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City of Houston Solid Waste Management

City of Houston Solid Waste Management The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste services to Houston residents through the www.houstontx.gov

The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is a department of the City of Houston. 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 pag

The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is a department of the City of Houston. 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 pag

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Calling all  students!The Solid Waste Department & the Houston Independent School District will be seeking unique recycl...
01/26/2023

Calling all students!

The Solid Waste Department & the Houston Independent School District will be seeking unique recycling artwork from students to participate in our first annual truck art contest!

This year's theme is: “I RECYCLE FOR HOUSTON”.

The winning artwork will be featured on the City of Houston Recycling collection trucks promoting sustainability through recycling!

Students can submit artwork January 26, 2023 through February 28, 2023. Please visit https://bit.ly/3H57BYG for the official rules!

01/26/2023
Truck Art Contest

The "I RECYCLE FOR HOUSTON" Creative Truck Artwork Competition is now open and accepting student submissions! Hurry, the deadline to participate is Feb. 28, 2023, at midnight. Open to all HISD K to 12th-grade students! The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and Houston Independent School District is seeking unique recycling artwork from students to participate in the inaugural partnership truck art contest.
Learn more http://bit.ly/3wDNwnj

Do you still have your REAL Christmas tree and want to repurpose it for mulch or other landscape materials?Simply remove...
01/26/2023

Do you still have your REAL Christmas tree and want to repurpose it for mulch or other landscape materials?

Simply remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations and drop it off at one of twenty-four (24) free drop-off recycling sites located throughout Houston! 🌲🌲🌲

https://bit.ly/3C9gY88

As a result of yesterday's severe weather surge, many homes and businesses have sustained damage. Surveillance of the  t...
01/26/2023

As a result of yesterday's severe weather surge, many homes and businesses have sustained damage. Surveillance of the to strategize a plan of action for debris cleanup.

crews will start working in District D and E, as early as tomorrow, 1/26/2023. Please report your storm debris to 3-1-1 (713-837-0311) or online via https://houston311.powerappsportals.us/en-US/.

Please follow the link HTX Collects app for collection schedules, service alerts & updates! Remember to enable notifications via the app HTX Collects on your mobile device. ➡ https://bit.ly/3WC6fKQ

The Solid Waste Management Department will be working to collect storm debris in District D and E neighborhoods affected...
01/25/2023

The Solid Waste Management Department will be working to collect storm debris in District D and E neighborhoods affected by yesterday’s severe storm. Crews will start working in this area, as early as tomorrow, 1/26/2023. Please report your storm debris to 3-1-1 (713-837-0311) or online via https://houston311.powerappsportals.us/en-US/.

Please follow the link HTX Collects app for collection schedules, service alerts & updates! Remember to enable notifications via the app HTX Collects on your mobile device. ➡ https://bit.ly/3WC6fKQ

Recycling and Yard Waste services are experiencing additional delays due to inclement weather yesterday. Our crews are m...
01/25/2023

Recycling and Yard Waste services are experiencing additional delays due to inclement weather yesterday. Our crews are making their way to each neighborhood and containers will be serviced as soon as possible. Please continue to leave your containers at the curb until it has been serviced. We understand these delays in collections are frustrating and we thank you for your continued patience.

Photos from City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON)'s post
01/24/2023

Photos from City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON)'s post

Due to mechanical processing issues, Recycling Collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the Cit...
01/21/2023

Due to mechanical processing issues, Recycling Collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the City. Crews are working to complete these routes. Residents may also utilize one of the six neighborhood depositories to drop-off your recyclable material. Link: https://bit.ly/3YkivS2

If your collection day for Tree Waste is the 4th week of January, please begin to place your debris at the curb.  Si su ...
01/20/2023

If your collection day for Tree Waste is the 4th week of January, please begin to place your debris at the curb.

Si su día de recolección de desechos de árboles es la 4a semana de enero, pongan sus escombros en la bordillo para recolección.

Due to the holiday, recycling services are delayed for Week-B. We're working to complete these routes. Please leave your...
01/19/2023

Due to the holiday, recycling services are delayed for Week-B. We're working to complete these routes. Please leave your container at the curb until it has been serviced.

Los servicios de reciclaje esta atrasados para la Semana-B. Estamos trabajando para completar estas rutas. Por favor, deje su contenedor en la acera hasta que haya sido recogido.

