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Aerosol Cans


Aerosol cans can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program.

All Purpose Cleaners


If the bottles are not empty, it can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the curbside recycling program.

Don't dump it. Never put anything into a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in the garbage for collection.

Aluminum Cans


You can recycle aluminum cans in the curbside recycling program.

Aluminum Foil & Other Aluminum Products


You can recycle aluminum foil, plates, trays and disposable cooking ware in the curbside recycling program as long as it is clean and clear of food products. Otherwise, please put it in the garbage.

Animal Waste


Please seal animal waste in a plastic bag before putting it in the garbage.

Antifreeze


Household quantities of antifreeze can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Do not mix it with other automotive products and avoid having to dispose of anti-freeze by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in the garbage for collection.

Appliances


Appliances containing refrigerants (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioning units) must have the Freon removed prior to being collected curbside. Appliances are collected once a month on the bulky waste day. A licensed professional must tag the appliance stating it is free of refrigerants.

Residents also have the option of taking uncertified appliances to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center located in Rosenberg where they are accepted for a $10 charge. Appliance stores also typically will take old appliances with the purchase of new ones.

If the appliances are in good, working condition, you can donate them to a charitable organization or thrift store

Ashes


Allow ashes to cool and then seal them in a plastic bag before putting them in the garbage.

Auto Body Parts


Automotive parts are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact a junk yard or a metal recycler to dispose of an auto body part.

Automotive Fluids


Household quantities of automotive fluids can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Do not mix the fluids together and avoid having to dispose of automotive fluids by buying only what you need. Motor oil and some filters can be recycled at a number of locations around town. You can find these locations by calling your local automotive repair shop or parts store.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in the garbage.

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Bags - Paper


Residents can recycle paper bags in your curbside recycling cart, except for gift bags. Gift bags have a waxy coating that makes them difficult to recycle. Please reuse them for another gift or place them in your garbage cart.

Bags - Plastic


Grocery plastic bags, dry cleaner bags, plastic food bags, or plastic newspaper sleeves cannot be placed in your curbside recycling cart. Many retail grocers such as Krogers, H.E.B., Randalls, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods collect and recycle plastic bags.

Bathroom Cleaners


If the bottles are not empty, it can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Batteries


Household rechargeable and car batteries can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Common non-rechargeable household batteries can be disposed of in your garbage cart.

Car batteries can also be taken back to stores that sell them. There is often a fee for this service. A metal recycler may even pay you for your car battery. Check the yellow pages under "Recycling Centers" for a list of recyclers.

Bedding


The City encourages residents to donate items to a local charitable organization. If the items are not going to be donated, bedding can be recycled in the Textile Recycling program.


Bleach Bottles
If the bottles are not empty, it can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Boats


Boats are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact a junk yard or search for Donation options to dispose of an old boat.

Boxes


See Moving Boxes.

Boxboard


You can recycle boxboard, the paper used to make cereal boxes, soda cartons, shoe boxes and similar boxes. Please break down the boxes and place these items in your curbside recycling cart.

Brake Fluid


Household quantities can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Do not mix it with other automotive fluids.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Branches


Green waste, such as shrubs, grass clippings and tree limbs, are collected once a week and recycled into mulch and compost at a composting facility. Limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length. It is helpful, but not required, to tie or bundle limbs. Stumps and large limbs that are not cut into firewood size pieces (2 feet by 6 inch) will not be collected. Residents should arrange items in piles 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet which are easily handled by one person.

Bricks


Bricks are not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Bug Spray


Household quantities of bug spray can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty containers cannot be recycled and should be put in the garbage cart.

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Car Batteries


Car batteries can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program.

Cardboard


Cardboard can be recycled in your recycle cart. Please flatten the cardboard prior to placing in the cart. Large quantities of cardboard can also be recycled through the Bulk Cardboard Recycling program.

