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Solid Waste Management Department

Solid Waste Management Department Spreads Holiday Cheer With Bikes For Kids

City of Houston 

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harry J. Hayes, Director Annise D. Parker, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
Sandra Jackson 
(832) 393-0487 office 
sandra.jackson2@houstontx.gov 

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov 

 
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The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), in partnership with Keep Houston Beautiful and DRC Emergency Services, Inc., is celebrating the spirit of giving this holiday season by donating 34 bicycles to boys and girls between the ages of 5-12. The bicycles were given away to children or an agency on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Thomas “Buck” Buchanan Service Center.

Mayor Parker along with Houston City Council Members and City Controller were asked to identify a child or an agency to donate the bike to in their name.

“It brings joy to see a child’s face when they receive their first bike,” said SWMD Director Harry Hayes. “We are delighted to be part of this tradition and hope it will continue to bring happiness to children during the holidays.”

“Keep Houston Beautiful is proud to be a part of this wonderful tradition. We look forward to seeing the children receive their gifts and having something to celebrate at this time of the year,” said Keep Houston Beautiful Executive Director Robin Blut. “The gifts will be part of one of their best holiday memories and bring the children a moment of happiness to cherish.”

ABOUT HOUSTON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
The Solid Waste Management Department 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. For more information, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/.

ABOUT KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL
As a national award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Houston Beautiful has worked with all segments of the community for more than 35 years to educate and empower individuals to take greater responsibility for beautifying and enhancing Houston’s environment. Each year’s successes have created a cleaner and healthier city for all Houstonians. For more information, visit www.houstonbeautiful.org.

ABOUT DRC EMERGENCY SERVICES
DRC Emergency Services is a national leader in emergency response. DRC has responded to virtually every major natural disaster that has occurred in the U.S. in the past 25 years, including numerous hurricanes, typhoons, floods, ice storms and tornadoes. DRC has numerous pre-event contracts with cities and counties along the Texas coast. DRC is the primary contractor for emergency debris removal with the City of Houston.