Solid Waste Management Department

Thursday, March 1, 2018 City Crews return to regular Tree/Junk Schedule


City of Houston 

Harry J. Hayes, Director
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
Sylvester Turner, Mayor

Irma Reyes, Public Information Officer
(832) 393-0475 office 

Tyra Wilkins
(832) 393-0448 office 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Solid Waste Management Department will temporarily suspend city crews collecting Hurricane Harvey storm debris effective February 28, 2018. Contracted storm debris crews will remain in place until further notice. City Junk Waste/Tree Waste crews will resume the regularly scheduled Tree Waste and Junk Waste collections effective March 1, 2018.

Mayor Sylvester Turner stated, “Houstonians should be very thankful and proud of the hard work of their Solid Waste Management employees who worked tirelessly to relieve them of the debris burden and immediate stress created by the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. City debris crews were on the ground immediately after the floodwaters receded and homeowners began their road to recovery.” Solid Waste Director Harry Hayes was also very thankful and proud of the work of the department’s employees and noted that “Houston’s solid waste team is extremely dedicated to serving its community especially in their time of extreme need. Many solid waste employees suffered Harvey damage, but were on the job from day one ensuring that the community quickly recovered.”

Thursday, March 1, 2018: Regular Tree Waste Schedule
Monday, April 2, 2018: Regular Junk Waste Schedule

Remember odd months are Tree Waste and even months are Junk Waste.

Tree Waste months: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Junk Waste months: February, April, June, August, October and December.

Harvey Storm Debris is still being collected, continue to place debris at the curb. Report uncollected storm debris to the City of Houston 3-1-1 service line.

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at, like us on Facebook at, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.


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