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July 17, 2015

Final Storm Debris Pick-Up Schedule
For Northwest and Southwest Areas
Home Elevation Grant Information
Final Storm Debris Pick-Up Schedule for Northwest and Southwest Area

On Monday, July 20, 2015, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will begin final collection of storm debris.  This final pass collection will be conducted based on the following schedule:

  • Northwest  - July 20, 2015 (Westward of I-45 North to Northward of I-10 West).
  • Southwest  - July 27,  2015 (Southward of I-10 West to Westward of SH 288 South).

Residents will need to have all debris curbside by 7 a.m. on the designated day of collection listed above for their area. Items should be segregated into six (6) piles away from fire hydrants, mailboxes, power lines and other objects that will hamper safe pickup.
Debris separation piles:

  • Normal Household Trash - Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with debris as part of this program. You should continue to follow your normal garbage schedule.
  • Vegetative Debris - leaves (do not put in bags), logs, plants, tree branches.
  • Construction & Demolition Debris - building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses and plumbing.
  • Appliances & White Goods - air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters.
  • Electronics - computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
  • Household Hazardous Waste - cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticides.

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, please visit us at, like us on Facebook at, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's Customer Service Hotline.

The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste service 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 about debris pickup, please contact: IIrma Reyes   (832) 393-0475 office


Flood Grant Update:  The City Floodplain Management Office will be accepting applications for the Home Elevation Grant on the day of the deadline, FRIDAY, JULY 17 FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096.  The deadline to apply is Friday, July 17 at 5 pm.
The City is applying to the State for this FEMA grant that can provide funding assistance to elevate qualifying flood-prone homes, with highest priority to Severe Repetitive Loss and Repetitive Loss properties. The grant program is voluntary and not guaranteed for funding. Only those with a current NFIP flood insurance policy are eligible.

Those interested should contact the Floodplain Management Office, Phone: 832-394-8854 or email: .
For information about the grant:

See the entire 2-hour community meeting recently held about the grant at:
Revised Floodplain Management Office Hours:  Still need a permit to rebuild after the flood but can't make it downtown?
Next week only, you can find full City permitting services at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096, in the Rich Library:

  • Monday July 20 and Wednesday July 22 from 2 pm-7 pm
  • Tuesday July 21 and Thursday July 23 from 9 am-2 pm

Or stop by the Houston Permitting Center, at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.  Effective July 16, 2015, the Floodplain Management Office hours will be 8 am to 5 pm., and will no longer be open on Saturdays.

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