City of Houston Solid Waste Management

City of Houston Solid Waste Management The Solid Waste Management provides solid waste services to Houston residents through the collection, disposal, and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.

www.HoustonSolidWaste.org The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is a department of the City of Houston, www.houstontx.gov. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and the SWMD on the listed topics. Following or “friending” persons or organizations is not an endorsement by the City and is only intended as a means of communication. All content of this site and all comments submitted to this page and its list of fans are public and are subject to disclosure pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act. Public information requests must be directed to the SWMD’s Public Information Officer.

Operating as usual

11/13/2020
Free E-Waste Collection

The City of Houston is offering an electronic recycling drop-off day once a month at the Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center to residents. On Saturday, November 14th residents, no businesses please, are invited to recycle their unwanted televisions, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives and other electronic devices.

When: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Where: Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Event Flyer: https://bit.ly/3iiBndW

The General asks that you march your recyclables to the proper green can as we honor our Veterans! Please see our collec...
11/10/2020

The General asks that you march your recyclables to the proper green can as we honor our Veterans! Please see our collection schedule for changes to services and facility closures. https://bit.ly/3n5xA6C

11/06/2020
Free E-waste Colection

The City of Houston is offering an electronic recycling drop-off day once a month at Kingwood Park and Ride. On Saturday, November 7th residents, no businesses please, are invited to recycle their unwanted televisions, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives and other electronic devices.

When: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Where: Kingwood Metro Park & Ride
3210 West Lake Houston Parkway Houston,TX 77339
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Event Flyer: https://bit.ly/3mPDKJ0

11/06/2020

Proper disposal of PPE will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Houston streets clean, healthy and safe. #PPE123
#COVID19 #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH

Effective Sunday, November 1, 2020, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will be changing hours ...
10/30/2020

Effective Sunday, November 1, 2020, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will be changing hours of operation at its six (6) Neighborhood Depositories to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to adjust with the end of Daylight Savings Time. https://bit.ly/3e6LzWH

Don’t recycle candy wrappers or bags.  Wrappers are usually use coated paper, which cannot be processed into new paper. ...
10/30/2020

Don’t recycle candy wrappers or bags. Wrappers are usually use coated paper, which cannot be processed into new paper. Also, the wrappers are usually too small to be processed.
https://bit.ly/35r31RQ
#RecycleRight #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH #DoThePPE123

Plastic Trick-or-treat buckets and pails do not belong in your curbside recycling cart. Save to use again next Halloween...
10/29/2020

Plastic Trick-or-treat buckets and pails do not belong in your curbside recycling cart. Save to use again next Halloween. Reusing is the best option. https://bit.ly/35r31RQ
#RecycleRight #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH #DoThePPE123

10/28/2020

Don’t be Scared of Recycling!
DO NOT place string lights in your green carts as they damage the recycling and processing equipment. You can also take to a private metal recycler. https://bit.ly/35r31RQ
#RecycleRight #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH #DoThePPE123

Thank you to everyone who participated in our public information meetings for the updated draft of our Long Range Solid ...
10/28/2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in our public information meetings for the updated draft of our Long Range Solid Waste Management Plan. If you weren’t able to join, you can view the videos of each meeting here. And if your group or organization would like to request a presentation of the plan, please email us at [email protected].

Don’t forget to take our survey, it will be open through October 31, 2020. Please let us know your feedback and comments.

LONG RANGE PLAN: https://bit.ly/342WOe7
SURVEY: https://bit.ly/2I2SPXs

Although you may be celebrating Halloween this year in a non-traditional way, it is still an opportunity to make it a gr...
10/26/2020

Although you may be celebrating Halloween this year in a non-traditional way, it is still an opportunity to make it a green holiday. You can reduce waste by recycling, repurposing your costumes and decorations. Here are a few tips to make this a GREEN Halloween. https://bit.ly/35r31RQ

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding t...
10/22/2020

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding the 2040 Long Range draft Plan. Join us for an in-depth overview of the plan's background and recommendations. Sign-up to share your comments, feedback and ask questions on the project website found here:

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The City of Houston is offering an electronic recycling drop-off day once a month at the Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Ne...
10/16/2020

The City of Houston is offering an electronic recycling drop-off day once a month at the Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center to residents. On Saturday, October 17th residents, no businesses please, are invited to recycle their unwanted televisions, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives and other electronic devices.

