Solid Waste Management Department

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Hours Due To End of Daylight Savings Time


City of Houston 

Harry J. Hayes, Director Sylvester Turner, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 

Tyra Wilkins
(832) 393-0448 office

October 31, 2016 - Effective Sunday, November 6, 2016, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department’s (SWMD) six (6) Neighborhood Depositories will be open Wednesday through Sunday; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The change in hours occurs with the end of Daylight Savings Time. Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow adequate time to unload. 

Houston residents may bring Recyclables and/or Junk Waste to the following locations:

*All sites are open Wednesday - Sunday , 9am – 6pm, Except for City Holidays*

Each user must provide proof of residency, including a Texas Driver’s License or any other valid Texas ID and a current water/utility bill or city property tax receipt.  The 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 five (5) automobile tires at one time per residential unit for a total of ten (10) tires per month. A maximum of four (4) cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster) will be accepted; however Depository ramps will not accommodate trailers over sixteen (16) feet long or four (4) feet high. 

All Depositories also accept recyclables.  Materials accepted include wood waste, concrete, mattresses, aluminum and tin cans, plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #5 and #7), newspapers and magazines, glass bottles and jars, and used motor oil. Plastics accepted for recycling are limited in size. Large rigid plastic products such as coolers, yard furniture, buckets, tubs and trash cans are not accepted in this program. Clothing & shoes are accepted at the North and Southeast Depositories.

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s 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.