Residential Garbage Collection

Garbage service is provided twice weekly to residents on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. Garbage should be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.  Crews will not grab loose garbage from cans, everything must be in a bag. Garbage should not be placed in trash cans, boxes, or grocery sacks. Bags should be securely tied to prevent spillage and contain no sharp objects that could cause injury to collection crews.

Bags should not weigh in excess of 40 pounds to prevent breakage and scattering of garbage.  If garbage exceeds 40 pounds, it will be left for the heavy trash crew.

Pets allowed to run loose frequently cause garbage spills. Please keep pets contained and report any strays to the Animal Control Division of the Police Department. A small amount of ammonia poured into garbage bags before closing will help deter animals.

Garbage Bags

The City of La Porte provides 3 rolls of garbage bags each year. They are delivered to your front door every February. Additional rolls are $7.22 and may be purchased at Utility Billing, located inside of City Hall. 

Garbage Collection Schedule

residential garbage schedule map (PDF)


  • Glen Meadows
  • Fairmont Park
  • 1st - 16th streets
  • Creekmont
  • Garden Walk Townhomes


  • Bay Colony
  • Bay Oaks
  • Bayside Crossing
  • Bayside Terrace
  • Brookglen
  • Crescent Shores
  • East of Broadway and north of Little Cedar Bayou
  • Lomax
  • Mission Estates
  • Morgans Landing
  • Oakhurst
  • Pecan Crossing
  • Pine Bluff
  • Shady Oaks
  • Shady River
  • Spencer Landing
  • Spenwick
  • Summer Winds

City Holiday Schedule

If a holiday falls on your scheduled collection day, the garbage pickup will be deferred until the next scheduled collection day. 

New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2024
Good FridayFriday, March 29, 2024
Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024
Independence DayThursday, July 4, 2024
Labor DayMonday, September 2, 2024
Thanksgiving HolidayThursday, November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving HolidayFriday, November 24, 2023
Christmas HolidayMonday, December 25, 2023
Christmas HolidayTuesday, December 26, 2023