Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)

City of Houston                                                 


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

For Immediate Release                                                             October 31, 2012



For more information, please contact:



For Immediate Release 

For information, please contact: 
Sandra Jackson (713) 837-9152 office; email





Veteran’s Day Holiday

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)

November 12, 2012 (Observed)



Sunday, November 11, 2012 (Veteran’s Day)
Regular SWMD facilities operating schedule today. 



Monday, November 12, 2012 (Veteran’s Day Observed)
No Collection Services Today. SWMD Facilities Closed. Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark Recycling Center and the Reuse Warehouse Closed.



Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday’s Garbage, Curbside Recycling, Yard Waste, 2nd Monday and 2nd Tuesday’s Tree Waste Collected Today.  Neighborhood Depositories closed. Westpark Recycling Center and the Reuse Warehouse Re-open.



Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday’s Garbage, Curbside Reycling, Yard Waste and 2nd Wednesday’s Tree Waste Collected Today.  Neighborhood Depositories Re-open.



Thursday, November 15, 2012
Resume SWMD normal schedule today.



Residents may check online at for the 2012 Holiday Collection Schedule or may call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline for more information. 





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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.

Solid Waste Management Department Public Information Office
611 Walker, 12th floor, Houston, TX***713-837-9164****