Absolutely would recommend this company!! Our neighborhood HOA switched to them and I can't say enough good things about them. They handled a minor issue promptly and professionally. They pick up our trash as scheduled every week as promised and we are very pleased.
1901 Afton StHouston, TX 77055
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From Business: Waste Management provides residential, commercial and industrial trash collection, as well as recycling and dumpster services.We support a number of local community organizations with employee volunteerism and event participation.Waste Management is dedicated to serving customers and communities as a safe and comprehensive…
15912 Hollister StHouston, TX 77066
From Business: Houston's most dependable trash removal service! You can rely on the high quality, competitive bids for all of your residential and commercial removal needs. Let us give you an estimate on any large or small job. We are a professional company providing you with quality work at reasonable rates. The following is a partial l…
Definitely love these guys!!! It was a night mare dealing with my past tenants, once they left the house they were renting I did not know what to do especially since i was all the way in Missouri at the time. Luckily I called Steven the owner and he was able to send a crew out that same day. Sen…
Email from Customer:Brian – I wanted to thank you again for being so responsive this weekend. I will tell my friends and colleagues about your service and the professionalism and responsiveness of your company! Gwen
12. R & J Disposal
0 Cordoba DrHouston, TX 77088
From Business: We are family owned and operated and provide good, friendly, reliable, honest service. Our Company provides 20, 30, and 40 yard containers to residential and commercial clients. Not only do we provide roll off containers, but we also supply Hazmat Water Tight Continers!!
106 Schade LnHouston, TX 77037
From Business: AAA Cheap Trash Hauling, providing high quality, low-cost, residential and commercial junk removal services to all of Texas for almost 15 years! We are dedicated professionals looking to make the world a cleaner place! We have the largest containers when compared to most of our competition, yet our prices are half, startin…
8600 Westpark Dr. Suite 109Houston, TX 77063
From Business: College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving is the only national junk removal and moving company that offers home and office moves, junk removal, donation pick-ups, and labor services across the United States and Canada. Every College Hunks franchise location, truck and team member is fully licensed & insured.
These guys were on time and the rates were less than Republic Services. I would highly recommed the to all my friends and family!
Horrible company. The workers are lazy and often only pick up one bag and leave the can full, or dump the can and leave a leaf bag. My neighbors have the same issue. I have sent them twice an auto pay form, have proof of this, yet they keep saying they have not received it and suspend my service. Then they charge late fees when I call them to make a payment and refuse to waive the $20 late fees. How are they still in business with all of the negative reviews and dissatisfied customers? Ridiculous and extremely frustrating.
Absolutely horrible. Always miss my trash pick up. I have two trash cans on the curb and they haven't picked it up. But they drive right by. I live on the main st coming into ponderosa forest. All my neighbors and others drive by my trash cans all week wondering why there not being picked up. We've called numerous times. We're promised by the little girl who answers the phone over and over that out trash would be picked up. It never was. I sat on the HOA board and meet the owner of j&s trash. What a shame he lets his company get this type of reputation. If your HOA is considering this company. Be very careful, I personally have had nothing but problems. This is about the 12th incident with this company.
Great experiences with Louis on the few jobs he has done for me. Outstanding service, professionalism, and punctuality. Would definitely recommend Louis! (Michael Y. Houston, TX)
The Worst of any service offered, RUN to someone else!Eco Waste is supposed to pick up at my house, curb side Tuesday and Friday. The provided can is put out at 6am every Tuesday and sits on the curb till Thursday 7PM till Eco Waste gets around to picking it up when it is convenient for them... This is hit or miss as well sometimes (50/50) they don't come at all!!Friday at 6am the FULL can is put out again and is usually picked up by Saturday evening sometime..... Then they send you a bill and expect a full 3 months of PRE-payment for work they may or may not due.ANY other service company would be better than these guys!!Eco Waste truly offers garbage as service!!!
Residential pick up in Galveston County has been horrible. The trucks fail to come quite often for our 2 day per week delivery in unincorporated Galveston County and this week missed both days. Customer service is totally ineffectual and just passes the buck to someone you cannot talk to. Our neighborhood is about to search for another residential garbage company.
