Mark Your Calendars for the Spring 2022 Community Shred Event

As you know, over the past several years, the MUD 501 Board has worked with its garbage and recycling provider to host community shred events for District residents.  In order to allow for all Towne Lake residents to participate, the MUD 501 Board has partnered with the Towne Lake Community Association for the Towne Lake Foundation to host the next community shred event, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  In order to accommodate the expected larger turnout, the event has been relocated to the Towne Lake Amphitheater, located at the southwest corner of Tuckerton and Towne Lake Parkway behind Kroger.  Please bring a current utility bill or other proof of residence to the event.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Towne Lake Document Shred Event (PDF)

No Trash or Recycling Collection on Tuesday, September 14th

Due to concerns related to staff safety and the potential for garbage and recycling materials to be swept into and block storm drains during the Tropical Storm Nicholas event, Texas Pride Disposal has notified MUD 501 that there will be no garbage or recycling collection services on Tuesday, September 14th.

Garbage collection will resume on the next normal collection date, Friday, September 17th. Recycling collection will resume on the next normal collection date, Tuesday, September 21st. The MUD 501 Board appreciates your patience and cooperation during this significant storm event.

Proper Disposal of Motor Oil and Other Household Hazardous Waste

Recently, the Harris County MUD 501 Board was notified that a resident placed motor oil in their bagged garbage in their trash cart.  As you can see from the photo, when our garbage and recycling collector, Texas Pride, compacted the garbage in their truck, it resulted in an oil spill, which can be difficult and costly to address.

Please help keep our neighborhood clean by following MUD 501’s garbage and recycling guidelines, which are available at https://www.hcmud501.org/trash-recycling/#trash.  Hazardous waste items, such as liquid paints, fuels, oils, tires, pesticides, fertilizer, and batteries may not be placed in your household garbage.  Instead, you should make an appointment with Harris County’s Household Hazardous Waste facility, located at 6900 Hahl Road, Houston, Texas 77040, to properly dispose of these items.

Please visit https://www.eng.hctx.net/Consultants/Household-Hazardous/Household-Hazardous-Waste for more information on Harris County’s hazardous waste collection services, or to schedule an appointment.

Harris County MUD 501 Summer Community Shred Event

On June 26th, Harris County MUD 501 (MUD 501) held a community shred event at the Lakehouse. We had more than 90 residents attend the event and shredded 21 cart’s worth of documents! The MUD 501 Board wishes to thank all the residents who participated and helped to make this event a success.

Tuesday Trash and Recycling Collection Suspended

MUD 501 was just notified by Texas Pride that unfortunately, due to the very heavy trash volumes, they were unable to complete the trash and recycling collection in the District today. They have suspended collection for the evening, but will resume collection in the District tomorrow morning, February 24th.

For specific questions about trash and recycling collection, or to report service issues, please contact Texas Pride, at (281) 342-8178 (M-Th 8:00 am-5:00 pm, F 8:00 am-4:00 pm), or service@texaspridedisposal.com. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday Trash and Recycling Update

Due to extremely heavy trash volumes connected with last week’s winter storm event, Texas Pride was delayed in beginning trash and recycling collection in MUD 501 today, February 23rd.

Their crews are now in the District and working to collect trash and recycling as quickly as possible. Texas Pride is deploying additional trucks in the community and expects to complete collection in the entire District today. However, please be advised that trash and recycling collection may be significantly delayed from your usual collection time.

For specific questions about trash and recycling collection, or to report service issues, please contact Texas Pride, at (281) 342-8178 (M-Th 8:00 am-5:00 pm, F 8:00 am-4:00 pm), or service@texaspridedisposal.com. We appreciate your continued patience during this challenging time.

Trash Service on Friday, February 19th

At this time, Texas Pride expects to be able to collect trash only (no recycling) as scheduled on Friday, February 19th. However, please be advised that depending on weather and road conditions, collection may be significantly delayed. In addition, if conditions become too hazardous, collection may be suspended or cancelled. The MUD 501 Board expects to send out an additional alert if notified of a suspension or cancellation of Friday’s collection services.

Due to personnel shortages at Texas Pride associated with staff experiencing power and water outages and damage to their homes, the HC MUD 501 Board respectfully requests that residents place their trash at the curb rather than the customary garage door location. Please be advised that Texas Pride personnel also may return your trash receptacles to the curb rather than the customary garage door location during tomorrow’s collection.

For specific questions about trash and recycling collection, or to report service issues, please contact Texas Pride, at (281) 342-8178 (M-Th 8:00 am-5:00 pm, F 8:00 am-4:00 pm), or service@texaspridedisposal.com. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this incredibly challenging time.