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Garbage Collection

The Civic Club has contracted with VF Waste Services to provide "garage door" garbage service to members in good standing on Mondays and Thursdays. VF Waste Services will collect up to six bags and/or cans of traditional household garbage and lawn clippings from the area of your garage door. The "garage door" means an accessible location near your driveway or gate.  
 
VF Waste Services will pick up a maximum of six (6) bags or cans from the garage door.  If you have more than six bags or cans, then up to six (6) additional bags/cans may be brought to the curb no earlier than 7 p.m. the night before pickup day. In addition, all tree trimmings should be cut in four-foot lengths, bundled with string or twine and brought to the curb. Bundles should not weigh more than 45 pounds. 

VF Waste Services observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If a holiday falls on a scheduled pickup day, then your garbage will be collected on the next regularly scheduled collection day.   From time to time, VF Waste Services at its option may perform pickups on the holidays above.
 
If VF Waste Services misses your house, for fastest service you should call VF Waste Services directly at their customer service line:  (713) 787-9790 and report the problem.  VF Waste Services should send a truck by to correct the mistake. If you are having difficulty with VF Waste Services, please send an e-mail to sanitation@aftonoaks.org or to vfwaste@vfwasteservices.com to report the problem.

 
VF Waste Services will take away heavy trash, including furniture, grills (no propane), boxes and appliances when placed at the curb every Thursday.  Members are limited to a maximum of two (2) items per Thursday.  Members should be patient, as such items may be collected by a different truck than that used for normal pickup. VF Waste Services will only pickup refrigerators or freezers that have had freon removed and been tagged by an appliance repair professional. You may also consider calling used appliance dealers or charities regarding the disposal of old appliances.   If you are having difficulty getting an item to the curb, call VF Waste Services at (713) 787-9790 to arrange for a special pickup at extra cost.   
 
The services contracted for with VF Waste Services are for regular household garbage and certain heavy items only. The following items, while not an exhaustive list, will not be picked up, even on Thursdays: construction materials, lumber, large and extremely heavy tree trunks, lawn mowers, roof shingles, gas tanks/cans, hazardous material, excessive amounts of landscape debris. You must arrange for a private disposal service to haul these and other similar materials away.   Please see the attached AOCC Trash Protocol below for a full listing of unaccepted items and general rules:


AOCC Trash Protocol

In addition to standard waste pickup, VF Waste Services provides all of Afton Oaks with recycling services.  They collect newspaper, paper, magazines, cardboard, phone books, catalogs, all plastic containers, and aluminum every Monday.  Glass is not accepted in recycle bins, please dispose of glass with your regular household waste. There is no need to separate recyclables.   Bins are provided to property addresses and should remain with the property.  VF Waste Services will replace bins damaged due to normal wear and tear.  If bins are damaged by causes other than normal wear and tear or otherwise need to be replaced then a replacement bin charge of $15.00 will be added to the property's AOCC account.  To receive a replacement recycling bin, call (713) 787-9790.   Please put your newspapers in grocery sacks or under heavier items to keep them from blowing away.   The above Protocol contains more information on recyclable items.   

The Civic Club's contract with VF Waste Services operates under the City of Houston's garbage sponsorship program, and the Civic Club receives an allocation of municipal tax money to partially offset the costs of the VF Waste Services contract.