Holiday Waste Collections

2017 Holiday Collection Schedule

The only holidays that will affect residential trash and recycling collection in 2017 are:

  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Christmas Day: Monday, December 25, 2017
There will be no trash or recycling service on these holidays. Waste Management will resume pick-up on the day following the holiday. Trash and recycling pick-up for the observed holiday and all subsequent days of the week will be delayed by one day. For instance, Monday service will occur on Tuesday and Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, etc. Households with Friday service will receive pick-up on Saturday. 

For all other holidays, please place your carts at the curb if it is your regular service day. For a trouble-free pick-up, please place carts at curb by 7 a.m., make sure that lids on carts close completely and follow service guidelines. 


The Woodlands Recycling Center on Research Forest Drive will be open every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, regardless of holidays. 


  1. Guidelines for December Holiday Pickups
  2. Christmas Tree Collections
  3. Extra Household Waste

Guidelines for Recycling Gift Boxes and Wrappings: 


Collection Schedule, Missed Pick-Up or Unresolved Service Issues

  • To determine service day, schedule a cart repair/replacement, schedule a bulk pick-up or to report a missed pick-up, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-800-5804. 
  • To report unresolved service issues, please contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800.