Solid Waste Management Department

Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Hours Due to Beginning of Daylight Savings Time


City of Houston 

Carolyn Wright, Interim Director
Solid Waste Management Dept.
Sylvester Turner, Mayor

March 14, 2021: Effective Sunday, March 14, 2021 the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will be changing hours of operation at its six (6) Neighborhood Depositories to adjust with Daylight Savings Time. The locations listed below will be open Wednesday 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:

  • NORTH - N. Main Neighborhood Depository - 9003 N. Main
  • NORTHWEST - Sommermeyer Neighborhood Depository - 14400 Sommermeyer
  • NORTHEAST - Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository - 5565 Kirkpatrick
  • SOUTH - Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository - 5100 Sunbeam
  • SOUTHWEST - Southwest Neighborhood Depository - 10785 SW Freeway
  • SOUTHEAST - Central Neighborhood Depository - 2240 Central St.

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, 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.

For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at, “LIKE” us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @houstontrash, or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.


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.