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September 25, 2023

Groundbreaking of New State-Of-The-Art Northeast Transfer Station

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department is excited to announce the groundbreaking of a new cutting-edge Transfer Station located at 5711 Neches Street in northeast Houston. Construction will commence on the $13.5 million project, financed through the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), mid-November 2023.

Houston City Council approved the construction in March of 2021. The facility can safely process up to 1,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day and is strategically placed in the Northeast area of Houston. The solid waste transfer station will improve the Department’s operational efficiencies, reduce the environmental impacts of route collection vehicles, and improve the service delivery of curbside collection. The convenient location of this purpose-built disposal facility will also support the City’s One Clean Houston initiative by providing an outlet for collection vehicles to quickly discard materials collected from surrounding neighborhoods plagued by illegal dumping.

"This highly anticipated project will not only enhance the efficiency of waste disposal but also bring about substantial benefits to residents with more route coverage, improved on-time collection, and faster turnaround times for trucks to return to their routes," said Mark Wilfalk, Director of Solid Waste Management Department.

"As evidenced by the One Clean Houston initiative and the development of this state-of-the-art waste management facility, the City of Houston is committed to advancing its solid waste management system,” says Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The 24,200 sq. ft. facility achieves these goals without expanding the department's geographical footprint, as it capitalizes on the reutilization of existing city space."

Rena Architects, Inc. provided the design of the facility. All construction will be performed by the Christensen Building Group, LLC. Both firms have designed and developed a variety of commercial, educational, urban design, and renovation projects that support service to public entities.

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About the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department
The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) provides the city with integrated municipal waste management services designed to support environmental health, sustainability, and economic development in all communities throughout Houston.