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Posted on: April 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Waste Management provides vital contributions to community

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (April 29, 2016) – At its April Board meeting, The Woodlands Township received a report from Waste Management, outlining the vitally important role the contractor plays in the community, especially regarding efforts to make The Woodlands a better place to live through increased community involvement and environmental stewardship.

For more than 20 years, Waste Management has provided trash and recycling services to residents of The Woodlands. Dumpsters are serviced at no cost and roll-offs are serviced at a flat rate, saving the Township $26,912 on collection and disposal fees in 2015 alone. In addition to these services, Waste Management also invests in The Woodlands community and the education of its residents.

In 2016, Waste Management is providing more than $47,000 in education funds to The Woodlands Township. These funds will assist the Township’s Environmental Services Department to promote and enhance its programs, pilot new programs, sponsor events and respond to emerging environmental issues. In addition, Waste Management is now introducing its new program, Recycle Often. Recycle Right. This program will make recycling simple and rewarding to residents of The Woodlands.

A wide variety of Township events have also been supported by Waste Management over the last year, including Touch-a-Truck, GreenUp, Village Associations’ Flea Markets, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, Ironman Texas, Red, Hot & Blue Festival, Trick or Treat Trail, Lighting of the Doves, Run Through the Woods and the International Winter on the Waterway.

Waste Management currently services 34,359 households, nine fire stations, one emergency training facility, eight Township facilities and 26 apartment complexes, totaling 32,712 tons of trash and 15,475 tons of recycling materials. View the complete Waste Management report.

For more information on The Woodlands Township, please call 281-210-3800 or visit the Township website at

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