Coronavirus Update – Please Bag Your Garbage

In response to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and in observance of employee’s safety, the District’s garbage collector, Best Trash, is asking that all waste be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any direct contact with the garbage.

The District’s recycling service provider, Texas Pride Disposal, is asking residents to continue to place their recycling loose in their recycling container. However, if anyone in the household is exhibiting symptoms of any transmissible illness, recyclables should be placed in plastic bags and disposed of with regular garbage. Additionally, recyclables should never be bagged in plastic bags. The plastic bags are not opened at the recycling center for safety and efficiency reasons. They are pulled off the sort line and sent to the landfill as contamination.

Trash and Recycle Services will continue as normal, but Best Trash is experiencing an increase in the amount of residential solid waste as a result of residents spending more time at home. Please be patient as Best Trash is doing its best to get everyone collected.

Green waste collection will continue; however, Best Trash anticipates delays in service. By taking the following steps, residents can help minimize these delays:

  • Mulch leaves and grass clippings instead of bagging them for disposal.
  • Limit the amount of pruning and tree trimming to only what is essential.
  • If utilizing a landscaping company, ensure all green waste is collected and hauled off by the contractor.

Lead and Copper Testing

The District is currently conducting routine sampling per EPA regulations for lead and copper. There are only a limited number of samples that are required.

For those residents we will deliver a bottle to your front door that has instructions on how to obtain the sample from your kitchen faucet. The sample bottle will be a one-quart plastic bottle and will have specific instructions attached.

The notice also has our contact number 281-374-8989, if you have any questions.

Once we receive the results from the State approved testing facility, we will mail you the results.