Resumption of Normal Trash Collections during week of July 22, 2024

GFL is making progress with collections after Hurricane Beryl. Starting the week of July 22, GFL will resume collection of yard waste and recycling. Cinco 5 assures its residents that GFL is working on a large volume of heavy garbage and trying to get back to normal. You can help GFL provide better collections by following weight requirements for household garbage and properly bundling your branches and debris:

  1. Household garbage must be placed in either containers or bags not exceeding 40 gallons capacity or 40 pounds in total weight.
  2. Tree branches and items such as fence posts must be tied in bundles in lengths no greater than 4 feet and not weighing more than 40 pounds per bundle.

If you have any questions, please contact GFL at 281-368-8397.

Suspension of Yard Waste and Recycling Collections during week of July 15, 2024

GFL has notified Cinco MUD 5 that in the wake of Hurricane Beryl and the large amounts of debris left from its path, GFL cannot provide normal collection and be able to service all residents in Cinco MUD 5. By prioritizing and ensuring that ALL regular household garbage is collected each day and this weekend, GFL is preventing the occurrence of unsanitary conditions in the neighborhood. For the week of July 15, GFL has suspended collection of yard waste and recycling. GFL will appreciate your patience and understanding as it works to get back to normal. If you have any questions, please contact GFL at 281-368-8397.

GFL to Resume Regular Trash Service Tomorrow; Recycling Service Suspended for the Week

GFL plans to begin regular trash service resuming tomorrow however, they have decided to suspend recycle service for the week.

Please separate small green storm debris from large items. GFLs regular collection crews can begin collecting branches that are less than 4” in diameter, bundled less than 4 feet in length, and less than 40 lbs.

Thanks, Cinco MUD 5 board

Important Water Maintenance Update for Cinco MUD No. 5 Residents: Scheduled Cleaning of Water Mains

Dear Residents of Cinco Municipal Utility District No.5,

We are writing to inform you that your water services will be interrupted in the next few due to essential maintenance work on the water mains in your neighborhood. The work involves cleaning the water mains to remove scale and mineral deposits that accumulate over time and can cause reddish-looking water. While the discoloration is harmless and caused by natural mineral oxides, it is important to maintain clean water mains for the quality of your water supply.

How Does It Work?

We will be using a method called “Air Scouring” to clean the mains. This method is efficient and causes minimal disruption. Here’s how it works:

  1. Isolation: We close the valves at either end of a section of the main.
  2. Air Supply: An air supply hose is attached to a fire hydrant at one end of the closed-off section.
  3. Agitation: Clean, high-volume air is pumped into the hydrant, agitating the water and loosening mineral scale.
  4. Scouring: The loosened material acts as a scouring agent, further cleaning the pipe.
  5. Flushing: We open the water supply valve slightly to maintain the process. The open hydrant will eventually release clear water, indicating the cleaning is complete.

Your Role:

We understand that water service is crucial, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Your cooperation is essential to ensure the job is completed efficiently:

  1. Meter Turn-Off: We will turn off every meter during this process to prevent debris from entering your house line.
  2. Flushing Your Line: After the work, please open an outside faucet to flush any residue from your house plumbing. This should only take a few minutes.
    • Do not open inside sink faucets to avoid clogging sink aerators.
    • Avoid opening hot water faucets to prevent debris from entering your water heater.

Appearance of Water:

In some instances, the water may appear “milky” due to air in the water. This condition is temporary and should clear quickly.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this maintenance work. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your assistance and patience.

Why You Should NOT Flush Wipes

Did you know that some paper products and wipes are advertised as “flushable” but are not!

Sure, they will flush down, but they do not flush out. Instead, they get caught in sewer lines, pumps, filters, and screens at the sewer plant. This results in costly repairs or cleanup!

You have control to prevent these repair expenses by simply not flushing wipes, paper towels, hygiene products, and other items into the sewer system.

Garbage Pickup Monday January 15, 2024

Cinco 5’s garbage contractor GFL Environmental has suspended trash service for today due to the wintry weather. Drivers on the road have reported some snow flurries and, with temperatures remaining below freezing, GFL has asked drivers to come in for their safety. GFL will service customers scheduled for Monday on the next scheduled service day – Thursday.

GFL apologizes for the inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact GFL Environmental at 281-368-8397.

Garbage Pickup January 4, 2024

Cinco 5’s garbage contractor GFL Environmental did not pick up the trash in all areas of the District on Thursday, January 4.

The contractor will pick up in the missed areas on Friday morning, January 5. If your garbage is not picked up on January 5, please contact GFL Environmental at 281-368-8397.

Notice about Holiday Trash Pickup

Please be aware of the trash pickup schedule for Christmas 2023 and New Year’s Day 2024.

This year, Christmas and New Year’s Day both fall on Mondays, which are regularly scheduled trash pickup days. Since that is the case, under the Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule, trash will be not picked up on either Christmas or New Year’s Day, but on the following service day (Thursday).

Please contact garbage provider GFL with any questions at 281-368-8397.