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SWM crews and contractors are working tirelessly to collect storm debris from Hurricane Beryl. Curbside trash and recycling collection has returned to the normal schedule. However, due to high volumes of debris at the curb, we are currently behind schedule on heavy trash pickup. We appreciate your patience as we provide services to all neighborhoods. MORE >> 

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Tree and Heavy Waste
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Department News

May 8, 2024
Changes to Yard Waste Curbside Collection

Houstonians have new options to make yard waste disposal easier and more convenient. Effective immediately, City-approved biodegradable bags bearing the City seal are no longer required. Residents now have the options to use any 100% biodegradable bag (or compostable bag) meeting the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D64 Direc00 or EN 13432 specifications, or a personal container with a lid.

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April 16, 2024
Expansion Of The All-Plastics Program

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), in partnership with Cyclyx, ExxonMobil, and LyondellBasell, is excited to announce the expansion of the All-Plastics acceptance program at all six Neighborhood Depositories drop-off centers starting on April 16, 2024.

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