Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)


City of Houston 

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

For more information, please contact:

Sandra Jackson 
(713) 837-9164 office 




Sunbeam Depository and Recycling Center to Reopen August 1, 2014 After Extensive Renovations


The City of Houstonís Solid Waste Management Department has announced that the Sunbeam Depository and Recycling Center, located at 5100 Sunbeam Street, 77033, will reopen on Friday, August 1, 2014, after being closed for nearly one year due to much needed renovations and updates.


ďThe newly renovated facility will be able to accommodate more vehicles at one time, increasing operational efficiency and decreasing wait time for residents,Ē said Harry Hayes, Director of the Solid Waste Management Department.


The Sunbeam facility is a convenient location where Houston residents can take their recyclable materials, tree waste, tires and junk waste items, such as furniture and appliances, for proper handling. Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time to allow adequate time to unload. The Sunbeam Depository and Recycling Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, with the exception of City-approved holidays.


Each user must provide the following as proof of residency:

    • Texas Driverís License or ID and
    • A current utility bill or city property tax receipt


The facility hours of operation are as follows:

    • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time)
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Non-Daylight Savings Time)

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.