26th Annual City of Houston Christmas Tree Recycling Kick-Off

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 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 

   

Residents can recycle their trees by dropping them off at one of twenty four (24) free, drop-off recycling sites located throughout Houston. The program runs from December 28, 2016 to January 20, 2017. In addition to the drop-off locations, residents with City of Houston collection services may place their tree curbside on their scheduled Tree Waste day to be recycled. The trees must have all decorations, ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands removed. Flocked trees cannot be recycled. Trees may be dropped off at the following twenty four (24) locations city-wide:

OPEN Wednesday - Sunday 9am to 6pm

OPEN Monday - Saturday 8am to 5pm, CLOSED Monday, January 2, 2017

OPEN DAILY, 9am to 6pm

  • Kingwood – Bens View Lane @ Bens Branch Drive
  • Doss Park (gates close at 5) - 2500 Frick Road
  • Memorial Park (Ball Fields 4 and 5) - 7300 Memorial Drive
  • T.C. Jester Park - 4200 T.C. Jester West
  • Elington Airport Recycling Drop-off –HWY 3@ Brantley Road
LIVING EARTH will be closed Saturday, December 31, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017
MON-FRI 7:00am to 5:30pm and Saturday 7:00am - 12pm

  • Living Earth - 5802 Crawford Rd., Houston, TX 77041
  • Living Earth - 1503 Industrial Drive, Missouri City, TX 77489
  • Living Earth - 1700 HWY 90A East, Richmond, TX 77469
  • Living Earth - 12202 Cutten Road, Houston, TX 77066
  • Living Earth - 16138 Highway 6, Rosharon, TX 77583
  • Living Earth - 5210 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77048
  • Living Earth - 27733 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77494
  • Living Earth - 10310 Beaumont Highway, Houston, TX 77078
  • Living Earth - 17555 I-45 South, Conroe, TX 77385
  • Living Earth - 20611 US Hwy 59, New Caney, TX 77357
  • Living Earth - 1000 FM 1266, Dickinson, TX 77539
  • Living Earth - 16717 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094

The Solid Waste Management Department would also like to remind residents to remember their Odds and Evens. SWMD collects Tree Waste only in the ODD numbered months of January, March, May, July, September and November. Tree Waste is clean wood waste such as tree limbs, branches and stumps.

Junk waste is collected in the EVEN numbered months of February, April, June, August, October and December and is defined as lumber, furniture, appliances with the Freon removed and other bulk items.

Residents are limited to eight cubic yards (two pickup beds full) per monthly collection.

MONTH

COLLECTION

January

Tree Waste

February

Junk Waste

March

Tree Waste

April

Junk Waste

May

Tree Waste

June

Junk Waste

July

Tree Waste

August

Junk Waste

September

Tree Waste

October

Junk Waste

November

Tree Waste

December

Junk Waste

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.

ABOUT 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.