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.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) DEBRIS COLLECTION CONTINUES – PLACE ALL STORM MATERIAL ON THE CURB

The holiday season is here and we at the Solid Waste Management Department are working hard to help make this a happy one and give residents a fresh start for 2018. We ask residents to continue moving their debris curbside for collection as quickly as possible. Place all storm-related debris out on the curb for collection, regardless of the size of the pile. Do not keep your piles in your backyard or inside your home. This action could lead to personal health problems on your property.

What can be placed on the curb:

• Material from leaking roofs or damaged outdoor property improvements such as furniture, carpet, or perimeter fencing.
• Construction & Demolition – building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture
• Green waste generated by fallen/broken trees or vegetation

Make a positive impact and lend a helping hand to your neighbors.  Help the elderly and people with disabilities with house clean-out and moving their debris to the curb. You can also help by reporting uncollected storm debris to the City of Houston 3-1-1 service line. Your neighborly actions greatly help the City with storm debris removal efforts. If you cannot assist your neighbors yourself, please utilize the resources listed below for assistance:

• Call 3-1-1 or go to the 311 website to report storm debris www.houstontx.gov/311/
• Go to Houston Recovers and sign up for help https://houstonrecovers.org/
• Call 2-1-1 https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/
• FEMA assistance https://www.fema.gov/

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.