Solid Waste Management Department


City of Houston 

Mark Wilfalk, Director
Solid Waste Management Dept.
Sylvester Turner, Mayor
City of Houston

Depository & Recycling Centers’ Change
Hours of Operations in Beginning of Daylight Savings Time

HOUSTON – Monday, March 13, 2023 - Effective Tuesday, March 14, 2023, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department Neighborhood Depositories hours of operations will change at its six (6) Neighborhood Depositories & Recycling Centers to adjust with Daylight Savings Time. The locations listed below will be open Tuesday through Sunday, except city-approved holidays; from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow adequate time to unload.

Houston residents may bring their recyclables or dispose of their Junk Waste at the following Depositories:

Each user must provide proof of residency, including a Texas Driver’s License or any other valid Texas ID and a current water/utility bill or city property tax receipt. The Depositories accept junk waste such as furniture, tree limbs, stoves, and other large appliances. Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying that a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant. Depositories will also accept up to 5 automobile tires per month per residential unit. A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, and plaster) will be accepted; however, Depository ramps will not accommodate trailers over 16 feet long or four feet high.

All Depositories also accept recyclables. Materials accepted include tree waste, concrete, mattresses, aluminum and tin cans, plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #5 and #7), newspapers and magazines, cardboard; glass bottles and jars, and used motor oil. Residents should bring recycling separated by material for easy drop-off. Clothing & shoes are accepted at the North and Southeast Depositories.


The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) provides solid waste services to the citizens of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.

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