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SWM is working on completing Wednesday and Thursday garbage and heavy trash routes. Storm debris collections will continue through the weekend. Recycling and yard waste services will be suspended for the remainder of the week and will be collected on your next regularly scheduled collection day. MORE >> 

El Departamento de Residuos Sólidos está trabajando en completar las rutas de basura regular y basura pesada del miércoles y jueves. La recogida de escombros continuará durante el fin de semana. La recolección de reciclaje y los desechos de jardín se suspenderán por el resto de la semana y se reanudarán en su próximo día de recolección programado. MORE >> 

SWM đang cố gắng hoàn thành các tuyến đường rác và rác nặng của thứ Tư và thứ Năm. Việc thu gom các mảnh vỡ, vụn do bão gây ra sẽ tiếp tục đến cuối tuần. Các dịch vụ tái chế và chất thải trong sân vườn sẽ bị trì hoãn trong phần còn lại của tuần và sẽ được thu gom theo lịch trình thường xuyên tiếp theo của quý vị. MORE >> 

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Department News

May 8, 2024
Changes to Yard Waste Curbside Collection

Houstonians have new options to make yard waste disposal easier and more convenient. Effective immediately, City-approved biodegradable bags bearing the City seal are no longer required. Residents now have the options to use any 100% biodegradable bag (or compostable bag) meeting the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D64 Direc00 or EN 13432 specifications, or a personal container with a lid.

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April 16, 2024
Expansion Of The All-Plastics Program

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), in partnership with Cyclyx, ExxonMobil, and LyondellBasell, is excited to announce the expansion of the All-Plastics acceptance program at all six Neighborhood Depositories drop-off centers starting on April 16, 2024.

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