Solid Waste Management Department

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) City Asks Residents to Remove Cars from Streets for Storm Debris Collections


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

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department is asking residents to remove all parked vehicles from the streets in the areas hit by Monday’s storm to facilitate easy access of the heavy equipment during debris collection. Debris should be placed not in the road, but rather close to the side of the road away from mailboxes, trees, meters, fire hydrants and other structures. In addition, agencies assisting with the recovery effort are asked to identify off-street parking for their volunteers.

If heavy trucks are unable to pass safely along the streets, the City will not be able to remove the debris.

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.