Solid Waste Management Department

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Neighborhood Depositories Hours Change Due to Flooding


City of Houston 

Harry J. Hayes, Director Sylvester Turner, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 

Tyra Wilkins
(832) 393-0448 office

Beginning Wednesday, April 20, 2016, The City of Houston Solid Waste Management will be changing hours of operation temporarily at its six neighborhood depositories (heavy trash, debris, recycling drop-off sites).

Due to the storm event that occurred in Houston, the Neighborhood Depositories will be open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm starting Wednesday, April 20, 2016. We encourage City of Houston residents to drop off their home debris at the nearest Neighborhood Depository.

Houston residents may utilize these Solid Waste Management neighborhood depositories:

No household garbage, electronics or household hazardous waste is accepted.

Each user must provide the following as proof of residency:
  • A current Texas Driver’s license (a current Texas Department of Public Safety issued I.D. may be substituted) or a Texas License to Carry 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.
  • RECYCLING ONLY - No proof of residency required.
  • NO PETS allowed on premises.

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 www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline.

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.