Per the City of Bellaire Code of Ordinances, Sec. 16-2. Collection requirements:
Garbage shall be placed in plastic bags, having a minimum thickness of 1.5 mil and a capacity of not less than 20 gallons each and which will not leak when handled. Such bags shall be tightly closed by cord, wire, or rubber band, in such manner as to prevent leakage of contents. Paper bags may be used under the same terms and conditions as plastic bags, provided such paper bags consist of at least two (2) sheets of 50 pound wet strength extensible paper.
a) No containers shall be used except for plastic bags and the approved paper bags stated above.
b) Garbage shall be placed behind the curb at no more of a distance than three (3) feet behind the curb.
c) No more than six (6) garbage bags will be collected per home.
d) Each bag shall contain no more than twenty-five (25) pounds of garbage.
e) Garbage must be set out for collection by 7 AM. Garbage collection will commence at 7 AM.
f) No garbage shall be set out for collection before 6 PM the day before the collection date.
g) No garbage shall be set out for collection on City holidays.
h) All glass being disposed of as garbage such as, but not limited to, windowpanes, sheet glass and broken glass shall be wrapped in cardboard and taped before setting out for collection.
i) All sharp objects or objects with sharp, cutting edges being disposed of as garbage such as, but not limited to, broken plastic and metal fragments shall be wrapped in cardboard and taped before setting out for collection.
j) Needles shall be put in a bottle or other container secured with a lid before setting out for collection.
k) No automotive oil or automotive fluids of any type such as, but not limited to, motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid and windshield wiper fluid shall be deposited nor accepted in the garbage for collection.
l) No swimming pool cleaning chemicals or chemicals of any type such as, but not limited to, chlorine and turpentine shall be deposited nor accepted in the garbage for collection.
m) Oil-based paint shall not be deposited nor accepted in the garbage for collection. Latex paint may be accepted for collection only if it has been thoroughly dried and hardened.
n) No cardboard or aluminum cans shall be accepted in the trash – cardboard and aluminum cans shall be placed with recyclables for collection.
o) The homeowner may also purchase a sticker to be placed on the garbage bags in excess of the allowed six (6) bags for collection.
o The sticker may be purchased at City Hall, located at 7008 S. Rice Ave., upstairs in the Utility Billing department.
o The price for the stickers shall be set by the City Manager.