Worst GARBAGE company if you can call company. They took my money and never pick up the trash not only mine but the entire neighborhood they dont answer the phone what kind of business is this i don't understand how they can get away with that, i dont know what to do with them. Some body help me please.
HORRIBLE ,HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE! Send them the check for the service and never heard back from them. I would call them and they would lie and say they were coming. ITS BEEN TWO MONTHS and they are still not here. Now they send my calls to voicemail.
In Dickinson Texas I have experienced missed pickups, lies, stopped service for no reason, false claims sent to collection agency and overcharges they refuse to correct. Not on the top of my list.
Waste management is more than just a smelly chore. Depending on where you live, it can be complicated and subject to a variety of local laws.
Understanding Waste Management
People produce a lot of waste, and proper disposal of that waste is essential for maintaining healthy living environments. Not only is garbage unpleasant to be around, but it also breeds bacteria, attracts pests, and takes up more space than you might imagine. So, governments create rules to properly dispose of it.
There are four main ways the trash gets taken out:
Landfills are by far the most common form of waste disposal. In the year 2013 alone, the U.S. sent 294 million tons of trash to landfills. While many people might think of landfills as simply a hole in the ground filled with trash, they are carefully planned out and expertly constructed structures. They have bottom liners made of either clay or plastic and are covered with soil daily. Landfills are designed to prevent the trash inside from coming in contact with environmental factors, including water and air.
Landfills are different than dumps, which don't attempt to separate the garbage from the surrounding environment. Typically, landfills also have runoff collection ponds, drop-off stations, and a buffer area around the premises. This keeps everything contained and reduces the effects on the environment and community.
Recycling means using existing material to create new products. The goal is to reduce pollution associated with creating new materials and decrease waste going to landfills. A wide range of commonly used products can be recycled, including:
While the U.S. has no national recycling laws, some state and local governments have implemented their own requirements.
Incineration, also called waste-to-energy, involves burning trash, usually to produce electricity for homes or businesses. Though this practice is common in Europe, the U.S. has been hesitant to adopt this method of waste disposal. However, some cities are beginning to embrace the technology. As recycling costs have gone up and participation in recycling efforts have gone down, some cities are turning to incineration for their garbage removal.
Composting refers only to organic substances, like food and paper waste. Composting quickly breaks down matter, and the resulting material can be used for agricultural or landscaping purposes, as it is filled with nutrients that are great for plants.
Cost of Garbage Services
Garbage is something most people don't want to handle more than they have to. Thankfully, cities arrange for workers to take your trash away for you. But, did you know that there are different types of trash that require different people to handle?
Trash removal refers to the waste collectors who come to your curb or building's dumpster on a weekly basis to remove the trash. This expense might be included in your utility bill, rent payment or another bill every month. However, you might have other options, depending on where you live. If you decide to hire an independent company instead of relying on the city-provided services, you might be able to save a little bit of money. Most trash removal companies charge between $10 and $40 per month, or $140 to $250 per year.
Junk removal handles items you don't want in your home anymore but can't easily dispose of yourself or in your regular trash. These items might include old furniture, tires, or appliances. Pricing generally depends on the scope of the task. For example, hauling away a hot tub will probably be more difficult than doing so for a couch. Therefore, hot tub removal will be more expensive - generally around $130 - than taking away the couch, which might fall closer to $80. However, some cities may have options to have your large items picked up for free. Check with your local waste management department to find out if this is available in your city and how you can arrange it.
If you separate your compostable garbage from your regular trash, you can pay for a company to come around to pick up your yard and food waste. This generally costs around $100.
Some states and cities have specific recycling rules, like Connecticut and San Francisco. If you live in one of these areas, your city might arrange for workers to pick up your recycling in the same way they pick up your garbage. You'll still have to separate everything out, though. Most companies ask you to put paper recycling in one bin, and plastic and glass in another. Some will also give the option to pick up unsorted recycling for a fee. Some recycling may get sticky, but unless there's solid food or debris stuck on, you probably don't have to worry much about residue.