Pizza boxes cannot be recycled due to food and grease contamination. You can tear the top of the box off to recycle it but the bottom must be thrown away. If the entire box is grease-free, the whole box can be recycled.

Cards


Greeting cards and brightly colored envelopes can be recycled; place them in your recycle cart.

Carpeting


Residents can set carpeting out during their bulky item collection. Carpeting must be cut in 4 foot strips for pickup, and can not weigh over 50 pounds. Another option is to have the carpet installer dispose of your old carpet. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Catalogs


Catalogs can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Cell Phones


Cell phones should not be disposed of in your garbage cart because they may contain hazardous materials such as brominated flame retardants, lead, mercury and cadmium. All manufacturers, authorized dealers, and service providers have recycling programs in place. You can also dispose of cell phones safely by taking them to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center or at Ben & Jerry's in Town Square:
16155 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77487


Cereal Boxes
Cereal boxes and other boxboard can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart. Please flatten or cut Down the boxboard to fit in the cart.

Christmas Trees


Christmas trees can be recycled curbside on your Green Waste collection day. Christmas trees must be free of all ornaments, tinsel, trimmings, metal tree stands and plastic tree sacks. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of on your bulky waste collection day.

Cinder Blocks


Cinder blocks are not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Cleaning Products


Cleaning products can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Clothing


The City encourages residents to donate items to a local charitable organization. If the items are not going to be donated, clothing can be recycled in the Textile Recycling program.


Coat Hangers
Metal coat hangers cannot be recycled, please place them in your garbage cart or take them to a dry cleaners for reuse. Plastic coat hangers can be recycled in your recycling cart.

Computer Paper


Computer paper can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Computers


Computers can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Computers should not be put in the garbage cart; this method has detrimental effects on the environment. Thanks to a state law, computer manufacturers are required to offer Texas consumers a convenient recycling program that is also free at the time of recycling for devices listed below. For more information, please visit TexasRecyclesComputers.org.
  • Desktop and laptop computers
  • Monitors / display devices without a tuner
  • Keyboard and mouse
Other disposal / recycling options:
  • Goodwill
    5005 Highway 6
    Missouri City, TX 77459
  • Best Buy accepts most consumer electronics.
  • Staples accepts computer equipment at no charge.

Concrete


Concrete is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal/recycling options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Confidential / Sensitive Documents


Sensitive paper Documents may be shredded (secured in a paper bag) and then placed in your recycle cart.

Construction Debris


Construction debris is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services at 713.726.7307 for disposal/recycling options or you may dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Cooking Oil


Used liquefied cooking oils are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City of Sugar Land Public Works and Utilities Department near the tire recycling center at:
111 Gillingham Lane
Sugar Land, TX 77487

City residents may dispose of up to 10 gallons of liquid cooking oil per day at no charge. The cooking oil recycling center is for residential customers only and includes only liquid cooking grade fats, oils and grease, not petroleum products. Small quantities of cooking oil can be can be mixed with kitty litter, Doubled bagged, and then placed in your trash. You can also seal small quantities in a coffee can or similar container and place it in your garbage cart.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection. If the bottles are not empty, please take them to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center.

Cooking Oil Bottles


Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)


Household quantities of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program., or you can take them to any Home Depot or Lowe's. This free service allows customers to bring in any expired, unbroken CFL bulbs, and give them to the store associate behind the returns desk.

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Degreasers


Degreasers can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Avoid having to dispose of degreasers by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Diapers


Diapers cannot be recycled. Please seal them in a plastic bag and place them in your garbage cart.

Dirt


Dirt is not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Disposable Dishes, Food Containers & Utensils


Disposable dishes, food containers and utensils are recyclable if they are free of food residue and made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic. Place them in your curbside recycling cart.

Disposable dishes and utensils made of paper or other materials are not recyclable, please dispose in your garbage.

