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Solid Waste Management Department
"Working to make Houston a Cleaner, Greener Place to Live"
|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.|
SWMD Recycling Facilities
|City Wide Automated Curbside Recycling is Coming!
Automated curbside recycling for Houston residents is here. Once this expansion is complete, everyone with City of Houston collection will have recycling in the big 96-gal cart. Collection begins in March.
|Houston Business Recycling Program
The City of Houston strives to save businesses money, protect the environment and keep Houston clean. In July 2011, the City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), in partnership with the Montrose Management District, began a pilot program offering recycling services to small businesses in Montrose.More ...
|Houston Carton Recycling Program
Yes! Cartons are recyclable. The City of Houston accepts cartons for recycling.
The last drop of milk, juice or soup does not mark the end of a carton's useful life. Cartons are easy to recycle and in high demand. More ...
|Know Your Service Days
Want to know when your SWMD service days are? Visit our online search tool, MYCITY and enter your Houston area address for information.
|A Friendly Reminder
When placing your carts at the curb, remember to leave 3 feet between each cart and other objects such as cars, trees, and mailboxes so the SWMD trucks can pick them up quickly and easily.
Our Community Partners
|Go Green Communities
The Houston Apartment Association (HAA) and the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) launched on November 15, 2011 the Go Green Community initiative to increase recycling in apartment communities.