Service AlertEFFECTIVE SUNDAY, March 10, 2024, all Neighborhood Depository hours of operation have been updated due to the start of Daylight Saving Time.

Tuesday- Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
Closed on Monday

Neighborhood Depository

Houstonians may use the depositories up to four times per month.  Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time to allow adequate time to unload. 

Neighborhood Depository

  • North - 9003 N Main 77022
  • Northwest - 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
  • Northeast - 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028
  • Southeast - 2240 Central Street 77017
  • South - 5100 Sunbeam 77033
  • Southwest - 10785 SW Freeway 77074

Acceptable Materials

  • Ad inserts
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons - shelf stable and refrigerated
  • Catalogs
  • Concrete
  • Glass bottles and Jars
  • Magazines
  • Mattresses
  • Newspapers
  • Plastics #1-#5 and #7
    (toys, packing materials, flower pots, styrofoam, or plastic furniture are not accepted)
  • Steel cans 
  •  Telephone Books
  • Tin cans
  • Tree and yard waste 
  • Up to five (5) automobile tires (rims not accepted) per visit, limit of ten (10) total per month.
    Note per City of Houston Code of Ordinances, Chapter 39, Article VIII: individuals hauling six or more tires within city limits are required to obtain a tire transporter permit.


Photo Identification: A current state of Texas issued identification card, such as Texas Driver’s license; Texas Department of Public Safety issued I.D. card; or Texas License to Carry Permit.


Utility Bill - A utility bill, power, water or gas, from the current month or previous two (2) months. The address on the utility bill must match the address on the state issued identification. Electronic bills are accepted.

Lease Agreement - If no utility bill is available, you may bring a copy of your current lease or rental agreement for a City of Houston address. The address on the lease or rental agreement must match the address on the state issued identification.*

*For residential property owners whose primary residence is outside the state of Texas, who do not have a Texas ID, a current property tax bill must be shown; the names on the photo identification and tax bill must match.

* For out-of-state STUDENTS at Houston universities, a current student I.D. may be used in place of a utility bill.

Electronics Recycling

Visit the Electronics Recycling page for a listing of accepted materials and facilities where residents may properly recycle their electoronics.

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