Collection Schedule due to Flooding August 25-30, 2017
|NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||August 30, 2017|
City of Houston
|Harry J. Hayes, Director
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City of Houston Solid Waste Management
|Sylvester Turner, Mayor|
Houston, Texas, August 30, 2017: To address the disaster debris created by Hurricane Harvey, the Solid Waste Management Department will be suspending some of its collection services, specifically, yard waste, recycling and junk waste/tree waste. Department operations are to be focused on the current public health issues confronting the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. Services for self-serve operations will be expanded to accommodate residents who have already begun property removal. Neighborhood depository services will immediately move to a 7-day schedule until further notice. The department is focusing its efforts on disaster debris efforts to speed Houstonians property damage issues.
The Solid Waste Management Department appreciates our customers’ patience as we all recover from the disaster. Normal collection services will resume on the schedule as follows:GARBAGE COLLECTION:
*Note: All Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Center sites will be on a seven day schedule, 10am – 7pm beginning Thursday August 31, 2017. To continue recycling during this time, residents may bring their recyclables to these sites listed below, or to the Westpark Recycling Center which will maintain its normal 8am – 5pm Monday - Saturday schedule. Facilities will be CLOSED Monday 9/4/17 for Labor Day.
Houston residents may utilize these Solid Waste Management neighborhood depositories:
JUNK WASTE AND TREE WASTE COLLECTION:
DISASTER STORM DEBRIS – FLOOD AND WIND:
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 Helpline.
ABOUT HOUSTON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENTThe Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) provides solid waste services 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.