Heavy trash includes all yard waste and select household items. Find detailed guidelines about disposing of yard waste here.
Heavy Trash Service Guidelines
- Your heavy trash day is the second collection day of the week.(Beginning in May 2023, heavy trash will be collected on both of your collection days)
- Place heavy trash items curbside, at least four feet from other objects.
- Shall not include items or materials which cannot be safely lifted and placed on a truck by two people.
- Set your heavy trash items out by 7 a.m. on your collection day, but no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before.
Heavy Trash Includes
- Freezers (MUST be drained of Freon. See Freon disposal requirements below)
- Gym equipment: WITHIN REASON (Certain gym equipment will be picked up if it meets requirements. Please call AmeriWaste at 281-585-3200 to inquire about your specific equipment.)
- Refrigerators (MUST be drained of Freon. See Freon disposal requirements below)
- Toilets (Bowl and tank must be separated to be picked up)
- Washing machines
- Yard waste (See guidelines for disposing of yard waste here)
Heavy Trash Does Not Include
- Computers (Considered hazardous waste)
- Construction waste (See guidelines for construction waste here)
- Car parts & materials (Learn more by visiting the Household Hazardous Waste page)
- Freezers (If not drained of Freon. See note below)
- Gym equipment: HEAVY/BULKY (If gym equipment is extremely heavy or bulky, it will not be picked up. Please call AmeriWaste at 281-585-3200 to inquire about your specific equipment.)
- Microwaves (Considered hazardous waste)
- Refrigerators (If not drained of Freon. See note below)
- Televisions (Considered hazardous waste)
Customers looking to dispose of refrigerators, air conditioners, or other cooling devices are responsible for properly dealing with Freon disposal before the items are picked up. The item must be drained of Freon by a licensed HVAC technician or plumber. A tag bearing the service provider’s license number and date of service must been affixed to the appliance ensuring all refrigerant has been removed and properly disposed of according to state law.
Have Hazardous Waste?
If you have hazardous waste items, please do not leave them out for heavy trash pickup. There are several options available for safe disposal. Learn about hazardous waste disposal here.
Not Sure What to Do with Your Waste?
If you still don’t know what to do with your waste, check out all your disposal options here.