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





The Solid Waste Management Department has taken its customers’ feedback and is improving heavy trash collection service - Tree Waste/Junk Waste Program.  Effective Thursday, November 1, 2012, the monthly heavy trash pickup day for most residents with City of Houston collection service will change.



Tree waste and junk waste collection will still occur in alternating months.  Odd numbered months will still be for tree waste collection.  Junk waste will still be collected in even numbered months.
Please note that collection day schedules for other solid waste services such as garbage, yard trimmings and recycling WILL NOT change.


To see the improved service maps with the new neighborhood collection schedule, visit For questions contact Sandra Jackson at


Residents may also check online at for their new day or may call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline for more information. 


For information concerning solid waste collection, check online at or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's Customer Service Hotline.




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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****