Recycling is suspended until further notice
Heavy Trash and Tree debris collection is suspended until further notice. (Read the updates below for more details)
Important messages after Hurricane Harvey
Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Debris Pick-Up Schedule for September 16 & 17
September 15, 2017 - On Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will be collecting storm debris. This collection will be conducted based on the following neighborhoods:
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- Gessner, Memorial, Briar Park corridors
Residents will need to have all debris curbside by 7 a.m. on the designated day of collection listed above for their area. Items should be segregated into six (6) piles away from fire hydrants, mailboxes, power lines and other objects that will hamper safe pickup.
Debris separation piles:
- Normal Household Trash - Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with debris as part of this program. You should continue to follow your normal garbage schedule.
- Vegetative Debris - leaves (do not put in bags), logs, plants, tree branches.
- Construction & Demolition Debris - building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses and plumbing.
- Appliances & White Goods - air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters.
- Electronics - computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
- Household Hazardous Waste - cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticides.
Also, remove all parked vehicles from the streets when debris crews are working in your neighborhood. Debris should be placed close to the side of the road away from mailboxes, trees, meters, fire hydrants and other structures. Please do not place debris in the roadway. If debris crews are unable to pass safely along the streets, they will not be able to remove your debris.
For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, please 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 Hotline.
The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste service 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.
Houston, Texas, August 30, 2017: To address the collection of disaster debris created by Hurricane Harvey, the Solid Waste Management Department will be temporarily changing the City’s normal collection schedule. Neighborhood depositories will be open 7-days a week from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. until further notice.
STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION:
Storm debris will be collected on an ongoing basis until further notice. Please place debris at the curb separated into the following piles:
NEIGHBORHOOD DEPOSITORY LOCATIONS
- Vegetative Debris – leaves, logs, plants, tree branches (do not bag).
- Construction & Demolition Debris – carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses.
- Appliances & White Goods – dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, water heaters
- Electronics – computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
- Household Hazardous Waste – cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticide
No household garbage, electronics or household hazardous waste is accepted.
Customers must provide the following at the Neighborhood Depository Locations*:
* Addresses and names on all presented documents must match and electronic records are NOT accepted. No proof of residency is required for recycling only.
- A current Texas Driver’s license or State Issued I.D.
- A current utility bill or city property tax receipt
Normal collection services will resume on the schedule as follows:
GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
- Monday, September 4, 2017 - no collection for Labor Day
- Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Monday’s garbage will be collected
- Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Tuesday’s garbage will be collected
- Thursday, September 7, 2017 - normal garbage schedule resumes
Curbside single stream recycling collection will be suspended until further notice. Customers may bring recyclables to neighborhood depository locations or the Westpark Recycling Center located at 5900 Westpark, Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sept. 4 for Labor Day.
YARD, JUNK, AND TREE WASTE COLLECTION
Yard, junk, and tree waste collections will be suspended until further notice due to the need of extra personnel for debris collection related to disaster recovery.
For more information, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org or call 3-1-1.
9/14/17: WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS ARE UP AND RUNNING !
September 14, 2017 Update:
As of 1:30 P.M. today, both the Turkey Creek and the West District wastewater treatment plants will be back on line and operating at full capacity.
Public Works & Engineering employees worked around the clock since the flood waters receded to get these plants back up and working. To them, we give a huge District G THANKS.
We would also like to thank those residents and businesses who heeded the request to limit wastewater discharges over the last two weeks. This request is rescinded as of 1:30 P.M. today, and you are free to go back to normal use of your dishwasher, washing machine, showers, and toilets.
These are photos of the plants when under water.
West District Wastewater Treatment Plant
Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (as of Sept. 5, 2017)