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Solid Waste Municipal Program
Overview
In May, 2010, 54.57 percent of voters citywide cast ballots to support a consolidated municipal trash program. The following August, Missouri City Council Members voted to approve the establishment of a Municipal Solid Waste Program. Then, on Nov. 1, the transition to a consolidated program began with the implementation of a Council-approved five-year contract with Republic Services that includes:

  • Each Homeowner Association and Municipal Utility District Board advising the City of the level of service requested for their entire subdivision;
  • Twice-a-week garbage pickup; includes rear load or automated cart service as decided by HOAs or MUDs. If no choice is made, the baseline service will be the current service provided to that subdivision.
  • Service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The option of single stream curbside recycling (including paper and plastic);
  • Curbside Christmas tree pickup over a three-day period after the holiday; and
  • Pickup for City facilities, including the City’s recycling drop-off center

At the time of the transition, subdivisions that were paying less than they would for the City service were authorized to remain under their existing plan and will continue to do so until their base rate is not lower than the City’s base rate. Subdivisions that were paying more than they would have under the City contract were transferred onto the municipal plan.

Penalties may be assessed to Republic if services are not provided in accordance with the City contract.

The consolidation of the City’s waste collection contract was done to ensure that residents have the most efficient and economical service available.

Currently, Missouri City’s solid waste collection contract with Republic Services covers more than 60 percent of area homes. Any neighborhoods developed after 2007 are required to be on the City’s contract but older neighborhoods had the option to choose their own service.