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January 25, 2024

Solid Waste Management Department Launches Six-Week Food Waste Drop-Off Program

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department, in collaboration with Council Member Sallie Alcorn, and Zero Waste Houston are excited to launch a six-week Food Waste Drop-Off pilot program.

In collaboration with the City of Houston Health Department, we are pleased to announce that starting on January 22, 2024, and running through February 29, 2024, residents can drop off food scraps at four convenient locations.

  • Kashmere Multi-Service Center, Mondays - 2 p.m.– 5 p.m.
  • Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, Tuesdays - 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Alief Neighborhood Center, Wednesdays - 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, Thursdays - 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Building on the success of the Solid Waste Management Department previous initiatives like the Pumpkin Compost Drop-Off and the Compost Pilot program, we are excited to continue our commitment to diverting waste from landfills. “The Solid Waste Department is eager to continue to provide innovative programs that divert waste from the landfill and actively engage Houston residents,” says Mark Wilfalk, Director of Solid Waste Management.

Council Member Sallie Alcorn encourages residents to participate stating, “You’ll find when you start composting your food scraps, there is a lot less trash generated in your home, at your curb, and taken to the landfill.”

The 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.

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