Garbage & Recycling Carts Information

Residents receive a 95-gallon grey garbage cart and a 65-gallon green recycle cart, unless a different size is requested.

If a different cart size is needed, or your cart is broken and needs repair or replacement, please contact Republic Services via email at or by phone at 713-726-7307.

Garbage and Recycling Cart Fees

  • Additional Garbage Cart - $7.00/per cart/per month
  • Additional Recycle Cart - $0/per cart/per month 
  • Cart Exchange/Delivery (either service) - $25.00 per Cart
  • Replacement Cart (either service) - $70.00 per cart
Trash carts at curb

Cart Assistance Program

The Cart Assistance Program is provided to residents who have a physical condition which prohibits them from moving the garbage and recycle carts to the curb for collection. This program does not include assistance for green waste, bulky waste, textile recycling or on-call bulk cardboard recycling.

Residents can enroll in the Cart Assistance Program by completing the program application. The application must be certified by a medical doctor. Once the application has been approved, you will be notified of the start date for the program. Periodic audits will be required to maintain enrollment.