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


Facility Hours:

Wednesday through Sunday


Current Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
(Non-Daylight Savings Time)


10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(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:


  • Texas Driver's License or ID and
  • A current utility bill or city property tax receipt


Visit each center's website for additional information, such as hours, location and acceptable materials.


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 Locations


North 9003 N Main 77022 || Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer 77041

Northeast 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028 || Southeast 2240 Central Street 77017

South 5100 Sunbeam 77033 || Southwest 10785 SW Freeway 77074


Depository Rules and Regulations(.pdf)




View map with featuring depository/recycling centers city wide.





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


  • Ad inserts
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogs
  • Glass bottles and Jars
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Plastics #1-#5 and #7
    (toys, packing materials, flower pots, styrofoam, or plastic furniture are not accepted)
  • Steel cans
  • Telephone Books
  • Tin cans
  • Up to ten (10) automobile tires (Rims Not Accepted) tires per month, per household


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.


Westpark Center || Clear Lake/Ellington Airport || Kingwood




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 ten tires per month, per individual, 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