Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)

City of Houston                                                 


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

For Immediate Release                                                             November 1, 2012



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







November 1, 2012 – Beginning Sunday, November 4, 2012, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will be changing hours of operation at its six 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 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 713.738.1936
Southwest 10785 Southwest Fwy 713.541.1953


  • Each user must provide proof of residency in the form of a Texas Driver's 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.



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****