Solid Waste Management Department

Neighbor Helping Neighbor - Let’s Get It All Out


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 

Tyra Wilkins
(832) 393-0448 office 


Houston, Texas, October 30, 2017: As the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department continues its second citywide pass for debris collection, we continue to ask residents to move their debris curbside. The second pass collects material such as debris from those homeowners who have already began work; homes that were untouched during the first pass; material generated due to leaking roofs or damaged outdoor property improvements (fencing) and green waste generated by fallen/broken trees or vegetation.

Have you checked on your neighbor? As you continue to work on your own home, make sure you check on your neighbors as well, especially if they are seniors or disabled. Offer to help them with their house clean-out and moving their debris to the curb. You can also help by reporting uncollected storm debris. Your neighborly actions help the City with storm debris removal efforts. If you cannot assist your neighbors yourself, please utilize the resources listed below for assistance:

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, please visit us at, "LIKE" us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline.

About the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department

The 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.