Head’s up Rosenberg! We have a recycling problem to fix ASAP!
City Staff recently met with officials from Republic Services & were informed that due to improper recycling methods, Rosenberg is currently in jeopardy of losing the recycling program completely. Republic is tentatively scheduled to discuss this issue at the August 27th City Council Workshop Meeting, so we need to make a change & quick!
Did you know, one household that improperly recycles contaminates the entire truck load of recyclables which then must be discarded as regular solid waste?
Together we can make a difference in the future of Rosenberg’s recycling program! Read below for helpful tips and tricks to ensure you are recycling right.
PLEASE NOTE: If you were issued a recycle bin or informational flyers from Republic Services prior to March 2018, your list will be outdated. Republic Services no longer allows glass or aluminium foil as a recyclable material.
View Republic Services New Guide here: Acceptable_Unacceptable Materials Guide
For a helpful video, click here: Recycling Simplified Video
Republic Services Recycling Website: https://www.republicservices.com/
Weekly Recycling Pick-Up:
Wednesdays of each week – “Solid Waste roll-out cart (blue lid) and Recycling roll-out cart (green lid)”. Carts should be at the curb before 7:00 a.m., with the front of the cart facing the street, and 3 feet of distance between the carts themselves and any other objects such as mailboxes, vehicles, fences, etc., to facilitate automated pickup.
Recycling: Rosenberg offers a FREE recycling program through Simple Recycling!
Please note: Per City regulations, customers may not place carts in the street right-of-way for collection prior to 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day before collection. Carts must be placed out no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Emptied carts must be removed from the street right-of-way no later than 8:00 a.m. on the morning following collection.
Have a Problem?
In order to improve efficiencies in service delivery, concerns regarding solid waste service should be routed directly to the City’s contractor, Republic Services, at (713) 726-7300 (wait through initial menu, then press “0” twice to speak with an operator). For assistance with unsatisfactorily resolved concerns, please contact City of Rosenberg Customer Service at (832) 595-3400.
Need Cart Assistance?
If you, or someone you know, is physically unable to move their carts to the curb for pickup, you may be eligible for the City’s cart assistance program. To participate in the program, there cannot be anyone at the location physically capable of moving the cart. Interested individuals should contact Republic Services at (713) 726-7300 (wait through initial menu, then press “0” twice to speak with an operator) to register for assistance.
Need a Cart Repaired?
To request repair of a broken garbage or recycle cart, please contact Republic Services, the City’s solid waste contractor, at (713) 726-7300 (wait through initial menu, then press “0” twice to speak with an operator). Cart replacements are typically handled on Wednesdays by a separate crew following regular waste collection.