Village of Oak Lake Trash and Recycling
The following highlights some of the information provided by Best Trash regarding trash pickup in our neighborhood. For more information visit their website at Best-Trash.com. Our trash pickup days are Wednesday and Saturday. Please put your trash out no earlier than the night before pickup and after collection store your containers out of sight as soon as possible.
In April 2020, Village of Oak Lake will have a shredding and recycling event at the pool. Please look for more information in the coming months regarding this event.
What is not accepted for trash collection?
Dirt, construction debris, waste generated by a private contractor (remodeling, landscaping), rocks, motor oil, cooking oil, gasoline, bricks, tile, concrete, liquid paint, fertilizer, chemicals, tires.
What size trash container can I use?
Trash cans have been provided to each home and need to be between 30 and 50 gallons in size.
Can I place my trash out in trash bags?
Yes, you may place your household trash out in bags for collection. Please limit it to no more than 40 lbs.
What if my Best Trash can is lost or stolen?
If your Best Trash can has been lost or stolen please call 281-313-2378.
How does curbside trash collection work?
For residents that have curbside trash collection, everything is placed on the curb near the street. Please place your trash no less than 3 feet from the curb. Please ensure that there is at least 4 feet of space all around for the trash to be collected. Please do not block any trash with a vehicle or trailer. All trash needs to be out by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
Do you collect tree limbs?
Yes, we can pick up tree branches, shrubs and brush trimmings, but they need to be properly tied and bundled. All tied bundles must be less than 40 pounds and no greater than 4 feet in length with no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches. These requirements allow for easier pick up and prevent damage to our equipment. Please limit to no more than 10 tied bundles at a time. Please do not fill your trashcan with the limbs that are longer than 4 feet.
Do you collect fence pickets or lumber?
Yes, all wood, fence pickets and lumber needs to be tied and bundled less than 40 pounds and no greater than 4 feet in length with all nails either hammered down or removed. We cannot collect any fence posts with concrete. These requirements allow for easier pick up and prevent damage to our equipment. Please limit to no more than 10 tied bundles at a time.
Do you pick up carpet?
Yes, we can collect up to 1 room of carpet. Carpet must be rolled and tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and no more than 40 pounds and placed on the curb. The same applies to the carpet padding as well.
Is there a limit on yard debris bags?
Yes, we will collect up to 10 bags, not heavier than 40 lbs., per pickup day. If you have more than what we can take, we will split it between collection days until fully collected.
Do you pick up appliances or furniture?
Yes, we can collect large items, but no more than two on a collection day. Please place your large item at the curb on collection day prior to 7am.
Do you pick up mattresses and box springs?
Yes, we can collect both the mattress and box springs, but no more than two each collection day. Please place your mattress and box springs at the curb on collection day. Yes, we do collect King and Queen sized mattresses.
Do you pick up refrigerators and/or freezers?
Yes, we can pick up refrigerators and freezers, but they must be drained of freon first. By Federal Law, refrigerators and freezers or any other items containing freon must be drained and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed. Please attach the validation bill to the item before placing it at the curb for collection.
Do you pick up hazardous waste or household cleaners?
We cannot collect hazardous waste, please visit your county’s household hazardous waste facility for proper disposal options.
Do you pick up Christmas trees?
Yes, you may set your Christmas tree to the curb on either service day for collection.
Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks, bricks, tile, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Please do not dispose of gasoline, motor oil, paints, cooking oil, or any other liquid items in a container that is not visible to contractor personnel. If it results in spillage, that causes a stain, Best Trash is not responsible for the clean-up.
Items not listed?
Please contact our office at 281-313-2378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can be recycled?
Here is a list of all the items that Best Trash accepts for recycling. All recycled items should be dry, empty, clean and loose:
Newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, white and colored office or computer paper, corrugated cardboard, cereal and gift boxes, paper bags, phone books, wrapping paper, milk cartons, juice cartons, wax-coated boxes.
Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, aluminum foil plates and serving containers, metal food cans and can lids, pots and pans.
Clear and colored.
Plastic bottles, jars, tubs and buckets (such as soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine, pet food, etc).
How to use recycling container:
In order to provide the most environmentally responsible service, Best Trash provides each residence with one recycling bin or cart. Place your recyclable items within the provided recycling bin. Please remove caps, liquids and food products from inside the containers. If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to bin well marked as recycling. Please only use the recycle bins for recyclable materials, not as an extra trash container.
What if I have too much recycling for container?
We are happy to collect your additional recycling material. Please place the additional recycling in a bag, box or container clearly labeled “RECYCLE” next to your regular recycling container.
Items not accepted for recycling:
Tree Branches, grass, leaves and foliage are not accepted for recycle. Clothes and wire hangers are not accepted for recycle. Mirrors, windows, light bulbs are not accepted for recycle. Batteries are not recyclable and can be taken to Batteries Plus locations. Paint and solvent materials and containers are not recyclable.