Heavy Trash Collection

Heavy Trash Definition

Heavy trash is different from household garbage. Household garbage contains food waste that deteriorates and must be disposed of, according to State regulations, differently than heavy trash. Heavy trash includes:

  • Any items not classified as household garbage
  • Brush and yard wastes
  • Building debris
  • Discarded appliances
  • Tires - small car tires only (limit 2)


For the period of January 2, 2024, to December 31, 2024, please view the Map & Schedule to find out your heavy trash area & dates. Heavy Trash schedules are printed each year in the annual La Porte Calendar and mailed to residents.

Collection Guidelines

Amount of Pickup

The city will not collect piles larger than 10 cubic yards. This is a pile approximately 6 feet wide by 6 feet high by 8 feet long. If a pile is larger than this, the city will collect only 10 cubic yards. The remainder will be left uncollected. Excess trash not collected could place you in violation of the City Ordinance concerning early put out of trash for collection. To avoid this:

  • Put out no more than 10 cubic yards
  • Remove any excess and place out on next scheduled collection day
  • Contact the City’s contractor for removal at your expense

Where to Place Trash

All trash should be placed behind the curb, not in the street. Trash should always be in front of your property. Trash should be not placed in the street right-of-way, across the street, or in front of someone else's property. The trash should not be placed too close to fences, mailboxes, under low-hanging electrical wires, or low-hanging limbs. This could result in the trash not being collected.

Trash should be placed for collection by 7 a.m. of the first scheduled collection day and no earlier than 5 days prior to the scheduled date.

What Isn't Accepted

The city will not collect rocks, bricks, ceramic tile, concrete, dirt, ashes, paint, and hazardous materials.

Trash Collection Tips

  • Place brush and yard waste separate from appliances, furniture, and other household materials
  • The city is divided into 6 zones for heavy trash collection
  • Trash will be collected on 1 of the 2 scheduled days
  • Trucks will pass your residence only once in the 2-day period
  • Trucks will not return to an area once completed
  • Small items should be placed in bags or boxes to prevent scattering by the wind
  • Refrigerators or freezers should be empty and have the doors removed or tied shut for the safety of neighborhood children
  • Vehicles parked in front of trash could prevent collection
  • Items that may not be identifiable as trash should be clearly marked trash (for example - Basketball Goal)

Debris Removal Services

Waste Corporation of TexasSprint WasteWaste Management Roll-OffsRepublic Services

832-523-8217                                                             WCA-Texasmunicipalities@wcamerica.com

Office: 281-491-7775   Fax: 281-690-5097


713-948-7600                            713-539-3782