Solid Waste Management Department

Neighborhood Depositories & Recycling Centers

Working to make Houston a cleaner, greener place to live...
... right in your neighborhood!

Visit our SWMD Houston-Area Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers

As of Sunday, June 12, 2016 back to regular schedule.
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
OPEN Wednesday – Sunday
10 am to 7 pm
(Daylight Savings Time)

Houstonians may use the depositories up to four times per month.  Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time to allow adequate time to unload.  Each user must provide the following as proof of residency:

  • A Current Texas Driver's License or current ID and
  • A current utility bill or city property tax receipt. Addresses and names on all presented documents must match Texas Driver's License or ID.
    *Electronic records are NOT accepted.
  • NO PETS allowed on premises.

Residents who wish to discard TreeWaste/Junk Waste before their scheduled once-per-month pickup may use one of six neighborhood depository locations.

Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers Rules and Regulations
> Depository Rules and Regulations (.pdf)
> Depository Rules and Regulations - SPANISH (.pdf)
  > Learn more about additional Houston Area Disposal facilities.
  > View map with featuring depository/recycling centers city wide.
Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers Locations

The Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers accept the following recyclable materials:

Neighborhood Recycling Drop-off Locations

Locations where City of Houston residents may drop-off their recycling for proper handling. Visit each site link for details and accepted materials.

Electronics Recycling

Visit the Electronics Recycling page for a listing of accepted materials and facilities where residents may properly recycle their electoronics.

Additional Facility Information

Environmental Service Center (ESC)

ReUse Warehouse

Facility where building materials may be donated and reused in new non-profit projects.

Disposal Links

Proper disposal of materials is key to a healthy, clean environment. Visit each link for additional information.

Anti-Freeze || Batteries || Fluorescent Lights || Lawn/Garden Chemicals || Medical Waste

Mercury || Paint || Pharmaceuticals || Used Oil

Additional Information

Neighborhood depositories will not accept household garbage, more than five (5) tires per month, per household, and large quantities of building materials.

Trash from commercial haulers or brought in a commercial vehicle (business or rented commercial) will not be accepted.

Additional Disposal Resources