Don’t forget to sign up for Security Patrol Program

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Fellow Neighbors,
The deadline to sign contract with the Constable for special patrols in our neighborhood is quickly approaching. We are not quite there yet to meet the cost of this program. If you haven’t already done so and plan to participate, please register soon. Our Deadline is Sept 1.
For exact details on what benefits one can receive under this program, click this link:

Subscriber benefits:

  • First-responder for your alarm system, so no going through HPD
  • Direct contact phone number, so no need to go through a central dispatcher
  • Faster response time to calls (usually 1-2 minutes)
  • Vacation watch patrol service while you are on vacation
  • Home security inspections to find out vulnerabilities and improvements
  • Special programs, including classes and meetings, so that you can be proactive in enhancing your security and safety
  • Highly visible yard sign warning that the home is patrolled by the Constable

Benefits for the entire neighborhood:

  • Reliable security
  • Visibility of law enforcement to deter criminals before a crime is committed
  • Increase in property value and neighborhood desirability

The timeline:
The contract that the Mandell Winlow Security Foundation will sign with the Constable‘s Office must be signed in September, so we are in a huge time crunch. If you’re able/interested, please support the Mandell-Winlow Security Foundation and sign up today! The service, once a contract is signed, will be implemented January 2016. To ensure service at this date, the foundation must receive funds prior to the September cut-off.

Member and sponsor fees are listed below, but if at all possible please be as generous as possible, by doubling the required levels if you can. The security foundation has indicated that it is a non-profit organization, so your contributions will be tax deductible. They expect that over time the membership will grow and cost to the individual will decrease.

Sign up for the Constable‘s Patrol
You can pay online at or by clicking the button above. (Members – $395;  Sponsors – $500). For those under special circumstances, you will see options on the payment screen as well, and you may contact the security foundation by email at

Spread the word:
As always, be sure to tell your neighbors who may not know about this – word of mouth is the best tool!

You’re invited to the Mandell and Winlow Place Social + Constable Patrol Event Tomorrow!

When:  Thursday, July 9th 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: 1518 Marshall Streetbills place

Get together to eat, drink and share with our Mandell-Winlow neighbors. Constable Rosen’s office will be on hand to discuss neighborhood safety & security – and you may sign up for the security service at this event as well! If you are unable to attend, you may also sign up for the security service via their website here:

Houston hurricane Preparedness Resources 

Fellow neighbors, as we enter hurricane season, here are some useful resources we can utilize to assure preparedness. 
Downloadable guide on what to consider:

Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide

Evacuation Routes

Official updates from City 

City of Houston Emergency Information

When the power goes down: 

Power outage and resolution tracking

Monitor and Forecast: 

NOAA radar and forecasting

Radio Options 

Weather Radios
Status on flight activity/delays 
Airport Status

If you might need assistance should an evacuation occur, pre-register with city: 

Evacuation Assistance Pre-Registration

Recycling to Resume June 8th

Recycling will NOT be picked up until the next regularly scheduled date. As you are aware, the schedule was thrown off due to the flooding around Houston, and the trucks were diverted to help with regular trash pickup. As such, our next recycling pick-up will be on Monday, June 8th- as per schedule A.  See below for schedule or

click here for pdf downloadable version

Recycling schedule

Updated Trash/Recycling Information

From time to time scheduled pickups change for the city.

Here is latest information as of April 22, 2015 for Houston Trash/Tree/Junk Waste Pickups:

Except for Holidays, Trash pickup occurs in our neighborhood every Monday or Tuesday if Monday falls on a Holiday.

Heavy Trash Pickup of the below types of waste occur first Wednesdays of each month.  Here is how the types of heavy trash are designated for each month:

Remember your ODDS and EVENS

Residents may dispose of their Tree Waste and Junk Waste at their curbside. Tree Waste is collected during ODD numbered months and Junk Waste is collected during EVEN numbered months. This method of collecting large waste comes with the benefits of diverting materials that can be recycled from landfills, saving landfill space and valuable tax dollars.

Tree Waste

“Tree Waste” is defined as “clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted.

Junk Waste may NOT be placed for collection during a Tree Waste month.

Tree Waste months are January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Junk Waste

“Junk Waste” is defined as items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material.

Tree Waste is accepted during Junk Waste Months; however, to ensure your Tree Waste is recycled, you may hold your tree waste materials until the next Tree Waste designated month or take it to a Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center.

Junk Waste months are February, April, June, August, October and December.

If you can’t wait, you can use one of six Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers. Visit the Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center web page here for more information or call 3-1-1.


Residents may place up to 4 tires at the curb for collection during Junk Waste months.  Collection crews will separate the tires from the Junk Waste. It may take up to a week before crews return and retrieve the tires.  Separating the tires from the rest of the Junk Waste  allows the SWMD to properly process tires.

Placement Instructions

  • Tree Waste and Junk Waste should be placed adjacent to the front curb in a location easily accessible to the collection vehicle between the hours of 6:00 p.m. the Friday before and 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
  • Tree Waste and Junk Waste should not be stacked under low overhead electrical wires or other cabling, signs, or mailboxes; next to fences or posts; or on top of water meters, gas meters, fire hydrants, or other exposed utility components.
  • Materials should not be placed in the street, on the sidewalk, or other right-of-way, or in any manner which would interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  • Tree Waste and Junk Waste collection is limited to occupied residential units and vacant residential lots only if the waste generated is in connection with the maintenance of the property.


  • No more than 8 cubic yards (about the size of a minivan) of Junk Waste or Tree Waste may be placed at the curb for collection.
  • A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster or concrete) generated by the resident in connection with the maintenance of the residential property may be collected by Solid Waste Management Department crews.
  • Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant.
  • The SWMD is not allowed to collect any material that was generated by contractors who were retained by a resident to perform work on his or her residential property. It is the responsibility of the contractor to remove all debris that may arise from the contractor’s activities. These contractor-related activities include, but are not limited to: trimming and removal of trees, remodeling, new construction and roofing.
  • If authorized items placed for collection are mixed with unauthorized items, department personnel shall not be obligated to sort the materials and may refuse the entire load.
  • Solid Waste Management Department collection services are not available to multi-residential structures of more than eight units.