SWMD's Flagship Recycling Center


Westpark Consumer Recycling Center

5900 Westpark, Houston, TX 77057
Phone 713.837.0311


Located at Hwy. 59S between Chimney Rock & Fountain View


This facility accepts recyclables at no additional charge to City of Houston residents.
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5900 Westpark,
Houston, TX 77057
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Phone 713.837.0311


Key Map #491X


Facility Hours:

Monday through Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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The Westpark Consumer Recycling Center at 5900 Westpark is a drive-through facility where citizens of Houston can drop off their recyclables.  Currently, more than 11,000 citizens per month bring their recyclables to the center. 


The following items are accepted at the Westpark Consumer Recycling Center


• Ad Inserts

• Aerosol Cans

• Aluminum Cans

• Batteries

Note: Westpark and the ESC locations will accept lead acid & rechargeable batteries for recycling. The list includes: car and motorized vehicles & equipment batteries; lithium - ion (Li-ION), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) and nickel cadmium (Ni-CD) batteries. Alkaline batteries and batteries not listed will not be accepted.

You may safely dispose of 9V and 6V batteries by taping their terminals, sealing them in a plastic bag, and then tossing them in the trash.

• B.O.P.A. ( Batteries, Used Oil, Latex Paint and Antifreeze)

• Cardboard

• Catalogs

• Computers & Computer Equipment

• Fluorescent Bulbs

• Glass bottles and Jars (presorted by color preferred: clear, green and brown )

• Home Office Paper

• Magazines & Shopping Catalogs

• Metal Coat Hangars

• Microwaves

• Newspaper

• Oil Filters

• Plastics #1-#5 and #7 (toys, packing materials,

flower pots, or plastic furniture are not


• Plastic Grocery Bags & Clear Plastic Film (includes

shrink wrap and dry cleaner bags; remove all paper

tags and receipts)

• Residential Electronic Scrap (small electrical


• Steel cans

• Styrofoam Blocks and Food Service Items (plastic #6 that is clean; no peanuts; no rubber or foam sheets)

• Telephone Books

• Tin cans

• Tires (car tires; maximum of 5 per customer)

• TVs

• Unwanted mail

The Westpark Recycling Center now accepts Styrofoam (plastic #6). We've prepared a few frequently asked questions to help provide information that you may need here.




Items Not Accepted



Junk Waste and Tree Waste, or garbage is not accepted at this facility. Please visit one of the SWMD Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers to properly handle these materials or for curbside service, refer to your Garbage, Tree Waste or Junk Waste collection schedule.



Reduce Your Wait Time!

Pre- sorting your materials and bringing them in one way containers that do not have to be returned to your vehicle will help us reduce your wait time. We’ll be able to service you quickly and get you back on the road.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Examples of one way containers: cardboard boxes, paper grocery bags. Plastic trash bags can be used but are less preferred due to the tendency of some to mix garbage with the recyclables. 





Houston-Area Depository and Recycling Locations


Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers


North 9003 N Main 77022 || Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
Northeast 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028 || Southeast 2240 Central Street 77017
South 5100 Sunbeam 77033 || Southwest 10785 SW Freeway 77074


Neighborhood Recycling Drop-off Locations


Westpark Center || Clear Lake/Ellington Airport || Kingwood

Reuse Warehouse


Environmental Service Center (ESC) Locations

ESC North || ESC South


Disposal Links

Proper disposal of materials is key to a healthy, clean environment. Visit each link for additional information.

Anti-Freeze || Batteries || Fluorescent Lights || Lawn/Garden Chemicals || Medical Waste

Mercury || Paint || Pharmaceuticals || Used Oil




Thank you for helping us to make Houston a cleaner, greener place to live!