Solid Waste Management Department

Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers' Hours Change Due to End 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

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 


October 23, 2015– Effective Sunday, November 1, 2015, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will be changing hours of operation at its six Neighborhood Depositories and Recycling Centers to adjust to the end of Daylight Savings Time. The locations listed below are 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
Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer
North 9003 North Main
Southeast 2240 Central Street
South 5100 Sunbeam
Southwest 10785 Southwest Fwy

Each user must provide proof of residency in the form of a 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 household 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 through #5 and #7), paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, and motor oil. Clothing & shoes are accepted at the North and Southeast Depositories.

For more 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 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.