Trash & Recycling

Briarbend contracts privately for both trash and recycling services. These services are paid for by the neighborhood dues collected each year.


Effective October 3, 2015, Briarbend will begin new trash and recycling service with Texas Pride Disposal. For more information on Texas Pride Disposal, please go to In addition, if you have any problems with garbage collection, you can call Texas Pride Disposal at 281-342-8178 during normal business hours.

Basic Collection Guidelines

  • Please have your waste ready to be picked up no later than 6:00 am.
  • Place waste in cans, bags, or bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds.
  • If using garbage cans, please use containers between 14 and 96 gallons. Please, no barrels or drums.
  • Please stack branches at the curb in individual piles no larger than 3 feet high by 3 feet wide by 3 feet long with the base of the branches facing the street. Although branches are not required to be tied and bundled, it is strongly encouraged.
  • Branches must be no thicker than 12″ in diameter to avoid damaging our equipment.
  • Per Federal law, items containing Freon must be completely drained and have an accompanying ticket verifying Freon has been drained.

Items Not Accepted for Regular Collection

The following items can be collected for a negotiated price. Please contact Texas Pride Disposal to have a representative provide you a quote for collection services.

  • Dirt
  • Waste generated by a private contractor (remodeling, landscaping)
    • Rocks
    • Motor Oil
    • Pesticides/Insecticides
    • Gasoline/Kerosene
  • Bricks
  • Batteries
  • Paint (liquid)
  • Fertilizer
  • Concrete
  • Tires
  • Pool Chemicals/Chlorine
  • Cooking Oil

Acceptable Recyclable Material


Paper Products

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Junk Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Greeting Cards
  • Wrapping Paper
  • File Folders
  • Computer Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Grocery Bags
  • Soda & Beer Boxes
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Clean Pizza Boxes
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Waxboard Containers (Juice Boxes)
  • Egg Cartons
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Phone Books
  • Shredded Paper (Bagged)


Plastics (Please rinse)

  • Plastics #1-#7
  • Milk & Juice Bottles
  • Soda & Water Bottles
  • Shampoo & Soap Bottles
  • Bleach & Detergent Containers
  • Household Cleaner Containers
  • Plastic Flower Pots
  • Yogurt cups
  • Microwave Dinner Trays
  • Cups, Plates, & Dinnerware
  • Prescription Pill Containers
  • Thin Plastics – Please stuff inside one bag and tie off (Grocery Bags, Produce Bags, Dry Cleaning Bags, Newspaper Sleeves)


Metals (Please rinse)

  • Soda, Juice, & Beer Cans
  • Canned Food Cans
  • Pet Food Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pie Trays
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Pots & Pans
  • Gutters (less than 5′ long)
  • Empty Aerosol Cans


Glass (Please rinse)

  • Beer Bottles
  • Wine Bottles
  • Soda Bottles
  • Jars

Unacceptable Items

The following items are currently not accepted in our recycling program and should be thrown away with your regular household garbage.
  • Styrofoam
  • Windows
  • Dishes & Cups
  • Soiled Pizza Boxes
  • Mirrors
  • Wet & Soiled Paper
  • Coat Hangers
  • Light Bulbs
  • Facial & Toilet Tissue
  • Paint & Solvent Containers
  • Paper Towels