Recycling Collection Alert

The MUD 501 Board received reports today of missed recycling pick ups in some areas in the District yesterday, Tuesday, July 19th.

We understand from the MUD 501 garbage and recycling provider, Texas Pride, that a backup crew serviced the District on Tuesday due to a family emergency for the regular driver, and the backup crew may have missed collection of some carts placed at the regular garage door location.

Texas Pride has stated they will send a recycling collection crew through tomorrow, Thursday, July 21st, to collect any remaining recycling materials placed either curbside or in front of your garage door visible from the street.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Suspension of Recycling Collection Services – July 12, 2022

Harris County MUD 501’s garbage and recycling provider, Texas Pride, has notified MUD 501 that they are experiencing a surge in COVID cases, which has impacted their level of service.  As a result, Texas Pride has suspended recycling collection services on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.  Recycling collection will resume next week on Tuesday, July 19th.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this service interruption.

If you have any additional questions or service issues, please contact Texas Pride, at (281) 342-8178, or

Recycling Collection Update – June 29, 2022

The District was notified early this morning that Texas Pride Disposal was unable to complete the recycling collection yesterday due to mechanical issues with a collection truck.

The remainder of the route will be completed today. The District appreciates your patience.

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact Texas Pride Disposal at (281) 342-8178 or

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  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 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.