Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Final Storm Debris Pick-Up

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2016

City of Houston 

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

Irma Reyes, Public Information Officer
(832) 393-0475 office 
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov 

Tyra Wilkins
(832) 393-0448 office
tyra.wilkins@houstontx.gov 

   

June 1, 2016 - Beginning Thursday, June 2, 2016 the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will be conducting its final pass for major debris operations for the Tax Day Flood of April 18, 2016. The final date for major debris operations will be Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Residents who had flood debris should segregate those items into six (6) distinct piles away from fire hydrants, mailboxes, power lines and other objects that will hamper safe pickup.

Debris separation piles:
  • Normal Household Trash - Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with debris as part of this program. You should continue to follow your normal garbage schedule.
  • Vegetative Debris – leaves (do not put in bags), logs, plants, tree branches.
  • Construction & Demolition Debris – building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses and plumbing.
  • Appliances & White Goods – air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters.
  • Electronics – computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
  • Household Hazardous Waste – cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticides

Wind generated debris such as fencing, roofing materials and vegetative waste should follow the same debris separation procedures as outlined above.

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

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.