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Recycling Resumes Week of November 13

October 25, 2017 -- Great news. After a 2-and-a-half-month suspension due to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will resume its curbside recycling collection schedule starting Monday, November 13, 2017.  The resumption of service is as follows:

 “B Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, November 13, 2017. 
 “A Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, November 20, 2017

As curbside recycling collection reboots, customers are encouraged to place only the following items in their green recycling carts: paper, cardboard, clean food cartons, plastic containers #1-5 and #7, aluminum cans and bimetal cans.  A detailed list of accepted items can be found on the department’s website ( Customers are also reminded that glass is not accepted in the curbside containers, but can be recycled at all City recycling drop-off locations.  The recycling link previously mentioned lists those locations and has them mapped.