Trash Collection

Collection Days/Times: 
Mondays and Fridays are normal collection days in Bentwater. Accepted items for curbside collection include household garbage, grass clippings, leaves, branches and tree trimmings. A residence is limited to a maximum combination of 10 bags/cans/bundles on each collection day. Please be sure your garbage is set out by 7:00AM on these days.

The following holidays are recognized by Waste Management in Bentwater: New Year’s Day and Christmas Day. If one of these holidays falls on a scheduled day, there will be no collections on that holiday. The next collection will be on the next regularly scheduled day.

Bulk or Heavy Trash Collection:
This additional curbside service is provided each Friday. It includes collection of bulky items and white goods such as moving boxes (please break them down and bundle them), old furniture and appliances. No items containing CFC refrigerant can be accepted. Residences are limited to two “heavy” items each week.

Recycling Collection: 
Curbside recycling services are provided each Friday. Waste Management uses single stream recycling which allows customers to mix recyclable items in one container. Accepted items for recycling include newspaper/paper, magazines, junk mail, 12 X 12 cardboard, tin/steel/aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic (codes 1,2,3,4,5,7). Click here for additional recycling guidelines. All recycle items must fit inside the recycle bin. This pickup will be done by a different vehicle and crew from the pickup for normal collection. To utilize this service, residents must use a 96 gallon container provided by Waste Management. Since automated trucks are used to lift and empty the recycle material into the truck, the bin must be placed at the curb with the lid opening side facing the curb, wheels facing away from the street. The recycle bin must have sufficient clearance from the trash bin to be accessed by the automated truck. If you do not have the required container and wish to participate, call 713-686-6666 to order a container.
If your trash or recycle bin is not serviced on scheduled day:
If you notice your trash or recycle service has been skipped, you are encouraged to report this to Waste Management by calling their Customer Service Center @ 713-686-6666 or 800-800-5804. Or you can send an email with your complaint to to receive a response within a business day. The Waste Management commitment is that, once the problem is reported, they will send a truck out to provide the service within 24 hours of receiving the report of a missed pick-up. Impacted residents should leave their containers out for the 24 hour period.

Drop-off locations for other recyclables in Montgomery County:

Montgomery County Precinct 1 Recycling Center
405 N. Bell in Willis 936-856-4611 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues thru Fri; 8a.m. to noon Sat
Accepted Items: Motor oil, batteries and tires.


Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling & Reuse Facility
1122 Pruitt Road in Spring 281-367-7283 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon thru Sat
Accepted items: Household & automotive chemical waste, electronics, appliances, etc.


For additional recycling information, visit these web sites: