Trash & Debris Collection Information

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017

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 
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov 

Tyra Wilkins
(832) 393-0448 office
tyra.wilkins@houstontx.gov 

   

Houston, Texas, August 30, 2017: To address the collection of disaster debris created by Hurricane Harvey, the Solid Waste Management Department will be temporarily changing the City’s normal collection schedule. Neighborhood depositories will be open 7-days a week from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. until further notice.

STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION:
Storm debris will be collected on an ongoing basis until further notice. Please place debris at the curb separated into the following piles:

  • Vegetative Debris – leaves, logs, plants, tree branches (do not bag).
  • Construction & Demolition Debris – carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses.
  • Appliances & White Goods – dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, water heaters
  • Electronics – computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
  • Household Hazardous Waste – cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticide
NEIGHBORHOOD DEPOSITORY LOCATIONS No household garbage, electronics or household hazardous waste is accepted.

Customers must provide the following at the Neighborhood Depository Locations*:

  • A current Texas Driver’s license or State Issued I.D.
  • A current utility bill or city property tax receipt
* Addresses and names on all presented documents must match and electronic records are NOT accepted. No proof of residency is required for recycling only.

Normal collection services will resume on the schedule as follows:

GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 - normal collection schedule
  • Friday, September 1, 2017 - normal collection schedule
  • Monday, September 4, 2017 - no collection for Labor Day
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Monday’s garbage will be collected
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Tuesday’s garbage will be collected
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 - normal garbage schedule resumes

RECYCLING COLLECTION
Curbside single stream recycling collection will be suspended until further notice. Customers may bring recyclables to neighborhood depository locations or the Westpark Recycling Center located at 5900 Westpark, Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sept. 4 for Labor Day.

YARD, JUNK, AND TREE WASTE COLLECTION
Yard, junk, and tree waste collections will be suspended until further notice due to the need of extra personnel for debris collection related to disaster recovery.

For more information, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org or call 3-1-1.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, Twitter: @houstontrash

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.