Service AlertMay 28, 2024 - Due to the Memorial Day Holiday,  please note the changes to residential schedules. Monday's  garbage, recycling, yard waste, and tree waste will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. All Solid Waste facilities will re-open.  MORE >>

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Curbside Garbage & Yard waste

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Tree and Heavy Waste
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Department News

Storm Debris
May 10, 2024
First Pass of Storm Debris in Kingwood

Solid Waste Management is initiating the first pass of debris collection for single-family homes in the City’s Kingwood service area affected by recent flood damage on Monday, May 13, 2024. Please have your debris placed out on the curb by Monday at 6:00 a.m.

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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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