Doors


Residents can set wooden and metal doors out on their bulky waste collection day, donate to charitable organization or thrift store, or dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Drugs (Prescription Drugs)


Residents can dispose of unused or expired medication by purchasing a postage-paid envelope from local pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens and Kroger or holding the medication until the next DEA collection event. The postage-paid envelope costs $3.99 and allows residents to mail their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Sharp Compliance's Texas facility for disposal. Controlled substances are excluded from the program.

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Electronics


Some electronics can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. For other disposal options, please visit the Where Can I Donate or Recycle My Old Computer and Other Electronic Products? page of the US EPA's website.

Envelopes


Envelopes can be recycled in your curbside recycle cart.

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Facial Tissue


Facial tissue cannot be recycled. Please put it in your garbage.

Fax Paper


Residents can recycle fax paper in the curbside recycling cart.

Fencing


Fence posts can be placed curbside for collection on your bulky waste day if they are free of nails, less than 4 feet in length and cement free.

Fertilizers


Household quantities of fertilizers can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Avoid having to dispose of fertilizers by buying only what you need. Empty containers should be put in the garbage.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Fire Extinguishers


Residents can take fire extinguishers to FireTron, Inc. located at
10101 Stafford Center Drive
Stafford, TX 77477

Please call FireTron at 281-499-1500 for hours of operation. Disposal fee may apply.

Flammable Liquids


Household quantities of flammable liquids may be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Most empty containers should be put in the garbage. Avoid having to dispose of flammable liquids by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Household quantities of fluorescent light bulbs can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program or Home Depot.

Food Containers


Disposable food or take-out containers made of cardboard or styrofoam are not recyclable (such as pizza boxes or egg cartons). Tupperware-type containers and plastic containers that contain baked goods, deli, or produce from the grocery store which are made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your curbside recycle cart. Please rinse any food particles out of the containers before placing them in the cart.

Furniture


The city encourages residents to donate furniture in good condition to a charitable organization or thrift store. If it is unable to be donated, furniture can be disposed of on your bulky waste day.

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Gasoline


Household quantities of gasoline can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Do not mix it with other automotive products. Avoid having to dispose of gasoline by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Glass


Glass bottles and jars (all colors) can be recycled in your green recycle cart. All other types of glass, including broken glass, drinking glasses, ceramics, etc. should be put in your garbage cart.

Grass Clippings


Grass clippings can be recycled in the curbside Green Waste program, which is provided once a week. The city also encourages residents to participate in Grasscycling. Grasscycling allows grass clippings to remain on the yard after mowing; they can act as a slow-release fertilizer to your lawn while helping to retain moisture in the soil. This reduces the need for watering and can eliminate the need for fertilizer.

Grocery Bags


See Bags - Paper or Bags - Plastic.

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Hazardous Waste


Household quantities of most types of hazardous waste can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. The program does not accept medical waste, radioactive materials, PCBs, and dioxins.

Businesses should contact Republic Services for disposal options or consult a private hazardous waste disposal company.

Herbicides


Household quantities of herbicides can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty containers should be put in the garbage. They are not recyclable. Avoid having to dispose of herbicides by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

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Insecticides


Household quantities can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty containers should be put in the garbage. They are not recyclable. Avoid having to dispose of insecticides by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Insulation


Insulation is not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

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Juice Bottles


Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Juice Boxes


Most paper juice boxes cannot be recycled. You can recycle the juice boxes curbside as long as they Don't have a plastic spout otherwise, please put these in your garbage.

Junk Mail


Junk mail can be recycled in your recycle cart. Product samples cannot be recycled, please put these in your garbage.

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Kitty Litter


Please seal kitty litter in a plastic bag before putting it in your garbage.

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Laundry Detergent Bottles


Empty detergent bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Laundry Detergent Boxes


Empty laundry detergent boxes can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Lawn Mowers


Residents can set lawn mowers out during their bulky waste day. All gas, oil, or fuel must be removed before placing at the curb.

You may also be able to Donate your lawn mower if it's in good condition to a charitable organization or thrift store. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Leaves


Residents can recycle leaves by setting them out in a reusable container or bags on their green waste collection day.

