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Trash day

You may have received a notice from the City of Houston that your trash collection day has changed. Here’s the email I got:

In continuing efforts to improve service and maximize taxpayer dollars, we have re-routed select areas in North Houston for Automated Garbage Collection and Yard Trimmings Collection. The purpose of the re-route is to balance routes for more efficient and speedy service. The new service days will become effective Monday, June 29th, 2009.

We thank you for your assistance in this transition. Please remind your neighbors if you don’t see their garbage carts out on the new service day. Your Recycling as well as your Tree Waste/Junk Waste day will not be changing.

We have prepared and mailed information to homes in North Houston who will have a new service day. You may also view the “North Re-Route” page on our website and review the service days in your area. Only areas detailed on this map were affected by the change of schedule.

For additional information, visit our website at, or call the City of Houston Customer Service line 3-1-1.

The full map is here, and among other things it tells me that my new trash day will be Thursday. I think this calls for a video:

How many people do you think will forget this change during the first week, and how long do you think it will take for everyone to get into the new habit?

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    If my neighborhood is any guide, about a month. Household refuse collection is down to once a week, but the carts are still coming out to the street on what used to be the usual days.

  2. K-SPoT says:

    From what I could tell, only one neighbor on our street remembered and I only remembered after my can wasnt picked up…pretty much everyone else’s garbage can is still on the street…

  3. rodelio a exconde says:

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Please be advised that our GARBAGE CAN is broken. I do not what know what
    happen. The last time that the garbage was pick the cover of the garbage can was
    gone and one of the wheel is broken. My address is 7507 Lacy Hill Dr, Houston Texas

    Sending a replacement for the garbage can will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.