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.

Council Member Martin Will Not Pursue Hamblin Road Project

In the past year, Council Member Dave Martin has visited the Forest Cove Property Owners Association twice to introduce and discuss a city-county project with Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle. The proposed Multi-Phase Hamblen Road Improvements sought to streamline traffic over the railroad tracks, widen Hamblen Road to four lanes, connect Hamblen Road to Woodland Hills, upgrade existing drainage, increase pedestrian safety, and bring new amenities like multi-use trails as well as a park to the Forest Cove Community.

Residents had the opportunity to provide public comment to our office about the proposed Multi-Phase Hamblen Road Improvements, beginning August 24 through September 29. Council Member Martin reviewed the comments provided and has decided not to pursue this project any further.

Council Member Martin based his decision on strong community objections and feels that at this time focusing capital improvement funding towards flood mitigation projects along the San Jacinto River as well as the Lake Houston Area would
better serve the community.

For more information, please contact the District E office by calling (832) 393-3008 or by emailing districte@houstontx.gov.