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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Trash Talk: Waste Management Contract Begins Sunday, October 1, 2017

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LA MARQUE, TEXAS (September 29, 2017) – City of La Marque’s new trash collection contract with Waste Management begins Sunday, October 1, 2017, with the first trash and recycling collection scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017. New cart deliveries from Waste Management will continue through the weekend and cart pickup from Republic is expected to extend through next week. Citizens and businesses should stop using the blue Republic Services carts and start using the green Waste Management carts. Please leave all blue carts at the curb until they are picked up.


Please pay special attention to different service days and times. Refer to the pamphlet attached to the new Waste Management carts for a complete description of services, routes and customer service contact information. A custom website, home.wm.com/la-marque, has been developed for La Marque. Customers can also visit the Water and Trash Billing page at www.cityoflamarque.org for an interactive map that shows service days based on addresses.


Due to Hurricane Harvey and the ongoing storm debris removal efforts, Waste Management will begin by offering household waste and recycling. No bulk trash collection will be available until the disaster debris removal is complete. Harvey caused an estimated 7,600 cubic yards of storm debris in the City of La Marque. To date, about 2,500 cubic yards, or 33 percent, of the debris has been cleaned. There are up to five debris trucks running in the City of La Marque every day.


Beginning on October 2, 2017, there are new customer service phone numbers. For questions about trash or recycling service, call 800-800-5804. To schedule a Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection pickup or for information, please contact 800-449-7587, e-mail atyourdoor@wm.com, or visit www.wmatyourdoor.com.


According to Waste Management, 69 percent of plastic bottles don’t get recycled and 45 percent of aluminum cans end up in the garbage. Liquids can spoil an entire load of recyclable paper. It’s time to get back to the basics of recycling. The Recycle Often. Recycle Right. Recycling Rules will help citizens of La Marque rethink recycling to make a sustainable impact! Visit RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com to make the promise and become a Recycling Ambassador.

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About Waste Management: Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

 

About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the county with an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.­­­­

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