Solid Waste Management Department

Veteran’s Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) November 11, 2014

City of Houston 


Harry J. Hayes, Director Annise D. Parker, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
Sandra Jackson 
(713) 837-9164 office 

Irma Reyes 
(713) 837-9114 office 


October 30, 2014– Beginning Sunday, November 2, 2014, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will be changing hours of operation at all six of its 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 city-approved 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 Street


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 and plaster.

Neighborhood depositories are also recycling drop-off facilities for paper, plastic, glass, corrugated cardboard, aluminum and tin cans, and plastics #1-#5 and #7. All depositories also accept mattresses and concrete for recycling. The depositories at 2240 Central and 9003 N. Main accept textiles for recycling.

Residents may check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, follow us on twitter at houstontrash, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline for more information. For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, please log on to www.houstonsolidwaste.org.

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The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste services to the residents of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.