Heavy Pick Up Resumes in April

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department announced that Heavy Pick UP will resume in Forest Cove in April. The second Wednesday in April is the 11th. Please wait to place items at the street until 6:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the second Wednesday. In this case that would be Friday April 6th.

We all have a lot of items to take to the street.   Please be careful with your placement of items.  It may take the City more than a day to pick it all up, and we don’t want any of the debris encroaching into the street.

Normal Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Begins Monday, January 22nd 2018

The department of Solid Waste Management will resume normal scheduled collections for Garbage, Curbside Recycling, and Yard Waste beginning Monday, January 22, 2018.

Place GREEN CART at the curb between 6 p.m. the day before and 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. “B Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, January 22, 2018. “A Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, January 29, 2018. For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at www.houstonsolidwaste.org,

“LIKE” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on Twitter @HoustonTrash, or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline. About the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department 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.

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Yard/Tree Waste Collection Resumes January 2, 2018

In coordination with its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program, the Solid Waste Management Department will restart its Yard/Tree Waste Collection and Recycling Program on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Yard/Tree Waste will be collected on residents’ normal garbage collection day. Customers are reminded that yard waste should be properly placed at the curb in city approved recycling bags, or if tree/branch trimmings, they should be bundled and/or tied in lengths not greater than 36 inches. Material not properly prepared for ease of collection will be tagged and left at the curb for the customer’s proper preparation.

For further instructions on how to prepare yard waste for ease of collection, visit the Solid Waste Management website at www.houstonsolidwaste.org

What is Tree Waste?
“Clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted.

What is Yard Trimmings?
Yard Trimmings, grass clippings, small branches and leaves. They must be in city-approved compostable bags.

For more information about SWMD and its services, visit  at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, “LIKE” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on Twitter @HoustonTrash, or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.

About the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department
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.