Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)

City of Houston                                                 


Harry J. Hayes, Director                                                            Annise D. Parker, Mayor

For Immediate Release                                                             March 6, 2013



For more information, please contact:

Sandra Jackson     (713) 837-9164  office              EB Brooks (713) 837-9242 office






Effective Sunday, March 10, 2013, 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 heavy trash at the following  Depositories:



Northeast 5565 Kirkpatrick 713.675.3208
Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer 713.895.1002
North 9003 North Main 713.694.8435
Southeast 2240 Central 713.847.1188
South 5100 Sunbeam 713.738.1936
Southwest 10785 Southwest Fwy 713.541.1953




Each user must provide proof of residency, including 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 month per residential unit. 


A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster or concrete) 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 aluminum and tin cans, wood waste, plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #5 and #7), newspapers and magazines, glass bottles and jars, and used motor oil.



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Solid Waste Management Department Public Information Office
611 Walker, 12th floor, Houston, TX***713-837-9164****