Administration and Regulatory Affairs

Solid Waste Franchises

Article VII of Chapter 39 of the City Code of Ordinances makes it unlawful for any commercial solid waste operator to collect, haul or transport solid waste or industrial waste from commercial properties located within the city without first having obtained a franchise for that purpose upon the consent of the city council.

Payments from franchisees on a quarterly remittance schedule are due by C.O.B. 45 days after the end of the calendar quarter (i.e., February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15). Late payment penalties will be applied where applicable.

For questions related to commercial solid waste hauler franchises, please contact Stephanie Knoppe, Staff Analyst, at 832.393.8534 or stephanie.knoppe@houstontx.gov.