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Solid Waste Management Department

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Press Releases

Irma Reyes, Public Information Officer
611 Walker, 12th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0475
(FAX) 713.837.9160
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov

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2018

 Sep. 3, 2018

 Collection And Facility Schedule For Labor Day September 3, 2018

 Jul. 10, 2018

  Groundbreaking Of New State-Of-The-Art Recycling Facility FCC Environmental Services

 Jul. 3, 2018

 City of Houston Receives Grant for Zika Abatement Collection

 Jul. 3, 2018

  Collection and Facility Schedule for Independence Day July 4, 2018

 Mar. 25, 2018

 Collection and Facility Schedule for Memorial Day May 28, 2018

 Mar. 19, 2018

  Place Your Debris Out On The Curb Storm Debris Collection Continues

 Mar. 11, 2018

 Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Change in Hours Due To Beginning of Daylight Savings Time

 Mar. 1, 2018

  Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark & ESC Return to Normal Days & Hours of Operation

 Feb. 14, 2018

 Thursday, March 1, 2018 City Crews return to regular Tree/Junk Schedule

 Jan. 21, 2018

  Normal Collection Schedule Resumes Monday, January 22, 2018

 Jan. 17, 2018

 UPDATE - SWM City of Houston Winter Weather

 Jan. 9, 2018

 Collection and Facility Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 15, 2018

 Jan. 5, 2018

 27th Annual City of Houston Christmas Tree Recycling Kick-Off

2017

 Dec. 27, 2017

 Yard/Tree Waste Collection Resumes January 2, 2018

 Dec. 20, 2017

  Collection and Facility Schedule for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Holiday

 Nov. 16, 2017

 Collection and Facility Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday November 23 - 26, 2017

 Nov. 11, 2017

 Collection and Facility Schedule for Veteran’s’ Day Holiday

 Oct. 26, 2017

 Neighbor Helping Neighbor - Let’s Get It All Out

 Oct. 25, 2017

 Curbside Recycling Collection Service To Resume Monday, November 13,

 Oct. 1, 2017

 First Pass Debris Collection Substantially Complete

 Sep. 15, 2017

 Debris Pick-Up Schedule for September 16 & 17

 Sep. 5, 2017

 Drop-Off Facility Hours Change Due to Flooding

 Aug. 31, 2017

 Report Tree Debris And Water Damage To 3-1-1 Due To Hurricane Harvey

 Aug. 30, 2017

 Collection Schedule due to Flooding August 25-30, 2017

 Aug. 30, 2017

 Trash & Debris Collection Information

 Aug. 29, 2017

 Garbage Collection Service Interruption Due To Weather - 8/29

 Aug. 28, 2017

 Garbage Collection Service Interruption Due To Weather - 8/28

 Aug. 27, 2017

 Garbage Collection Service Interruption Due To Weather - 8/27

 Aug. 25, 2017

 Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers Closed Due To Weather

 Jul. 29, 2017

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Independence Day Holiday July 4 - 6, 2017

 Jun. 14, 2017

 Houston's Newest Art Recycle Truck Hits the Streets

 May 23, 2017

 Collection and Facility Schedule for Memorial Day Holiday May 29 - June 1, 2017

 Apr. 25, 2017

 City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A (Batteries, Paint, Oil, Antifreeze) Event at Kingwood Metro Park on Saturday, April 29, 2017

 Apr. 22, 2017

  Sponsors 5th Annual “Growing Up Recycling Cart Art Decorating Contest

 Mar. 10, 2017

 Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Change in Hours Due To Beginning of Daylight Savings Time

 Jan. 20, 2017

Garbage Collection Service Interruption Due to Tuesday’s Flooding Event

 Jan. 10, 2017

 Collection and Facility Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday, January 16, 2017

 Jan. 6, 2017

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

2016

 Dec. 27, 2016

New Years Day Collections and Facilities Schedules January 1-5, 2017

 Dec. 20, 2016

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

 Dec. 20, 2016

 Christmas Day Collection and Facilities Schedules December 23 – 29, 2016

 Dec. 16, 2016

  Solid Waste Management Department Spreads Holiday Cheer With Bikes For Kids

 Nov. 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Schedule Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) November 24, 25 & 26, 2016

 Oct. 31, 2016

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Hours Due To End of Daylight Savings Time

 Jun. 29, 2016

New Partnership Increases Glass Recycling Drop Off Locations

 Jun. 29, 2016

  Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Independence Day Holiday July 4, 2016 Collection Schedule

 Jun. 1, 2016

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

 May 17, 2016

  Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Memorial Day Holiday Schedule May 30, 2016

 May 3, 2016

City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A Event at Kingwood Metro Park and Ride on Saturday, May 21, 2016

 Apr. 23, 2016

  Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) City Asks Residents to Remove Cars from Streets for Storm Debris Collections

 Apr. 18, 2016

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Neighborhood Depositories Hours Change Due to Flooding

 Mar. 29, 2016

  City of Houston Cancelled B.O.P.A.

