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.

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