Solid Waste Management Department


City of Houston 

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

City of Houston Solid Waste Management and
Mayor Turner Announce One Clean Houston
Dump Day to Alleviate Illegal Dumping

HOUSTON - April 25, 2023 -The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department is proud to announce its first annual One Clean Houston Dump Day on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event aims to alleviate the volume of illegal dumping in communities throughout the city by providing complementary disposal at two of the city’s largest disposal facilities – McCarty Road landfill and the Blue Ridge Landfill.

Residents can participate in Dump Day by bringing their junk waste items to either McCarty Landfill or Blue Ridge Landfill. In addition to the existing (6) neighborhood depository locations, residents will be able to utilize both landfill locations free of charge during the event. Participants must provide proof of residency and each household is limited to one visit and one load of debris. All participants are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) during their visit to either landfill. Appliances with refrigerants must be removed prior to disposal. Please see attached flyer for a list of Items NOT accepted.

"Illegal dumping is a serious problem that affects the health and safety of our residents and the environment. One Clean Houston Dump Day is an opportunity for all Houstonians to come together and take action in their community to keep our city clean and beautiful,” said Mayor Turner.

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will continue to work with the community to reduce illegal dumping and encourage responsible waste management practices. A special thanks to Republic Services for their partnership in supporting this endeavor.


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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