Solid Waste Management Department
City Cracking Down on Illegal Scrap Tire Operations
Effective July 1, 2016, the grace period for compliance with the City of Houston’s Scrap Tire Ordinance will expire and enforcement will begin in earnest. More...
Scrap Tire Management
City Council unanimously approved the Scrap Tire Ordinance due to an immediate need to alleviate the environmental dangers posed by the numerous illegal tire piles within Houston. Reducing and eliminating the illegal dumping of tires will positively affect neighborhoods and city services. Learn More...
New Partnership Increases Glass Recycling Drop Off Locations
Through a new partnership with Strategic Materials Inc., North America’s largest glass recycler, the City of Houston is able to offer residents a more convenient way to recycle glass. Learn More...
Recycling to Continue but Glass no Longer Accepted
Good news! City Council and Mayor Turner approved the recycling processing contract Wednesday, March 23, 2016. We are excited to continue our curbside program, and more information on the glass removal will be coming shortly. Glass is still accepted at all drop-off locations, please go here for information. More...
City of Houston Begins Trash Roundup to Reduce Mosquito Breeding Grounds
February 12, 2016 -- Effective Saturday, February 13, 2016, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will begin a comprehensive Citywide cleanup of illegal dump sites and collection of heavy trash to help reduce mosquito breeding sites and combat the spread of the Zika Virus. The special collection sweeps, which will occur on Saturdays, will begin in City Council District D this weekend and then proceed throughout the rest of the City on subsequent Saturdays. Normal junk waste collection will occur per the regular schedule. More ...
Solid Waste Management Launches Rollout! A New Mobile App
Rollout! offers all kinds of useful information and reminders about the various Solid Waste Management schedules for trash, tree/junk waste collection, and recycling. It will even send you push notifications to remind you to roll your bin to the curb for collection. Learn More.
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Solid Waste Management is looking for exceptional people in Houston and the surrounding area to join our team. Are you ready for a change? Want to work where your efforts are appreciated? SWM can make that happen. Apply Now.
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P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251