26th Annual City of Houston Christmas Tree Recycling Kick-Off
|NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||December 20, 2016|
City of Houston
|Harry J. Hayes, Director
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
|Sylvester Turner, Mayor|
Residents can recycle their trees by dropping them off at one of twenty four (24) free, drop-off recycling sites located throughout Houston. The program runs from December 28, 2016 to January 20, 2017. In addition to the drop-off locations, residents with City of Houston collection services may place their tree curbside on their scheduled Tree Waste day to be recycled. The trees must have all decorations, ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands removed. Flocked trees cannot be recycled. Trees may be dropped off at the following twenty four (24) locations city-wide:
OPEN Wednesday - Sunday 9am to 6pm
OPEN Monday - Saturday 8am to 5pm, CLOSED Monday, January 2, 2017
OPEN DAILY, 9am to 6pm
MON-FRI 7:00am to 5:30pm and Saturday 7:00am - 12pm
The Solid Waste Management Department would also like to remind residents to remember their Odds and Evens. SWMD collects Tree Waste only in the ODD numbered months of January, March, May, July, September and November. Tree Waste is clean wood waste such as tree limbs, branches and stumps.
Junk waste is collected in the EVEN numbered months of February, April, June, August, October and December and is defined as lumber, furniture, appliances with the Freon removed and other bulk items.
Residents are limited to eight cubic yards (two pickup beds full) per monthly collection.
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 http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.
ABOUT HOUSTON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENTThe 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.