Solid Waste Management Department

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

City of Houston 

 
Mark Wilfalk, Director
Solid Waste Management Dept.
Sylvester Turner, Mayor
City of Houston
   

Collection and Facility Schedule for
Christmas Holiday and New Year’s Day

A new Solid Waste collection schedule will be implemented in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Starting on Thursday, December 23rd, curbside recycling services will be affected by the schedule below.

Please note that citywide collections continue to be impacted by a shortage of drivers. The City is offering a $3,000 signing incentive pay for new drivers. For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at houstonsolidwaste.org and download our app HTX Collects on Google Play or IOS Store to stay up to date on service alerts.

Monday, December 20 – Friday, December 24, 2021
Residents will receive normal trash, yard waste and junk waste collections. Monday and Tuesday residents will receive normal B-Week curbside recycling. All Neighborhood Depositories and Recycling Centers will be open.

Thursday, December 23 - Friday, December 24, 2021
Thursday and Friday B-Week curbside recycling services will not be provided. Thursday and Friday B-Week curbside recycling will receive collections on your next regularly scheduled collection day (Visit HERE for your next regularly scheduled collection day.)

Saturday, December 25, 2021 (Christmas Day)
CITY HOLIDAY: No Collections on Christmas day. All Solid Waste facilities are closed.

Monday, December 27, 2021
CITY HOLIDAY: All trash, curbside recycling, yard waste and junk waste will resume as scheduled. All Neighborhood Depositories, Recycling Centers and administrative offices will be closed.

Tuesday, December 28 - Friday, December 31, 2021
All Neighborhood Depositories, Recycling Centers and administrative offices will resume normal operating hours.

Thursday, December 30 - Friday, December 31, 2021
Thursday and Friday A-Week curbside recycling services will not be provided. Thursday and Friday A-Week curbside recycling will receive collections on your next regularly scheduled collection day. (Visit HERE for your next regularly scheduled collection day.)

  NEW YEAR 2022

Saturday, January 1, 2022 (New Year’s Day)
CITY HOLIDAY: No Collections on New Year’s Day. All Solid Waste facilities are closed.

Sunday, January 2, 2022
All Neighborhood Depositories will be open.

Monday, January 3, 2022
CITY HOLIDAY: All trash, curbside recycling, yard waste and tree waste will resume as scheduled. All Neighborhood Depositories, Recycling Centers and administrative offices will be closed.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
All Neighborhood Depositories, Recycling Centers and administrative offices will resume normal operating hours.

ABOUT HOUSTON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) provides solid waste services 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.

For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, “LIKE” us on Facebook at @houstonsolidwaste, follow us on Twitter @HoustonTrash, download our app HTX Collects on Google Play or IOS Store to Never Miss an Update again!, email: swdworks@houstontx.gov or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.