When recycling pizza boxes and other similar items, rules may vary between cities. Find out from your city's recycling or waste management department to find out the rules about pizza boxes. If they do accept them, it's a good idea to scrape all the cheese and fallen toppings away before recycling the box.
Usually, regular recycling removal costs between $5 and $25 per month if you have one paper bin and one plastic and glass bin. If you have more than this, a fee of $2.50 to $7.50 per bin might be tacked on.
Like junk, waste is comprised of items or substances that you can't easily get rid of yourself. However, it's not always the size that makes removal more difficult. Rather, it's the composition. Waste generally refers to items or substances that could be dangerous to people and the environment, like chemicals, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, old latex paint or debris from a construction project. Solid waste removal generally costs around $160; hazardous waste will cost anywhere between $50 and $100, depending on how much it weighs. Construction waste can usually be taken away for about $200.
Before tossing hazardous waste items in the trash, it's best to look into local rules. Some governments have laws about throwing away batteries, latex paint and other potentially toxic substances. Call your city's waste management department to find out what rules apply to you.
When handling waste, it's important to know how to keep yourself and anyone around you safe. Certain materials can be potential safety hazards. For example, improper handling of chemicals can harm your health, and construction debris haphazardly left around can lead to an injury.
Safety Tips for Handling Hazardous Waste:
- Wear gloves and a mask.
- Keep waste in a well-sealed container.
- Clearly label the container with a waterproof label.
Some common examples of hazardous waste you might encounter include:
- Pesticides, insecticides and other pest-controlling poisons
- Flammable liquids, including lighter fluid, carpet cleaner, brake fluid, household cleaners and waterproofing sealers
- Latex-based paint, paint thinners
- Chemical drain cleaners
- Broken thermometers
- Motor oil and oil filters
The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste every year. However, not everyone knows how to dispose of it. Often, these potentially harmful substances get stowed away until the family moves or does a major cleaning overhaul.
Safety Tips for Handling Construction Waste:
When performing do-it-yourself home upgrades, you may encounter dangerous materials on your own. For example, asbestos, a harmful substance that was previously a popular insulative material, may be found in older homes. If you're handling asbestos on your own:
- Wear protective clothing and a respirator or face mask.
- Double wrap the material in plastic and seal it.
- Do your best to keep the material whole; don't break it apart, and if any remains on the walls, gently remove with water.
Other materials, like broken pieces of wood or boards with nails sticking out, should be directly disposed of into your rented dumpster or a designated waste pile. Be sure everyone working with you knows where this is. Also, see that everyone is wearing protective clothing, close-toed shoes, and work gloves. Safety goggles are never a bad idea, either.
Contacting Your City's Waste Management Department
If you're new to your area or have questions about trash, recycling, or compost removal options, contact your city's waste management department. Additionally, if you are working on something new that will require additional trash, waste, or junk removal, it's always a good idea to get more information about this prior to beginning your project. If you aren't sure about how to dispose of something, like an old car battery or asbestos you found in your home, contact your local waste management department to find out what they suggest.
Renting Trash Containers for Large Jobs
If you're putting on a big event or working on a large construction project, your kitchen trash can might not be big enough to hold all of your refuse. Dumpsters can usually be rented from your local waste management department or a close-by dumpster rental company. They are typically rented out on a per-week basis, so they are great for multi-day jobs. But if your project or event will be completed in one day, it might be more cost effective to pay for a junk removal service.
Dumpster-rental costs vary widely, depending on how long you'll need the dumpster and what size you choose. Common sizes include:
- 10 yards: Can hold about three pickup trucks' worth of trash
- 20 yards: Can hold 4 tons of trash
- 30 yards: Can hold about nine pickup trucks' worth of trash
- 40 yards: Can hold about 12 pickup trucks' worth of trash
The most popular size is the 20-yard dumpster, which is commonly used for outdoor projects or home remodels. Bigger options, like the 30- and 40-yard dumpster, are generally used for major home renovations. They are also ideal for community cleanup events. The smallest sizes can be great for major home clean-outs in the spring or small do-it-yourself remodeling jobs.