It is against city ordinance to rake, sweep or blow leaves onto the street. Debris may clog storm drains and increase the risk of floods. Leaves can also be composted in your backyard with vegetable scraps to make an effective soil conditioner.

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Magazine


Magazines can be recycled in your recycle cart. You may also be able to Donate your your magazines to local hospitals or Doctor's offices.

Margarine Tubs


Margarine tubs or similar containers made of #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Mattresses


Mattresses and box springs in good condition can be donated to a local charitable organization or thrift store. If it is unable to be donated, mattresses will be collected on your bulky waste day or can be taken to a local landfill for a fee.

Medical Waste


Syringes, needles, or sharps should be placed in a sturdy plastic container with a tight fitting lid such as a laundry detergent bottle. The bottle then needs to be taped shut and labeled syringes, sharps, or needles. The bottle can then be placed in your garbage cart. Do not put this container in your recycle cart.

Medications


Residents can dispose of unused or expired medication by purchasing a postage-paid envelope from local pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens and Kroger or holding the medication until the next DEA collection event. The postage-paid envelope costs $3.99 and allows residents to mail their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Sharp Compliance's Texas facility for disposal. Controlled substances are excluded from the program.

Microwaves


Residents can place microwaves in the garbage cart for collection. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee. If your microwave is in good condition, you may also be able to donate it to a charitable organization or thrift store.

Residents also have the option of taking appliances to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center located in Rosenberg. Appliance stores also typically will take old appliances with the purchase of new ones.

Milk Jugs


Milk jugs can be recycled in your recycle cart. You can recycle the milk boxes as long as they Don't have a plastic spout otherwise, please put these in your garbage.

Mirrors


Mirrors are not accepted for curbside recycling or at the recycling centers. Please box mirrors or wrap them in several layers of newspaper and label the package "Glass." Place the package in your garbage cart.

Mortar


Mortar is not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Motor Oil


Household quantities of motor oil can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Do not mix motor oil with other automotive fluids and avoid having to dispose of oil by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Motor Oil Bottles


Motor oil bottles cannot be recycled curbside no matter what type of plastic they are made from. Please put empty bottles in your garbage.

Motorcycles


Automotive parts or any item with a title of ownership are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact a junk yard to dispose of a motorcycle.

You may also be able to Donate your motorcycle if it's in good condition to a charitable organization or thrift store.

Moving Boxes


Flatten corrugated cardboard can be recycled in your recycle cart. Large quantities of boxes can also be recycled through the Bulk Cardboard Recycling program.

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Needles


Needles should be placed in a sturdy plastic container with a tight fitting lid such as, a laundry detergent bottle. The bottle then needs to be taped shut and labeled syringes, sharps, or needles. The bottle can then be placed in your garbage cart. Do not put this container in your recycle cart.

Newspapers


Newspapers including inserts can be recycled in your recycle cart.

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Office Paper


Office paper can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Oil Filters


Residents may take household quantities of oil filters to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for safe disposal. Some of the automotive shops that accept motor oil for recycling, may also accept oil filters for a small fee. Call ahead of time to find out whether the shop takes oil filters and what the charge is.

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Paint


Household quantities of latex and oil-based paint can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Avoid having to dispose of paint by buying only what you need.

Paint Cans


Remove the lids from empty latex paint cans and allow any residue to dry. Afterwards you can put the can and lid in your garbage cart. Do not put paint cans or lids in your recycle cart.

Paint Thinner


Household quantities of paint thinner and other solvents can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Avoid having to dispose of paint thinner by buying only what you need.

Pallets

Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Paper


Paper including newspapers, magazines, catalogs, home office paper, colored paper, pamphlets, brochures, greeting cards, wrapping paper, envelopes and junk mail can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Tissue, facial or toilet tissue, paper towels or napkins, or any wet or food-stained paper cannot be recycled.

Paper Bags


See Bags - Paper.

