Texas Pride Disposal – 2021 Holiday Schedule

Happy holidays to our Texas Pride Disposal family!  We wish everyone a happy holiday season.  Please see our holiday schedule and tips below.

Holiday Schedule

Christmas Services
  • Saturday, December 25th: No collection, TRASH OR RECYCLE
  • Garbage Collection resumes Wednesday, December 29th.
New Year’s Services
  • Saturday, January 1st: No collection.
  • Regular Services resume:
    • Garbage Collection on Wednesday, January 5th.
    • Recycle pick up resumes on Saturday, January 8th.

Holiday Tips

With excess volume being produced this time of year, we encourage residents to minimize their waste in the following ways:

  • Heavy Trash: Please minimize heavy trash when possible.
  • Cardboard: Please flatten boxes to expedite collection and minimize space.
  • Yard Waste: Please mulch grass and leaves when possible.  Leaves are one of the best natural fertilizers and mulches you can place in your garden.
  • Recyclables: Recycle as much as possible, including all of your paper, gift wrap, cardboard, gift boxes, wax board containers, glass bottles and jars, metal cans and containers, and rigid plastics.  Place excess recycle in containers clearly labeled recycle, paper bag, or boxes.  Clearly separate your trash from recycle to avoid confusion between crews.

Wildlife Surrounds Us in Southern Colony / FBMUD 131

Southern Colony’s abundance of trees and waterways is what draws many residents to our community. This natural beauty is also the perfect environment for many of Texas’ native animals. When the weather warms, residents may notice what appears to be an increase in wildlife sightings. Just as we head outdoors to enjoy the weather, so does the surrounding wildlife.

April and May are mating season for alligators, and residents are likely to notice more movement across land by our reptillian neighbhors. Alligators, snakes, birds, ducks, and a number of other animals were here long before houses and businesses were built, and these animals continue to live in our comunity.

While it may be a bit of a surprise or unsettling to see an alligator or a snake, all are naturally feaful of man and will turn away if not antagonized. The best plan of action is one of avoidance; residents should be mindful of where they are walking, keep pets on a leash, and avoid tall grasses and the edge of lakes (where alligators and snakes may sunbathe). When letting pets out into yards in the early morning and evening hours, it may be a good idea to remain outdoors with them.

We do not remove or schedule removal of an animal. Residents are encouraged to contact Fort Bend Animal Control at 281/342-1512 or the Texas Parks and Wildlife southwest Houston office at 281/842-8100. Residents should be aware that both entities encourage learning to co-exist with our animal neighbors.