When will my pickup occur?
We will coordinate the date of your first pickup with you after receiving your sign up.
What areas of Houston do you cover?
We serve residents all over Houston. You can check here first if we give service in your zip code area
Where do I get a recycling bin for my glass?
We can provide you with a bin for $10.00 or you may choose to use your own bin (16 gallon or less).
Do I have to separate the glass by color?
Can I skip a pickup?
Where do I place the bin for pickup?
Near your home (e.g. by your front door).
How much glass can be picked up per visit?
Our bins hold 12 gallons of glass. If you have much more than that after your first pickup, we will contact you to discuss options (e.g., increase frequency of your pickups or add additional bins at $5.00 per pickup)..
What constitutes an overflowing bin?
Our bins have lids, if lids cannot be closed it is overflowing. If glass is over the top of a customer provided bin (16 gallon or less), it is overflowing.
What if I have more glass waste than my bin will hold?
We can provide additional bins for $10.00 at your request. You may also choose to provide your own bin (16 gallon or less). You will be charged an additional $5.00 for each additional bin per pickup.
Why do you charge extra for overflowing bins?
Overflowing bins create safety hazards (spilling/breaking glass) and extra time per service.
Where do you take the glass?
Strategic Materials, a local glass processor that we are fortunate to have in Houston.
Can I use my bin?
Yes, if it is 16 gallons or less. But if you need one, just let us know and we will bring one on your first
Where do I get a bin for my compost materials?
We will bring you one the week before your first pickup.
What can go in my compost bin?
Coffee grounds, egg shells, vegetable scraps, and fruit scraps only. No citrus, meats, fats or oils, compostable
bags/containers, or anything else.
What if I have more compost materials than my bin will hold between weekly pickups?
Let us know and we can provide you a second bin or discuss our commercial pickup plans with you.
Where do you take the compost materials you collect?
We deliver the compost materials to urban farmers that use it to enrich the soil they use to grow food.
It benefits the environment by recycling organic resources while conserving landfill space.
Does compost stink?
Our bins have tightly sealing lids and will contain most odors. Some of our customers store the compost materials in the freezer until their weekly pickup which also eliminates any odors
Do you recycle cardboard?
Yes, we provide cardboard pickup as an add-on service at $5 per bundle of flattened cardboard, just let us know before your schedule pickup
What is a bundle of cardboard?
A bundle consists of flattened cardboard no higher than 1’ tall securely tied with string or twine.
Do you recycle batteries?
Yes, we provide battery pickup as an add-on service at $5 per pound. Please isolate positive terminals of batteries by simply taping them off with masking or electrical tape to prevent accidental discharge in transit. Just let us know before your schedule pickup.
What type of batteries do you recycle?
All single use and rechargeable batteries. We can also recycle automotive type batteries just let us know before your schedule pickup.