 Mar. 25, 2016

City Of Houston Collaborates With Midway On Saving Solar Panels From Demolition

 Mar. 11, 2016

  Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Hours Due To Beginning of Daylight Savings Time

 Mar. 1, 2016

City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A Event at Ellington Airport on Saturday, March 5, 2016

 Feb. 12, 2016

  City of Houston Begins Trash Roundup to Reduce Mosquito Breeding Grounds

 Jan. 12, 2016

Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 18, 2016

2015

 Dec. 29, 2015

  Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection And Facility Schedule For New Year’s Day 2016

 Dec. 23, 2015

 25th Annual City of Houston Holiday Tree Recycling Kick-Off

 Dec. 22, 2015

 Christmas Holiday Collection Schedule Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) December 24 & 25, 2015

 Nov. 18, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) November 26, 27 & 28, 2015

 Nov. 5, 2015

 Veteran’s Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) November 11, 2015 (Observed)

 Oct. 23, 2015

City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A and Special Waste Collection Event at Kingwood Metro Park and Ride on Saturday, November 7, 2015

 Oct. 23, 2015

 Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers' Hours Change Due to End of Daylight Savings Time

 Sept. 3, 2015

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 7, 2015

 May. 29, 2015

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Neighborhood Depositories Hours Change Due to Storm

 May 29, 2015

Storm Debris Collection to Begin in Hardest Hit Areas Tomorrow

 May 22, 2015

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Memorial Day Holiday Schedule May 25, 2015

 Apr. 21, 2015

 City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A and Special Waste Collection Event at Kingwood Metro Park and Ride on Saturday, April 25, 2015

 Mar. 27, 2015

 City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A and Electronic Recycling Collection Event at Ellington Airport on Saturday, March 28, 2015

 Mar. 13, 2015

 Solid Waste Management Sponsors “Growing Up Recycling” Cart Decorating Contest

 Mar. 4, 2015

 Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers’ Hours Change Due to Beginning of Daylight Savings Time

 Feb. 26, 2015

 Mayor Annise Parker Delivers on Promise Goal Met of City Wide Automated Curbside Recycling

 Jan. 15, 2015

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 19, 2015

2014

 Dec. 30, 2014

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection And Facility Schedule For New Year’s Day 2015

 Dec. 30, 2014

 24th Annual City of Houston Holiday Tree Recycling KICK-OFF

 Dec. 18, 2014

 Christmas Holiday Collection Schedule Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Dec. 24 & 25, 2014

 Dec. 16, 2014

 Solid Waste Management Department Spreads Holiday Cheer With Bikes For Kids

 Nov. 5, 2014

 Veteran’s Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) November 11, 2014

 Oct. 30, 2014

 Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers' Hours Change Due to End of Daylight Savings Time

 Aug. 27, 2014

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Labor Day Holiday September 1, 2014

 Aug. 13, 2014

 Art Recycling Trucks Hit the Streets: Houston's Going Green In Style

 Aug. 6, 2014

 Solid Waste Management Department Begins Accepting Concrete at Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers

 Aug. 1, 2014

 Sunbeam Depository and Recycling Center to Reopen August 1, 2014 After Extensive Renovations

 Jul. 1, 2014

 Independence Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)
July 4, 2014 - July 5, 2014

 May. 12, 2014

 Mayor Annise Parker Announces 62,000 More Homes Added
to City's Automated Curbside Recycling Program

 Apr. 23, 2014

 City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A. and Special Waste Collection Event at Kingwood Metro Park and Ride

 Apr. 9, 2014

 Solid Waste Management Department adds Beverage and Food Cartons to City's Residential Curbside Recycling Program

 Mar. 19, 2014

 City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A. and Electronic Recycling Collection Event at Ellington Airport on Saturday, March 29, 2014

 Mar. 10, 2014

 Winners Announced in Solid Waste Management Department's "Growing Up Recycling" Cart Decorating Contest

