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Solid Waste Management Department

25th ANNUAL CITY OF HOUSTON HOLIDAY TREE RECYCLING KICK-OFF

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2015

City of Houston 

 
Harry J. Hayes, Director Annise D. Parker, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov 

 
   

Residents can recycle their trees by dropping them off at one of eighteen (18) free, drop-off, recycling sites located throughout Houston. The program runs from December 26, 2015 to January 9, 2016. All facilities are closed New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016. In addition to the drop-off locations, residents with City of Houston collection may place their tree curbside on their scheduled Tree Waste day and it will be recycled. Trees that are collected for recycling will be ground into mulch that is available in bulk directly from Living Earth or available in bags as Living Earth Houston Mulch sold at Houston area retailers.

The trees must have all decorations, ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands removed. Flocked trees cannot be recycled. Trees may be dropped off at the following eighteen (18) locations city-wide.

OPEN Wed. - Sun., 9:00am to 6:00pm

Mon. - Sat. 8:00am to 5:00pm, CLOSED SUNDAY

OPEN DAILY, 9:00am to 6:00pm

  • Doss Park (gates close at 5) - 2500 Frick Road
  • Memorial Park (Ball Fields 4 and 5) - 7300 Memorial Drive
  • T.C. Jester Park - 4200 T.C. Jester West
  • Kingwood – Bens View Lane @ Bens Branch Drive
  • Elington Airport Recycling Drop-off –HWY 3@ Brantley Road

MON-FRI 7:00am to 5:30pm and Saturday 7:00am - 12pm

  • Living Earth - 5625 Crawford Road
  • Living Earth - 1503 Industrial Drive (Gessner @ Hwy 90)
  • Living Earth - 1700 Highway 90A East
  • Living Earth - 12202 Cutten Road
  • Living Earth – 16138 Highway 6
  • Living Earth – 5210 S. Sam Houston Pkwy.

The Solid Waste Management Department would also like to remind residents to remember their Odds and Evens. SWMD collects Tree Waste only in the ODD numbered months of January, March, May, July, September and November. Tree Waste is clean wood waste such as tree limbs, branches and stumps.

Junk waste is collected in the EVEN numbered months of February, April, June, August, October and December and is defined as lumber, furniture, appliances with the Freon removed and other bulk items.

Residents are limited to eight cubic yards (two pickup beds full) per monthly collection.

MONTH

COLLECTION

January

Tree Waste

February

Junk Waste

March

Tree Waste

April

Junk Waste

May

Tree Waste

June

Junk Waste

July

Tree Waste

August

Junk Waste

September

Tree Waste

October

Junk Waste

November

Tree Waste

December

Junk Waste

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline.

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The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste service 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.