.

Solid Waste Management Department

Houston Business Automated Recycling Program

Business Recycling

Business Recycling Program

The City of Houston offers small to mid-size businesses curbside recycling collection in select areas for a small fee.

By recycling more, your business trash volume is reduced. Recycling saves natural resources and energy, reduces air and water pollution, and reduces our community's reliance on landfills.

Join other businesses that are already recycling. For a nominal fee per cart, businesses are eligible to receive a maximum of four 96-gallon green carts to store their recyclables. Included with the cart is information explaining the materials acceptable for collection. The program offers convenient bi-weekly collection with no sorting required.

Three (3), six (6)month and one (1) year terms are available. Recycling Program
To enroll in the program, select the number of carts and months you would like.

S elect the number of carts and months you would like.

  3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
1 Recycling cart $ 79.86 $ 159.72 $ 319.44
2 Recycling carts $ 134.28 $ 268.56 $ 537.12
3 Recycling carts $ 188.70 $ 377.40 $ 754.80
4 Recycling carts $ 243.12 $ 486.24 $ 972.48

City of Houston collects regular trash (Black 96 Gal lon cart)

  3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
1 Recycling cart $ 54.42 $ 1089.84 $ 217.68
2 Recycling carts $ 108.84 $ 217.68 $ 435.35
3 Recycling carts $ 163.26 $ 326.52 $ 653.04
4 Recycling carts $ 217.68 $ 435.36 $ 870.72
 
ALL NON PROFIT ORGANI ZATIONS PLEASE CONTACT FOR PRICING.

More to Explore

Enroll Today,
Small to mid-size business owners now have a solution for their recycling needs. For more information, contact a business recycling consultant at
832-393-0463 or e-mail at
brteam@houstontx.gov.

Application
Sign-up by completing the Enrollment package and return to the SWMD.

PDF ICONEnrollment Package

Recycling Calendar

PDF ICONRecycling Calendar

Recyclables Accepted
It has never been easier to recycle. There is no need to separate. We accept:

  • Glass containers
  • Aluminum foil and pie plates and tin cans (must be clean)
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Phone books
  • Paperboard e.g. cereal and tissue boxes
  • Hard PLASTICS #1 through #5 and #7 (no styrofoam)
  • Metal cans
  • Paper. Including magazines, envelopes and junk mail
    *NOTE. Shredded paper is NOT accepted.

Recycling Mixers


A short film from the February Recycling Mixer held at Alira Spa.


A short film from the January Recycling Mixer held at Bocados.