Frontier Waste Solutions on Oct. 1 will begin service as the city of Pearland’s waste services provider, serving residents using new recycling and trash carts.
Services will remain the same with trash pickup twice a week, and recycling, heavy trash and green waste once a week, according to FWS.
The transition process began on Sept. 6 when FWS began dropping off both 95-gallon trash and recycling carts to residents across the city. FWS will also offer an app that allows residents to receive notifications from the company and also allows residents to reach out for customer service as well, according to the city of Pearland’s website.
"Frontier has shown a willingness to adapt to our unique practices and needs at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center which has given Keep Pearland Beautiful staff and board members confidence in their dedication to also meet the needs of the city of Pearland's diverse population," Keep Pearland Beautiful executive director Adrian Hernandez said in an email.
Waste Management, the city’s previous waste provider, began collecting recycling carts on their regular recycling service day, Sept. 20, after the carts were been emptied, according to a news release.
The city’s contract with Waste Management expires on Sept. 30. Waste Management will service the new FWS recycling carts until Oct. 1, but Waste Management will not service FWS trash carts, according to the news release. Pearland’s contract with FWS is a five-year deal, according to agenda documents from October 2020.
Pearland residents that are scheduled for trash pickup before then should place their bagged trash on the curb, according to the news release.
"Waste Management has been a fantastic and supportive community partner for more than a decade," Hernandez said. "Keep Pearland Beautiful's mission is to empower Pearland citizens to take responsibility for their environment. Through our conversations with Frontier, we're convinced that they are wholly committed to helping us continue forward with that mission."