Yard Waste collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the City. Crews are working to complete the...
01/19/2023

Yard Waste collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the City. Crews are working to complete these routes. Residents may also utilize one of the six neighborhood depositories to dispose of your yard waste, recycling, and bulk waste!

https://bit.ly/3YkivS2

In 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Memphis with sanitation workers protesting low wages and poor wo...
01/19/2023

In 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Memphis with sanitation workers protesting low wages and poor working conditions. More than 50 years later, we honor his fight for respect, equality, and safety in the City of Houston's 45th Annual Parade.

In addition to showcasing our sanitation fleet, we sparkled in blue with our first float built from recycled and repurposed materials from our Reuse Warehouse. A tremendous THANK YOU to ALL the workers and their fantastic efforts to keep our city clean!

Tuesday’s garbage and Tuesday’s B-Week curbside recycling will be collected. Tuesday’s yard waste & 3rd Wednesday's tree...
01/18/2023

Tuesday’s garbage and Tuesday’s B-Week curbside recycling will be collected. Tuesday’s yard waste & 3rd Wednesday's tree waste routes will be collected.

Click here for the press release with information regarding this week's collection ➡ http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/press-01062023.html

01/18/2023
Tree Waste Week 3

If your collection day for Tree Waste is the 3rd week of January, please continue to place your debris at the curb.

Si su día de recolección de desechos de árboles es la 3a semana de enero, pongan sus escombros en la bordillo para recolección.

Do you still have your REAL Christmas tree and want to repurpose it for mulch or other landscape materials?Simply remove...
01/17/2023

Do you still have your REAL Christmas tree and want to repurpose it for mulch or other landscape materials?

Simply remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations and drop it off at one of twenty-four (24) free drop-off recycling sites located throughout Houston! 🌲🌲🌲

https://bit.ly/3C9gY88

Yard Waste collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the City. Crews are working to complete the...
01/17/2023

Yard Waste collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the City. Crews are working to complete these routes. Residents may also utilize one of the six neighborhood depositories to dispose of your yard waste, recycling, and bulk waste!

https://bit.ly/3YkivS2

Monday's garbage and Monday’s B-Week curbside recycling, Monday’s yard waste, 3rd Monday & 3rd Tuesday tree waste will b...
01/17/2023

Monday's garbage and Monday’s B-Week curbside recycling, Monday’s yard waste, 3rd Monday & 3rd Tuesday tree waste will be collected. Please leave your container at the curb until it has been serviced.

Click here for the press release with information regarding this week's collection ➡ http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/press-01062023.html

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, all Solid Waste Facilities, including collection services, and adminis...
01/16/2023

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, all Solid Waste Facilities, including collection services, and administrative offices will be closed.

https://bit.ly/3IAsygF

Important Reminder! 🚗📪🪵🪨Your container must be accessible to the automated garbage collection truck and at least three f...
01/13/2023

Important Reminder! 🚗📪🪵🪨

Your container must be accessible to the automated garbage collection truck and at least three feet away from other objects such as trees, parked cars, fences, mailboxes, basketball hoops, poles, holiday arches and power lines in order to be serviced.

For more Garbage Collection tips, please visit ➡ https://bit.ly/3X9RKyS

For Trash Facts on all services visit ➡ https://bit.ly/3TOvHwq

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, all Solid Waste Facilities, including collection services, the Neighbo...
01/13/2023

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, all Solid Waste Facilities, including collection services, the Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers, Westpark Recycling Center, Environmental Service Center, The Reuse Warehouse, and administrative offices will be closed.

https://bit.ly/3IAsygF

01/13/2023

If your collection day for Tree Waste is the 3rd week of January, please continue to place your debris at the curb.

Si su día de recolección de desechos de árboles es la 3a semana de enero, pongan sus escombros en la bordillo para recolección.

The City of Houston Holiday day tree 🌲 cut and turned into mulch before your very eyes! If you and your family celebrate...
01/12/2023
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Houston Holiday day tree 🌲 cut and turned into mulch before your very eyes!

If you and your family celebrated the holiday season with a live tree; visit any of the 24 drop off sites to discard if your real tree free of ornaments, tinsel, garland, plastic bags, or string lights. Remember: No flocked, artificial or painted trees and remove any tree stands before dropping off.

December 20, 2022: Houston's Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) encourages residents to recycle live Christmas trees after the holidays. The holiday season is filled with the purchase of live Christmas trees by families which can be repurposed for mulch or other landscape materials.

