Solid Waste Management Department

Westpark Consumer Recycling Center

5900 Westpark, Houston, TX 77057

Located at Hwy. 59S between Chimney Rock & Fountain View

This facility accepts recyclables at no charge to City of Houston residents.

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5900 Westpark,
Houston, TX 77057
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Facility Hours:

Monday - Saturday
8 am to 5 pm

  To ensure the safety of our employees & the public visiting City facilities, we are taking the following COVID-19 precautions: all individuals must wear a mask or facial covering upon entry to City and have a temperature check prior to entry when visiting City facilities.

Follow these simple NO-CONTACT drop-off procedures when visiting Westpark Recycling Center.

  • Before making the trip, pre-sort your recyclables into paper & cardboard; plastic containers; aluminum & steel cans; glass containers.
  • Package recyclables in a one-way container such as a cardboard box, paper bag or plastic bag that does not have to be returned to your vehicle. And place all items to be dropped off in the trunk of your car rather than the passenger compartment of your vehicle. Ensure it is clear what items are meant to be dropped off by limiting the other items in your trunk.
  • Keep windows rolled up and have ID ready to show if dropping off electronics or BOPA items.
  • Open your trunk. SWM employee will remove the pre-sorted container and close your trunk.
  • Safely exit the facility and have a great day. We thank you for recycling!
We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to protect and keep Houston safe.

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The Westpark Consumer Recycling Center at 5900 Westpark is a drive-through facility where citizens of Houston can drop off their recyclables.  Currently, more than 11,000 citizens per month bring their recyclables to the center. 


These are the ONLY accepted items at this location. No other material will be taken. For information on where to recycle and/or dispose of non-accepted items please see www.houstonsolidwaste.org.

  • Paper – newspaper, office paper, junk mail, envelopes, magazines, postcards.
  • Cardboard – Please ensure boxes are clean of any food, example of such exceptions are delivery/carryout pizza boxes that some greasy stains. Please ensure cardboard is scrapped off any food contents and empty all packing materials like plastic air bags, plastic wrapping, Styrofoam, wrapping paper, and craft paper.
  • Cartons – both aseptic and gable top such as juice cartons, soup cartons, milk cartons
  • Metal Cans – metal cans, aluminum cans and bottles, soup cans, veggie cans, fruit cans, pet food cans, empty spray paint cans only.
  • Glass – bottles and jars, clear, green and brown. Please ensure bottles and jars are empty, and lids have been removed.
  • Plastic – #1-5 and #7, that are emptied and rinsed. Examples include soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, yogurt cups, and margarine tubs.
  • Scrap Metal
  • Televisions – Maximum of 2 per resident per month, 50 lbs. each. Box TVs are limited to a 30-inch screen, measured diagonally. Flat TVs are limited to a 50-inch screen, measured diagonally. TVs must be complete.
  • Electronics - Up to 5 items, per resident, per month, excluding TVs, computers, laptops, smartphones, DVD players, cords, microwaves (throw away plate).
  • Fluorescent tubes – A maximum of 10 tubes, per person, per month. Maximum tube length is 4 feet.
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs - Maximum 15 per resident, per month.
  • Tires – residents may bring up to 5 (five) tires with or without rims
  • BOPA - batteries, Oil, Latex Paint and Antifreeze
  • Paint – Only latex (water-based) paint. A maximum of 10 gallons, per person, per month.
  • Flexible Plastic - grocery bags and newspaper sleeves only
  • Helium tanks – Maximum 5 gallons, empty only.
  • Toasters

Junk Waste, Tree Waste, and Garbage is not accepted at this facility. Please visit one of the SWMD Neighborhood Depositories Recycling Centers to properly handle these materials or for curbside service, refer to your Garbage, Tree Waste or Junk Waste collection schedule. For information please see www.houstonsolidwaste.org or call 3-1-1.


  • Styrofoam
  • Alkaline Batteries – tape elements and throw in the trash.
  • Empty or dried-out paint cans – can be thrown in the trash.
  • Electrical appliances – shavers, toothbrushes, hair blowers, alarm clocks, ceiling fans, wine coolers, etc.
  • CD’s or CD cases
  • Bubble Wrap (hard plastic packaging)
  • Flower pots
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Chemicals
  • Oil Based Paint
  • Plastic Soda Rings/Wrappers
  • Plastic Coat Hangers
  • Plastic furniture
  • Takeaway Pizza Boxes - Cardboard boxes such as Pizza boxes that have loose food in it or other loose contents that are not cardboard
  • Junk Waste
  • Toys
  • Trash/Garbage
  • Tree Waste
  • Videotapes
  • Large plastic Items - toys, garden tools, or furniture.
  • Junk waste, tree waste, and garbage.
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Devices with filters

For junk waste and tree waste, please visit the SWMD Neighborhood Depositories/ Recycling Centers. To properly handle these materials or for curbside service, refer to your Garbage, Tree Waste or Junk Waste collection schedule.


Pre-sorting of materials and bringing them in one-way containers that do not have to be returned to your vehicle will help reduce your wait time.  

Examples of one-way containers: cardboard boxes, paper grocery bags. Plastic trash bags can be used but are less preferred due to the tendency of some to mix garbage with the recyclables.  

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