Solid Waste Management Department

Neighborhood Depositories & Recycling Centers

  To ensure the safety of our employees & the public visiting City facilities, we are taking the following COVID-19 precautions: all individuals must wear a mask or facial covering upon entry to City and have a temperature check prior to entry when visiting City facilities.

We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to protect and keep Houston safe.


As of Sunday, November 1, 2020, Neighborhood Depositories
hours will change due to the start of Standard Time.
Wed.-Sun., 9 am to 6 pm


Houstonians may use the depositories up to four times per month.  Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time to allow adequate time to unload.  Each user must provide the following as proof of residency:

  • A Current Texas Driver's License or current ID and
  • A current utility bill or city property tax receipt. Addresses and names on all presented documents must match Texas Driver's License or ID.
    *Electronic records are NOT accepted.
  • NO PETS allowed on premises.

Residents who wish to discard TreeWaste/Junk Waste before their scheduled once-per-month pickup may use one of six neighborhood depository locations.

Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers Rules and Regulations
> Depository Rules and Regulations (.pdf)
> Depository Rules and Regulations - SPANISH (.pdf)
  > Learn more about additional Houston Area Disposal facilities.
  > View map with featuring depository/recycling centers city wide.
Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers Locations

The Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers accept the following recyclable materials:

  • Ad inserts
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons - shelf stable and refrigerated
  • Catalogs
  • Concrete
  • Glass bottles and Jars
  • Magazines
  • Mattresses
  • Newspapers
  • Plastics #1-#5 and #7
    (toys, packing materials, flower pots, styrofoam, or plastic furniture are not accepted)
  • Steel cans
  • Telephone Books
  • Tin cans
  • Up to five (5) automobile tires (Rims Not Accepted) per month, per household

Neighborhood Recycling Drop-off Locations

Locations where City of Houston residents may drop-off their recycling for proper handling. Visit each site link for details and accepted materials.

Electronics Recycling

Visit the Electronics Recycling page for a listing of accepted materials and facilities where residents may properly recycle their electoronics.

Additional Facility Information

Environmental Service Center (ESC)

ReUse Warehouse

Facility where building materials may be donated and reused in new non-profit projects.

Disposal Links

Proper disposal of materials is key to a healthy, clean environment. Visit each link for additional information.

Anti-Freeze || Batteries || Fluorescent Lights || Lawn/Garden Chemicals || Medical Waste

Mercury || Paint || Pharmaceuticals || Used Oil

Additional Information

Neighborhood depositories will not accept household garbage, more than five (5) tires per month, per household, and large quantities of building materials.

Trash from commercial haulers or brought in a commercial vehicle (business or rented commercial) will not be accepted.

Additional Disposal Resources