When: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Where: Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Event Flyer: https://bit.ly/3iiBndW

Thank you to all who have joined us at our virtual public information meetings for the update to our Long Range Solid Wa...
10/15/2020

Thank you to all who have joined us at our virtual public information meetings for the update to our Long Range Solid Waste Management Plan! If you haven’t been able to attend yet, please join us next Thursday 10/22/20 from 2pm – 4pm for our last meeting. For information visit https://bit.ly/3lOtZcy.

We are also looking for your feedback via our survey, which takes about 10 minutes and can be found here. https://bit.ly/2I2SPXs

10/15/2020
Houston Planning & Development Department

Today is the last day to complete #Census2020.

Today is the last day to complete #Census2020. Thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word in the community. If you’ve already been counted in the census, encourage your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to say #YestotheCensus today at my2020census.gov.

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding t...
10/14/2020

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding the 2040 Long Range draft Plan. Join us for an in-depth overview of the plan's background and recommendations. Sign-up to share your comments, feedback and ask questions on the project website found here: https://bit.ly/3iMC2ok

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding t...
10/13/2020

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding the 2040 Long Range draft Plan. Join us for an in-depth overview of the plan's background and recommendations. Sign-up to share your comments, feedback and ask questions on the project website found here: https://bit.ly/2S3rpCE

The Solid Waste Management Department has posted the proposed Long-Range Solid Waste Management Plan and a survey that r...
10/09/2020

The Solid Waste Management Department has posted the proposed Long-Range Solid Waste Management Plan and a survey that residents can complete to share feedback for the draft plan on the project website. The survey is open through October 31, 2020. LONG RANGE PLAN: https://bit.ly/342WOe7
SURVEY: https://bit.ly/2I2SPXs

Thank you to everyone who participated in last night's session. We held our first virtual information session last night...
10/08/2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in last night's session. We held our first virtual information session last night, and have another planned for next week on Tuesday 10/13 from 2 pm - 4 pm. We had a good conversation on the City's Solid Waste Management future. If you missed it join one of our next three public discussions. https://bit.ly/342WOe7

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding t...
10/07/2020

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will hold virtual Public Participation Meetings regarding the 2040 Long Range draft Plan. Join us for an in-depth overview of the plan's background and recommendations. Sign-up to share your comments, feedback and ask questions on the project website found here: https://bit.ly/30fDR6Q

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is excited to announce the creation of an updated Long-Rang...
09/28/2020

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is excited to announce the creation of an updated Long-Range Solid Waste Management Plan covering waste and recycling programs for Houston until 2040. Houston SWMD has worked to draft a plan that will provide for sustainable materials management for the Houston area for the next 20 years. A series of three virtual meetings are scheduled to present the draft plan and solicit public comments and questions. Share your feedback via a resident survey as well. For more information on the draft plan and how to participate please visit: https://bit.ly/342WOe7

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is excited to announce the creation of an updated Long-Rang...
09/25/2020
SWMD Long Range Plan

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is excited to announce the creation of an updated Long-Range Solid Waste Management Plan covering waste and recycling programs for Houston until 2040. Houston SWMD has worked to draft a plan that will provide for sustainable materials management for the Houston area for the next 20 years. A series of three virtual meetings are scheduled to present the draft plan and solicit public comments and questions. Share your feedback via a resident survey as well. For more information on the draft plan and how to participate please visit: http://houstontx.gov/solidwaste/longrange/index.html

The City has created a 20-year solid waste management plan to meet the community’s long-term solid waste needs and protect the environment. Click here to learn more about the City of Houston’s long-range solid waste management plan and its importance to Houston residents and businesses...

Due to the current weather and flooding event the ESC, Reuse Warehouse and Westpark are closed for the remainder of toda...
09/22/2020

Due to the current weather and flooding event the ESC, Reuse Warehouse and Westpark are closed for the remainder of today. https://bit.ly/3mLRrs7

Collection services are temporarily delayed due to Tropical Storm Beta. We are currently monitoring weather and flooding...
09/22/2020

Collection services are temporarily delayed due to Tropical Storm Beta. We are currently monitoring weather and flooding conditions to better serve our residents and safely resume today’s collection.

