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October 30, 2013

Curbside Recycling Expanded to 70,000 More Households
Begins Monday, November 25, 2013 for A and Monday, December 2, 2013 for B

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is expanding the curbside recycling program to an additional 70,000 households. (See list below.) Service will begin Monday, November 25, 2013, for homes on "A" week collection and Monday, December 2, 2013, for homes on "B" week collection.

Residents in the neighborhoods included in the expansion will receive one 96-gallon green automated cart starting the last week of October, similar to the black automated garbage cart they currently have. Beginning Monday, November 25, collection of both the green and black carts will occur on the same day as current collection service; however, note that recyclables in the green carts are collected every other week.

Recyclable items that can be placed in the green carts include: aluminum cans, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, office paper, paper bags, paperboard, plastics and steel and tin cans 1 - 5 and 7.

This is the second expansion in 2013, which now doubles the number of homes in Houston with single stream recycling. This is not only good for the environment, but also helps reduce disposal costs, create jobs and appropriately manage resources. A further expansion is being planned for spring 2014; the neighborhoods have not yet been identified.

Since first implementing the initiative in 2009, residents have overwhelmingly been asking to be included in this program. It is convenient because participants can place their unsorted recyclables, including glass, in one city-provided container with wheels that makes it easy to roll to the curb.

Subdivisions included in the October/November 2013 expansion curbside Automated Recycling Program:


Allen Farms Sec 2
Anderson Oaks
Arlington Heights
Baldwin & Foster
Baldwin & Foster PAR R/P 1
Belfort Park Sec 1
Belfort Park sec 4
Beverly Hills
Braewood Glen II
Brays Forest
Brays Village
Brays Village Patio
Briarwick Sec 1
Briarwick Sec 2
Briarwick Sec 3
Briarwick Sec 4
Camino South
Campbell Place
Castle Court
Catalina Village
Central Park
Cottage Grove
Court Yard West
Crown Colony East
Crown Colony West
Denver Harbor
East Montrose
Elm Grove Village Sec 2
Finnigan Place Court
First Ward Part 1
First Ward Part 2
Fourth Ward/Freemen's Town
Freeway Manor Sec 1
Freeway Manor Sec 2
Freeway Manor Sec 3
Freeway Manor Sec 4
Freeway Manor Sec 5
Freeway Manor Sec 6
Freeway Manor Sec 7
Fullerton Place
Fuqua Landing
Glen Oaks
Glendower Court
Gulf Meadows
Gulf Meadows II
Harrisburg/Manchester Park
Heights Progressive
High Star
Hollister Place
Houston Harbor
Independence Heights
Kashmere Gardens Part 1
Kashmere Gardens Part 2
Kashmere Gardens Part 3
Kashmere Gardens Part 4
Kashmere Gardens Part 5
King Estates Sec 3
Kings Place
Lakewood Hights
Lancaster Place

Lazy Oaks
Longpoint Woods
Macgregor Place
Mayfair Park
Meadow Green
Meadowcreek Village
Oak Forest Central
Oak Forest North
Oak Forest Southeast
Oak Harbor
Oakbrook West
Old Yale
Park Place
Pecan Park
Pheasant Run
Pine Terrace
Quail Glen
Quail Run
Reveille Park
Reveille Park Sec 2
Richmond Plaza
Richwood Place
Richwood Place Expansion
Sagemont Park
Saint George/Lamar Terrace
Scenic Wood Plaza
Second Ward A/B
Shady Acres
Shady Acres Exp
Shadypark Acre Villa
Sharpstown I/Tha
Sharpstown II/Tb
Shepherd Oaks
Sherwood Trails
Skyscraper Shadows
South Way Sec 5
Southwest Crossing
Southwest Manor Sec 2
Spring Branch
Spring Meadow
Spring Oaks Section 1
Springwood Timber Creek
Sun Valley Sec 5
The Upper West End
Tierra Glen Sec 2
Tierra Park
Weatherly Wood
West Branch
Western Oaks
White Oak Estates
Willow Park II
Wood Shadows
Woodland Acres Sec 6

For more information, contact Sandra Jackson at or 713.837.9164.

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