In observance of the City of Houston's approved holiday, Monday, January 16, 2023, collection services will be interrupt...
01/11/2023

In observance of the City of Houston's approved holiday, Monday, January 16, 2023, collection services will be interrupted during Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Click the link to find a list of closures for facilities and administration.

https://bit.ly/3IAsygF

Yes, it's actually a thing! If you cannot start an outdoor composting, it is possible to help reduce your waste to landf...
01/10/2023

Yes, it's actually a thing! If you cannot start an outdoor composting, it is possible to help reduce your waste to landfills and your environmental footprint by composting.

Consider composting indoors using indoor, urban compost bins & kitchen compost systems. They work especially well for those who want to compost in an apartment.

Hiring Event - CDL Drivers NEEDED!! January 11, 2023 - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 5617 Neches St
01/10/2023

Hiring Event - CDL Drivers NEEDED!!
January 11, 2023 - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
5617 Neches St

Solid Waste Management is Hiring CDL Drivers!! Apply Today!!

Did you know The Reuse Warehouse is free for making donations and for non-profits taking material! 🙌For more information...
01/10/2023

Did you know The Reuse Warehouse is free for making donations and for non-profits taking material! 🙌

For more information on the , please visit ➡ https://bit.ly/3ElQa6t

Yard Waste collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the City.  Crews are working to complete th...
01/09/2023

Yard Waste collections is experiencing additional delays in all quadrants of the City. Crews are working to complete these routes. Residents may also utilize one of the six neighborhood depositories to dispose of your yard waste, recycling, and bulk waste ➡ https://bit.ly/3YkivS2

01/09/2023

If your collection day is the 2nd week of January, please to place your debris at the curb.

Si su día de recolección de desechos de árboles es la 2a semana de enero, pongan sus escombros en la bordillo para recolección.

Don't forget to recycle your real Christmas Tree! 🙌 🌲 Trees such as these can be repurposed for mulch or other landscape...
01/09/2023

Don't forget to recycle your real Christmas Tree! 🙌 🌲

Trees such as these can be repurposed for mulch or other landscape materials. 🔄

To recycle a live Christmas tree, simply remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, and other non-organic decorative materials.

Trees that are flocked, artificial, or painted will not be recycled. Your scheduled junk waste collection day can be used to dispose of any artificial trees.

Click the link for more information: https://bit.ly/3Wl8l2d

 Currently more than 11,000 citizens per month bring their recyclables to the center! 5900 Westpark Houston, TX 77057Ope...
01/07/2023

Currently more than 11,000 citizens per month bring their recyclables to the center!

5900 Westpark
Houston, TX 77057

Open Monday - Saturday 8 am to 5 pm

Click here to see the acceptable items at this location: https://bit.ly/3BpsDiK

In observance of the City of Houston's approved holiday, Monday, January 16, 2023, collection services will be interrupt...
01/06/2023

In observance of the City of Houston's approved holiday, Monday, January 16, 2023, collection services will be interrupted during Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Click the link to find a list of closures for facilities and administration.

https://bit.ly/3IAsygF

Houston's Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) encourages residents to recycle live Christmas trees after the holida...
01/06/2023

Houston's Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) encourages residents to recycle live Christmas trees after the holidays. The holiday season is filled with the purchase of live Christmas trees by families which can be repurposed for mulch or other landscape materials.

You can drop off your tree at one of twenty-four (24) free drop-off recycling sites located throughout Houston! 🌲🌲🌲

https://bit.ly/3C9gY88

01/06/2023
Week 2 Tree Waste

If your collection day for Tree Waste is the 2nd week of January, please begin to place your debris at the curb.
Si su día de recolección de desechos de árboles es la 2a semana de enero, Pongan sus residuos de árboles en la oria de la calle para recolección.

01/06/2023

The City of Houston Holiday day tree 🌲 cut and turned into mulch before your very eyes!

If you and your family celebrated the holiday season with a live tree; visit any of the 24 drop off sites to discard if your real tree free of ornaments, tinsel, garland, plastic bags, or string lights. Remember: No flocked, artificial or painted trees and remove any tree stands before dropping off.