Please note: Westpark, the Environmental Service Center and Reuse Warehouse are closed for the remainder of today.

The city of Houston launches an anti-litter campaign to encourage Houstonians to properly dispose of face masks, gloves,...
09/17/2020

The city of Houston launches an anti-litter campaign to encourage Houstonians to properly dispose of face masks, gloves, sanitizer wipes, and other trash.

Proper disposal of PPE will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Houston streets clean, healthy and safe. https://bit.ly/32F4cg5

#COVID19 #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH #DoThePPE123

By completing the 2020 Census today, you are helpingyour community get more funds for health, educationand social care p...
09/14/2020

By completing the 2020 Census today, you are helping
your community get more funds for health, education
and social care programs for the next 10 years. Complete
the census now at www.my2020census.gov.
#YEStotheCensus #HoustonCounts #HtownCounts

Al completar el Censo 2020 hoy ayudas a que tucomunidad reciba más fondos para programas de salud,educación y protección...
09/14/2020

Al completar el Censo 2020 hoy ayudas a que tu
comunidad reciba más fondos para programas de salud,
educación y protección social en los próximos 10 años.
Completa el censo ahora en www.my2020census.gov
#SÍalCenso #HoustonCuenta #HtownCuenta

The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department recycling processing partnership with Fomento de Construcciones ...
09/09/2020
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department recycling processing partnership with Fomento de Construcciones y Contractas (FCC) has been named the "Best U.S. Recycling Facility of the Year - 2020" by the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA).
https://bit.ly/2QYesJI

The state–of-the-art MRF receives, sorts, recovers and markets all the City of Houston’s recyclable materials. The $25 million plant covers 120,000 square feet and can process nearly 150,000 tons of recyclables annually, nearly double the city’s current needs.

Proper disposal of PPE will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Houston streets clean, healthy and safe. #COVID...
09/08/2020

Proper disposal of PPE will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Houston streets clean, healthy and safe.
#COVID19 #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH

There will be NO COLLECTION SERVICES Monday, Sept. 7th. All SWMD facilities including the Neighborhood Depositories, Wes...
09/03/2020

There will be NO COLLECTION SERVICES Monday, Sept. 7th. All SWMD facilities including the Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark Recycling Center and Reuse Warehouse will be closed.

https://bit.ly/2EU5zyx

08/27/2020
No ensucies a Houston

La manera adecuada de desechar el PPE ayudará a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 y mantendrá las calles de Houston limpias, saludables y seguras.
#COVID19 #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH

08/27/2020
Don't Litter Houston

Proper disposal of PPE will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Houston streets clean, healthy and safe.
#COVID19 #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH

Mayor Sylvester Turner
08/27/2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner

#HurricaneLaura made landfall in Louisiana this morning. #Houston was fortunate to be out of its way. I want to thank #Houstonians for listening to storm warnings and taking precautions. Let's not forget that we are in the middle of a #HurricaneSeason so we must stay prepared. #ThankYou

There will be NO INTERRUPTION to the collection schedule for this Thursday and Friday garbage and recycling services. We...
08/26/2020

There will be NO INTERRUPTION to the collection schedule for this Thursday and Friday garbage and recycling services.
We are encouraging all residents to secure their cans tonight as we monitor Hurricane Laura with the impact of wind and rain.
Please remember to place your cans out tomorrow morning by 7 a.m. for Thursday garbage and Thursday A-week scheduled recycling services.
https://bit.ly/2EAGvvV

In anticipation of the approaching weather event, please secure your City of Houston GREEN and BLACK carts. Store carts ...
08/26/2020

In anticipation of the approaching weather event, please secure your City of Houston GREEN and BLACK carts. Store carts in a safe place and or securely tie them down from the possible impact of high winds.
https://bit.ly/2EAGvvV

08/26/2020
SAVE the Drain!

SAVE the drain for the Rain!
Don’t block ditches and drains with junk waste or other trash/litter. A free-flowing drainage system minimizes the chances of your home flooding.

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