Solid Waste Management


City of Houston 

Mark Wilfalk, Director
Solid Waste Management Dept.
John Whitmire, Mayor
City of Houston

Solid Waste Management’s
Westpark Recycling Center To Be Closed For Construction

HOUSTON – March 27, 2024: Effective Monday, April 8, 2024, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department’s Westpark Recycling Center located at 5900 Westpark Drive, will be temporarily closed for construction. The closure is expected to last until Monday, May 13, 2024.

During this period, we encourage you to utilize the following two (2) self-service locations to drop off recyclable items

The Solid Waste Management Department has four Recycling Centers and six Neighborhood Depositories that may be utilized to drop off recyclable materials. For more information, please see our drop off locations.

Recycling Centers:

Neighborhood 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.

For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at, “LIKE” us on Facebook at @houstonsolidwaste, follow us on X @HoustonTrash. Download our app HTX Collects on Google Play or IOS Store to Never Miss an Update again! Call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.

What Goes Where?

Enter the item you wish to dispose of into the web tool to find the proper disposal methods and locations, including recycling options and drop-off centers.