Solid Waste Management Department

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection And Facility Schedule For New Year’s Day 2016

January 2 and 3, 2016 Collection Notice:
To allow employees from the Southeast Service Center to attend the viewing and visitation for recently deceased Deputy Assistant Director Michael Vaughn, on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Garbage collection for this weekend, will be split over two days. Employees from the Charles R. Idlebird Southeast Service Center would like to pay their respects to their leader, and the Solid Waste Management Department wants to accommodate them in every way that we can. Services will begin at 9 am – 11am as the with a viewing/visitation, with the funeral following immediately thereafter.

Saturday, January 2, 2016 collection will begin at approximately 12:00 pm and will occur within the following boundaries:

  • Northern is Loop 610 South
  • Eastern is Mykawa Road
  • Western is SH 288 South
  • Southern is West Airport Road

The remainder of this collection area will occur Sunday morning, January 3, 2016 and will begin with the same East/West Boundaries with North being West Airport Road and South being Beltway 8. Updates are being posted on the department’s website. Any/all 311 issues will be resolved during normal collections in the coming week.


City of Houston 

Harry J. Hayes, Director Annise D. Parker, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 

  JANUARY 2016


No Collection Today.

SWMD Facilities Closed

Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark Closed.

Friday’s Garbage, Curbside Recycling, Yard Waste, 1st Friday’s Tree Waste Collected Today.

Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark Re-open.

Regular SWMD Facility Operating Schedule


Friday, January 1, 2016 (New Year’s Day)
There will be no collection services. All SWMD facilities, including the Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers, Westpark Recycling Center and The Reuse Warehouse will be closed.

Saturday, January 2, 2016
Friday’s garbage, Curbside Recycling, Yard Waste, 1st Friday’s Tree Waste will be collected today. Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers and Westpark Recycling Center re-open today..

Monday, January 4, 2016
Normal schedule resumes today.

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.

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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.