Solid Waste Management Department

Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Hours Change Due to Beginning of Daylight Savings Time

City of Houston 


Harry J. Hayes, Director Annise D. Parker, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
Sandra Jackson 
(832) 393-0487 office 

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 


Effective Sunday, March 8, 2015, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will be changing hours of operation at its six Neighborhood Depositories to adjust with Daylight Savings Time. The locations (listed below) are open Wednesday through Sunday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow adequate time to unload.

Houston residents may bring their recyclables or dispose of their Junk Waste at the following Depositories:

  • North….. ……………9003 North Main
  • Northeast … ……..…5565 Kirkpatrick
  • Northwest ………… .14400 Sommermeyer
  • South ……………… 5100 Sunbeam
  • Southeast ……….. …2240 Central
  • Southwest……….... .10785 Southwest Fwy

Each user must provide proof of residency, including a current Texas Driver’s License or ID and a current water/utility bill or city property tax receipt. The 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 month, per household. A maximum of four cubic yards of building material will be accepted; however Depository ramps will not accommodate trailers over 16 feet long or four feet high.

All Depositories also accept recyclables. Materials accepted include wood waste, concrete, mattresses, aluminum and tin cans, shelf-stable & refrigerated cartons, plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #5 and #7), newspapers and magazines, glass bottles and jars, and motor oil. Clothing & shoes are accepted at the North and Southeast Depositories.

For information concerning solid waste collection, check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org 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.