Solid Waste Management Department
September is Tree Waste Month
Residents may dispose of their Tree Waste and Junk Waste at their curbside. Tree Waste is collected during ODD numbered months and Junk Waste is collected during EVEN numbered months. This method of collecting large waste comes with the benefits of diverting materials that can be recycled from landfills, saving landfill space and valuable tax dollars. Learn More.
Illegal Dumping in the News
Illegal dumping is not only aesthetically unappealing—it can pose a threat to human health. Rats, mice, mosquitoes, and flies can all carry disease and are attracted to unkempt areas that contain food scraps. Local news station KPRC is helping shed light in this growing problem. Watch Now.
A Note of Thanks from the Citizens of Houston
In May of 2015 the City of Houston was impacted by severe weather. Unfortunately many of our homes had storm debris that needed to be collected. Many of our residents have been e-mailing notes of gratitude to the Solid Waste Management Department on their handling of the disaster. Please read what a few of your neighbors are saying. Read Now.
Work for Solid Waste Management
Solid Waste Management is looking for exceptional people in Houston and the surrounding area to join our team. Are you ready for a change? Want to work where your efforts are appreciated? SWM can make that happen. Apply Now.
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Contact The Department
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251