Paperboard


Paperboard or boxboard, the paper used to make cereal boxes, soda cartons, shoe boxes, and similar boxes can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Pesticides


Household quantities of pesticides can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty containers cannot be recycled and should be put in your trash. Avoid having to dispose of pesticides by buying only what you need.

Phone Books


Phone books can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Photographic Chemicals


Household quantities of photographic chemicals can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program.

Pizza Boxes


Residents cannot recycle pizza boxes due to food and grease contamination. If the entire box is grease-free, the whole box can be recycled. If areas are soiled, you can remove the soiled areas and recycle the clean sections.

Plastic


Plastic containers made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart. (Recycling numbers are usually located on the bottom or the side of an item.)

If the bottle contained motor oil, pesticides, herbicides, adhesives, paints, or solvents; it cannot be recycled no matter what type of plastic it was made from.

Plastic Bags


See Bags - Plastic.

Plastic Bottles


Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Plastic Utensils


Plastic Utensils made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Plastic Wrap


Residents cannot recycle plastic wrap at the curb; please put it in your garbage.

Pool Chemicals


Household quantities of pool chemicals can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Avoid having to dispose of pool chemicals by buying only what you need. Never put pool chemicals in your trash. Many pool chemicals give off fumes that can be harmful to collection workers.

Posters


Residents can recycle posters in the recycle cart.

"Post-it" Notes


Residents can recycle "Post-it" notes in the recycle cart.

Prescription Drugs


Residents can dispose of unused or expired medication by purchasing a postage-paid envelope from local pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens and Kroger or holding the medication until the next DEA collection event. The postage-paid envelope costs $3.99 and allows residents to mail their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Sharp Compliance's Texas facility for disposal. Controlled substances are excluded from the program..

Product Samples


Residents cannot recycle product samples at the curb. Please put them in your garbage.

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Refrigerators & Freezers


Appliances containing refrigerants (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioning units) must have the Freon removed prior to being collected curbside. Appliances are collected once a month on the bulky waste day. A licensed professional must tag the appliance stating it is free of refrigerants.

Residents also have the option of taking uncertified appliances to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center located in Rosenberg where they are accepted for a $10 charge. Appliance stores also typically will take old appliances with the purchase of new ones.

Remodeling Debris


Remodeling / construction debris is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Roach / Ant Bait & Powder


Household quantities of roach and ant bait and other pesticides can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Avoid having to dispose of roach and ant bait and powders by buying only what you need.

Rocks


Rocks are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee

Roofing


Roofing materials are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

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Sand


Sand is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Sandwich Bags


Residents cannot recycle sandwich bags at the curb. Please put these in your garbage.

Sawdust


Please seal sawdust in a plastic bag before putting it in the garbage. This will help prevent employee injuries or litter problems.

Scrap Metal


Scrap metal is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services or a scrap metal recycler for recycling options.

Shampoo Bottles


Shampoo bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Sheet Rock


Sheet rock is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Shingles


Shingles are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Shoe Boxes


Shoe boxes can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Shoes


The City encourages residents to donate items to a local charitable organization.If the items are not going to be donated, shoes can be recycled in the Textile Recycling program.


Siding
Siding is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Small Branches


Bulky items, such as shrubs, clippings and tree limbs, are considered heavy trash and will be collected on either collection day. Limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 foot in length. It is helpful, but not required, to tie or bundle limbs. Stumps and large limbs that are not cut into firewood size pieces will not be collected.

Smoke Detectors


Smoke detectors can be disposed of in your garbage. An alternative disposal option is to mail the smoke detector back to the manufacturer for disposal. The manufacturer may charge a fee for this service.

Soap Bottles


Soap bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Solvents


Household quantities of solvents can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Avoid having to dispose of solvents by buying only what you need. Empty solvent containers should be put in the garbage.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your trash for collection.

Stone


Stones are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal/recycling options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Styrofoam


Styrofoam cannot be recycled at the curb or at the recycling centers. Residents can also take household quantities of styrofoam to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center.

