Service AlertEFFECTIVE MONDAY, April 8, 2024 - The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department’s Westpark Recycling Center located at 5900 Westpark Drive, will be temporarily closed for construction. The closure is expected to last until Monday, May 13, 2024.  >>Read More

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Department News

April 27, 2024
Batteries, Oil, Latex paint and Antifreeze (BOPA) Collection Event

The City of Houston holds Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) mobile collections. This event provides residents with a FREE and safe alternative to rid their homes of potentially dangerous materials.

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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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April 22, 2024
Earth Day Lunch and Learn

Join us for an engaging and informative conversation presented by the Solid Waste Management Department. This virtual event will allow you to ask questions of two of the city’s recycling experts.

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