A Strategic Plan for a Cleaner City One Clean Houston

Letter from Mayor Whitmire

Dear Houstonians,

Illegal dumping is a pervasive problem that negatively impacts the health, safety, and quality of many communities throughout the City of Houston. The quality of life within our neighborhoods should not be compromised through the blights created by illegal dumping. Everyone deserves the right to live in a healthy and safe environment, and we are all responsible for keeping our communities clean and free of dumping and other environmental hazards. We must all work together to create One Clean Houston.

Through a working group of City departments and stakeholders, my Administration has developed a plan to address illegal dumping and cleanup our neighborhoods. This plan, the One Clean Houston program focuses on three key areas of impact:

  1. Rapid cleanup
  2. Better enforcement
  3. Prevention and education

The City is already underway with much of the work but it will take departments working in tandem with community members, non-profits, industry and other governmental organizations to make this vision of One Clean Houston a reality.