Mar. 3, 2014

 Neighborhood Depository & Recycling Centers' Hours Change
Due to Beginning of Daylight Savings Time

Jan. 15, 2014

 Solid Waste Management Department Kicks Off 2nd
Annual "Growing Up Recycling" Cart Decorating Contest

Jan. 15, 2014

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 20, 2014


2013

Dec. 30, 2013

23rd Annual City of Houston Christmas Tree
Recycling Kick-Off

Dec. 30, 2013

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for
New Years Day 2014

Dec. 18, 2013

 Christmas Holiday Collection Schedule Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) December 24 & 25, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

 Thanksgiving Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)
November 28, 29 & 30, 2013

Nov. 5, 2013

 Veteran's Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)
November 11, 2013

Oct. 29, 2013

 Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers' hours change due to end of Daylight Savings Time

Oct. 22, 2013

 Houston hosts mobile B.O.P.A. & Special Waste Collection event at Kingwood Metro Park & Ride

Oct. 17, 2013

 Houston to Expand Automated Curbside Recycling Program to 70,000 more Households

Oct. 10, 2013

 Houston /CompuCycle Partnership Grows to include GREENspot DROPoff for Electronic Scrap Recycling

Sep. 19, 2013

 City of Houston partners with the Houston Furniture Bank to Recycle Mattresses

July 2, 2013

Solid Waste Management Department closing Sunbeam Depository and Recycling Center for one year for renovations
June 24, 2013

 Solid Waste Management Department announces participation in 2013 National Reuse Contest Building Competition

 June 20, 2013 Independence Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) July 4, 2013 – July 6, 2013
June 13, 2013 Houston to Expand Automated Curbside Recycling Program to 35,000 more Households
May 21, 2013 Memorial Day Holiday Collection Schedule Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)
April 25, 2013

 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) WINNER OF
TWO TxSWANA AWARDS

March 6, 2013

 NEIGHBORHOOD DEPOSITORY & RECYCLING CENTERS' HOURS CHANGE DUE TO BEGINNING OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

February 26, 2013 WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT'S "GROWING UP RECYCLING" CART DECORATING CONTEST
February 21, 2013

 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) MASCOTS COMPETE IN MASCOT MADNESS

February 6, 2013 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SPONSORS

"GROWING UP RECYCLING" CART DECORATING CONTEST

January 14, 2013 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 21, 2013

2012

December 28, 2012 22nd ANNUAL CITY OF HOUSTON CHRISTMAS TREE
RECYCLING KICK-OFF
December 28, 2012 22mo Evento de Reciclaje del árbol de navidad de la Ciudad de Houston
December 28, 2012

 New Year’s Day Collection and Facility Schedule - January 1, 2013

December 19, 2012

 SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER WITH BIKES FOR KIDS

December 17, 2012 Christmas Holiday Collection Schedule Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) December 24 & 25, 2012

 

December 5, 2012

 "HOLIDAY TREES: ARTISTICALLY UPCYCLED" GRAND OPENING AND EXHIBIT HOSTED BY THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

November 30, 2012

 THE CITY OF HOUSTON CELEBRATES RECYCLED ART EXHIBITION GRAND OPENING

November 19, 2012 Thanksgiving Day Holiday - November 22, 23 & 24, 2012
November 1, 2012

 NEIGHBORHOOD DEPOSITORY and RECYCLING CENTERS' HOURS CHANGE DUE TO END OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

October 31, 2012 Veteran's Day Holiday Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)
November 12, 2012 (Observed)
October 31, 2012

 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT HEAVY TRASH DAYS OFFICIALLY CHANGE NOVEMBER 1, 2012

 August 27, 2012

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Labor Day Holiday September 3, 2012

August 3, 2012

 THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT JOINS HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR RECYCLED ART EXHIBITION

June 29, 2012

 Independence Day Holiday Schedule Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) July 4, 2012 – July 5, 2012

June 25, 2012

 POLYSTYRENE FOAM RECYCLING BEGINS JUNE 25th AT
THE CITY OF HOUSTON'S WESTPARK RECYCLING CENTER

May 28, 2012

 Memorial Day Holiday Collection Schedule

 May 16, 2012

 HOUSTON HOSTS MOBILE BOPA AND ELECTRONIC RECYCLING COLLECTION EVENT AT HCC NORTHEAST NORTHLINE CAMPUS

March 5, 2012

 NEIGHBORHOOD DEPOSITORY & RECYCLING CENTERS' HOURS CHANGE DUE TO BEGINNING OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

January 09, 2012

 Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday