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NOTICE: Recycling and Yard Waste Collections are currently delayed. Please allow these services until Saturday to catch-up on routes.

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Garbage
Curbside Garbage & Yard waste

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Recycling
Curbside Recycling

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Tree and Heavy Waste
Bulk Waste / Tree Waste

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Drop-off
Drop-Off

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Services
Additional Services

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About
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Department News

Compost
January 22, 2024
Solid Waste Management Department Launches 6-Week Food Waste Drop-Off Program

Instead of sending your food waste to the landfill where it contributes to the release of methane gas; transform it into nutrient-rich #compost to feed the grass, plants, and landscaping around our city. Let's compost for a greener tomorrow!

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E-waste Collection
February 26, 2024
Batterie, Oi, Latex paint and Antifreez (BOPA) Collection Event

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

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E-waste Collection
February 26, 2024
Solid Waste Management Truck Art Contest

Solid Waste Management and the Houston Independent School District have partnered up to find unique recycling artwork from students to participate in the inaugural partnership truck art contest! This year's theme is “Reimagine: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

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