Trash and Recycling:
For a comprehensive guide click on link to pamphlet from Solid Waste Management from the City of Houston here Trash Facts - City of Houston
Trash collection in our neighborhood is every Friday.
Recycling pickup is every other Friday (A Schedule).  Also, the recycled items must be loose as plastic bags are not acceptable to recycle. See image (from Houston Solid Waste) with acceptable items. 
Glass is accepted at the Neighborhood Depository Centers.  Closest neighborhood center to Monarch Oaks is: 14400 Sommermeyer, Houston, TX 77041. 
Heavy Trash/Tree Waste Day is the 4th Wednesday each month.  
Do not let your tree waste/grass clippings enter or block the sewer.  
Please visit the City of Houston website for a detailed listing of collection dates and additional information.