requests for additional trail improvements around Mirror Lake and one of the Morton Ranch detention facilities.

In order to timely and efficiently complete these projects, the MUD 71 Board has elected to issue $3,940,000 of the $6,630,000 authorized amount of park bonds to pay for these projects.  MUD 71 has received approval from its oversight body, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, for the bonds and expects to issue the bonds in mid-March 2023.  Based upon the financial information and projections provided by MUD 71’s financial advisor, the MUD 71 Board currently does not expect to increase the District’s total tax rate or utility bill rates as a result of issuing these bonds.

The MUD 71 Board looks forward to the completion of the Woodring Park Improvements Project.  Stay tuned for more information about a grand opening event expected to occur in May!