Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)


City of Houston                                                 


Harry J. Hayes, Director                                                            Annise D. Parker, Mayor

For Immediate Release                                                             March 3, 2014



For more information, please contact:

Sandra Jackson

(713) 837-9164 office 




Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers'
Hours Change Due to Beginning of
Daylight Savings Time


Effective Sunday, March 9, 2014, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will be changing hours of operation at its six Neighborhood Depositories to adjust with Daylight Savings Time. The locations (listed below) are open Wednesday through Sunday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.** Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow adequate time to unload.


Houston residents may bring their recyclables or dispose of their heavy trash at the following Depositories: 


      North 9003 N. Main 713.694.8435
      Northeast 5565 Kirkpatrick 713.675.3208
      Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer 713.895.1003
      South** 5100 Sunbeam 713.738.1936
      Southeast 2240 Central 713.847.1188
      Southwest 10785 SW Fwy 713.541.1953
      **This facility is temporarily closed and will reopen Summer 2014


Each user must provide proof of residency, including a Texas Driverís License or ID and a current water/utility bill or city property tax receipt. The Depositories accept furniture, tree limbs, stoves and other large appliances. Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying that a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant. Depositories will also accept up to 10 automobile tires per month per residential unit. A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster or concrete) will be accepted; however Depository ramps will not accommodate trailers over 16 feet long or four feet high.


All Depositories also accept recyclables. Materials accepted include aluminum and tin cans, wood waste, plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #5 and #7), newspapers and magazines, glass bottles and jars, and used motor oil.


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 Houstonís Customer Service Hotline.


The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste service 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.