Holiday Waste Collections

2016 Holiday Collection Schedule

The only holidays that will affect residential trash and recycling collection in 2016 are: 

  • New Year's Day: Friday, January 1, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24, 2016
For New Year's, Thanksgiving and all subsequent days of that week, trash and recycling services will be delayed by one day. For example, Friday service will occur on Saturday. 

For all other holidays, please place your carts at the curb if it is your regular service day. 

During 2016, 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: 

  • On your first pickup day following December 25, extra wrapping paper and gift boxes are accepted curbside for recycling.  
  • To recycle holiday paper and gift boxes, place in a paper bag or small box next to your recycling cart. 
  • The holiday recycling truck is a traditional rear-loading truck, reserved only for recyclables. 
    • NO plastic bags. 
    • NO Styrofoam™. 
    • NO bubble wrap.
    • NO ribbon or decorations. 
  • Failure to follow guidelines will result in items being left at the curb. 

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.