01/06/2023
01/06/2023

Mayor Turner to Join Solid Waste Department for 32nd Annual Tree Mulching event. This invite wouldn’t be possible with our friends Houston Parks - HPARD, Living Earth - Houston & Reliant Energy ®

01/06/2023

Recycling services are delayed for Week B. We're working to complete these routes. Please leave your container at the curb. Click here to find your recycling service day: https://bit.ly/3eAZ718

Los servicios de reciclaje estan atrasados para la Semana-B. Estamos trabajando para completar estas rutas. Por favor, deje su contenedor en la acera. Para saber qué día es su día de reciclaje, haga clic aquí: https://bit.ly/3eAZ718

 Currently more than 11,000 citizens per month bring their recyclables to the center! 5900 Westpark Houston, TX 77057Ope...
01/04/2023

Currently more than 11,000 citizens per month bring their recyclables to the center!

5900 Westpark
Houston, TX 77057

Open Monday - Saturday 8 am to 5 pm

Click here to see the acceptable items at this location: https://bit.ly/3BpsDiK

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611 Walker Street
Houston, TX
77002

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Monday, January 17th will be a normal collection day. No Interruption in collection services. https://bit.ly/3EUXTow
Tree Waste Operations: Jan 15, 2022
Those who receive 3rd Week Tree Waste collections, should place your debris at the curb.

Operaciones de recolección de árboles: 15 de enero de 2022
Aquellos que reciben recolecciones de árboles de la 3ª semana, deben colocar sus despojos en la acera.
Recycling Operations: Jan 14, 2022
Recycling services are delayed for Week-A. We're working to complete these routes. Please leave your container at the curb.

Actualizaciones de Operaciones de Reciclaje: 14 de enero de 2022
Los servicios de reciclaje esta atrasados para la Semana-A. Estamos trabajando para completar estas rutas. Por favor, deje su contenedor en la acera.
There will be NO INTERRUPTION IN COLLECTION SERVICE on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. All garbage, tree waste and recycling will be on their regular schedule. All drop-off facilities and administrative offices will be closed. https://bit.ly/3EUXTow
Tree Waste Operations: Jan 14, 2022
Crews are working to complete 2nd week Tree Waste routes. Those who receive 3rd Week Tree Waste collections, should place your debris at the curb.

Operaciones de recolección de árboles: 14 de enero de 2022
Nuestros equipos están trabajando para completar las rutas de recolección de árboles de 2ª semana. Aquellos que reciben recolecciones de árboles de la 3ª semana, deben colocar sus despojos en la acera.
Recycling Operations: Jan 13, 2022
Recycling services are delayed for Week-A. We're working to complete these routes. Please leave your container at the curb.

Actualizaciones de Operaciones de Reciclaje: 13 de enero de 2022
Los servicios de reciclaje esta atrasados para la Semana-A. Estamos trabajando para completar estas rutas. Por favor, deje su contenedor en la acera.
Tree Waste Operations: Jan 13, 2022
Crews are working to complete 2nd week Tree Waste routes. Please leave your debris at the curb.

Operaciones de residuos de árboles: 13 de enero de 2022
Nuestros equipos están trabajando para completar las rutas de 2ª semana de recolección de árboles. Por favor, deje sus despojos en la acera.
There will be NO INTERRUPTION IN COLLECTION SERVICE on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. All garbage, tree waste and recycling will be on their regular schedule. All drop-off facilities and administrative offices will be closed. https://bit.ly/3EUXTow
Tree Waste Operations: Jan 12, 2022
Crews are working to complete 2nd week Tree Waste routes. Please leave your debris at the curb.

Operaciones de residuos de árboles: 12 de enero de 2022
Nuestros equipos están trabajando para completar las rutas de 2ª semana de recolección de árboles. Por favor, deje sus despojos en la acera.
Recycling Operations: Jan 11, 2022
Recycling services are delayed for Week-A. We're working to complete these routes. Please leave your container at the curb.

Actualizaciones de Operaciones de Reciclaje: 11 de enero de 2022
Los servicios de reciclaje esta atrasados para la Semana-A. Estamos trabajando para completar estas rutas. Por favor, deje su contenedor en la acera.
crews are working diligently to remove the residential storm debris after last weekend's tornado activity. We encourage residents in the affected areas to report any storm debris to 3-1-1.

If you see our crew members; give a friendly wave as they work to clear the storm debris from the curb.
Tree Waste Operations: Jan 11, 2022
Crews are working to complete 2nd week Tree Waste routes. Please leave your debris at the curb.

Operaciones de residuos de árboles: 11 de enero de 2022
Nuestros equipos están trabajando para completar las rutas de 2ª semana de recolección de árboles. Por favor, deje sus despojos en la acera.
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