Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)


City of Houston                                                 


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

For Immediate Release                                                             November 22, 2013



For more information, please contact:

Sandra Jackson

(713) 837-9164 office 

Marlene Garcia

(713) 837-9114 office 




Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)
November 28, 29 & 30, 2013


Thursday, November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day) - There will be no collection services. All SWMD facilities, including the Neighborhood Depositories, the Westpark Recycling Center and the Reuse Warehouse will be closed.

Friday, November 29, 2013
- Thursday Garbage, Curbside Recycling, Yard Waste and 4th Thursday Tree Waste will be collected. Neighborhood Depositories, the Westpark Recycling Center and the Reuse Warehouse remain closed.


Saturday, November 30, 2013 - Friday Garbage, Curbside Recycling and Yard Waste will be collected. Neighborhood Depositories and the Westpark Recycling Center re-open.


Residents may check online at for the 2013 Holiday Collection Schedule or may call 3-1-1, the City of Houston Service Helpline 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.