Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)


City of Houston                                                 


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

For Immediate Release                                                             October 29, 2013



For more information, please contact:

Sandra Jackson 
(713) 837-9164 office 




Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centersí hours change due to end of Daylight Savings Time


October 29, 2013 - Beginning Sunday, November 3, 2013, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will be changing hours of operation at five of its neighborhood depositories (heavy trash & recycling drop-off sites). For the safety of our customers and staff now that daylight savings is ending, the locations listed below will be open Wednesday through Sunday, except city-approved holidays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow adequate time to unload.


Houston residents may utilize these Solid Waste Management Department neighborhood depository and recycling centers to dispose of their heavy trash: :


• Northeast 5565 Kirkpatrick 713-675-3208
• Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer 713-895-1002
• North 9003 North Main 713-694-8435
• Southeast 2240 Central 713-847-1188
• South 5100 Sunbeam (temporarily closed until summer 2014)
• Southwest 10785 Southwest Fwy 713-541-1953


Each user must provide proof of residency in the form of a Texas Driverís License or ID, a current utility bill or city property tax receipt. The neighborhood 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 household per month. A maximum of four cubic yards of building material will be accepted. Not accepted: roofing shingles, brick, plaster or concrete.


Neighborhood depositories are also recycling drop-off facilities for paper, plastic, glass, corrugated cardboard, aluminum and tin cans, and plastics #1-#5 and #7. All depositories accept mattresses; however mattresses dropped off at the Northeast and Southeast depositories will be transported to The Houston Furniture Bank, deconstructed and the materials recycled.


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