Styrofoam packaging and products can usually be identified by a recycling triangle logo with the number 6 inside it stamped on the item. You may be able to Donate styrofoam peanuts to Mail Boxes Etc., or a similar store for reuse. If you dispose of styrofoam peanuts in your garbage, please seal them in a plastic bag first which will prevent them from spilling onto the street when your garbage cart is emptied.

Syringes


Syringes should be placed in a sturdy plastic container with a tight fitting lid such as a laundry detergent bottle. The bottle then needs to be taped shut and labeled syringes, sharps, or needles. The bottle can then be placed in the garbage. Do not put this container in your recycle cart.

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Televisions (TVs)

TVs can be recycled in the curbside household hazardous waste program, at various local establishments or donated to local charities.

Textiles

The City encourages residents to donate items to a local charitable organization. If the items are not going to be donated, textiles can be recycled in the Textile Recycling program.



Tiles


Tiles are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Tin Cans


Tin cans can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Tires


Tires can be dropped in the tire recycling enclosure located at the City of Sugar Land Public Works Department between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at:
111 Gillingham Lane
Sugar Land, TX 77487

Passenger tires only. Rims must be removed. A maximum of 4 per tires per week. You can also take tires to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center.

Tissue paper


Residents cannot recycle tissue paper at the curb. Please put this material in your garbage.

Toilets
Toilets can be set out for collection on your bulky waste day or taken to a local landfill for a fee. If your toilet is in good condition, you may also be able to donate it to a charitable organization.

Toilet tissue


Residents cannot recycle toilet or facial tissue at the curb. Please put these materials in your garbage.

Toys


If the toys are in good condition, you can donate them to a charitable organization or thrift store.

Trailers


Trailers or any item with a title of ownership are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please consult a junk yard about disposal options.

Transmission fluid


Household quantities of transmission fluid can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Do not mix it with other automotive products and avoid having to dispose of transmission fluid by buying only what you need. Some automotive stores or garages may take this item for you.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Trees, Downed


  • On the Right of Way: Please report Downed trees that are blocking the street or public right of way to the Public Works Department at 281-275-2450.
  • On Electrical Wires: Please report Downed trees that are on electrical wires to Centerpoint Energy at 713-207-2222.

Individual property owners are responsible for taking care of trees that are downed on their own property. Options include cutting it up and including it with your weekly green waste collection, hauling it a local landfill for a fee, or hiring a contractor to clear the tree for you. Green waste, such as shrubs, grass clippings and tree limbs, are collected once a week and are recycled into mulch or compost at a composting facility. Limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length. It is helpful, but not required, to tie or bundle limbs. Stumps and large limbs that are not cut into firewood size pieces (2 feet by 6 inches) will not be collected. Residents are limited to a maximum of 15 cubic yards per collection arranged in piles 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet easily handled by one person.

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Utensils


Utensils made of #1 - 5 and 7 plastics can be recycled in the curbside recycling program. Utensils made of other materials cannot be recycled - please dispose of them in your garbage.

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Vacuum Cleaner Dust


Please seal vacuum cleaner dust and bags in a plastic bag before putting it in your garbage. This will help prevent employee injuries and litter.

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Water Bottles


Residents can recycle water bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic in the curbside recycling program.

Weed Killer


Household quantities of weed killer can be disposed of in the curbside household hazardous waste program. Empty containers should be put in the trash. They are not recyclable. Avoid having to dispose of weed killer by buying only what you need.

Don't dump it.Never put anything into a storm drain If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your trash for collection.

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Yogurt Containers


Yogurt containers and other rigid plastics #1 - 5 and 7, can be recycled in the recycle cart after rinsing out any food residue.

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Ziploc Bags


Ziploc Bags cannot be recycled at the curb. Please put these in your trash or deposit them in the grocery store bag recycling bins at your grocery store (clean and dry).

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