November 2012 Tree Waste/ Junk Waste Re-Route Information






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Tree Waste/Junk Waste Pick-Up Schedules Are Changing

Effective November 2012


Continuing its efforts to maximize cost savings, provide efficient service delivery and engage in proactive customer service, the Solid Waste Management Department has taken your feedback and is improving your tree waste and junk waste collection service.



Effective November 1, 2012, the monthly tree waste/junk waste pickup date for your neighborhood will change.  Tree Waste and junk waste collection will still occur in alternating months, odd-numbered months  for tree waste ( January, March, May, July, September, November) and even-numbered months for junk waste ( February, April, June, August, October, December) on the new tree waste/junk waste pick up day designated for your neighborhood.  Please note that collection day schedules for other Solid Waste services such as garbage, yard waste trimmings and recycling collection WILL NOT change.



The service date change is made to achieve the following:


  • Less confusion with neighborhood collections schedules.
  • A single service day for major community areas.
  • Easier to read/interpret service maps for customers and 311 operators.
  • Easier management of routes.
  • Budget savings in fuel and maintenance.
  • Greater availability for department support for community-based beautification projects.



You will receive reminders by mail from the Solid Waste Management Department about your new tree waste/ junk waste pickup day.  Remember, this change only affects your tree waste/ junk waste service day.


To see the improved service maps with your new neighborhood schedule collection date, simply log onto the Solid Waste Management Department’s website at  While there you can also read about other solid waste services in your area.


Thank you for your support as we continue to maximize your savings.

For questions contact Sandra Jackson at or 713.837.9164.






MY CITY Address Information - visit the page here for online Address Search - Enter your address in this web tool and your new collection information will be displayed on your screen.




Should you need further assistance, please call 3-1-1. (713.837.0311)



Old and New Tree Waste and Junk Waste Maps



New tree waste/ junk waste map



New Heavy Trash Areas





old Tree Waste/ Junk Waste map


Exisitng Heavy Trash










Tree Waste / Junk Waste Collected in Alternating Months







In alternating months, residents may dispose of their Tree Waste, and Junk Waste at their curbside. This new method of collecting your large waste comes with the benefits of diverting materials that can be recycled from landfills, saving landfill space and your valuable tax dollars.?The Tree/Junk Waste schedule changes each month from Tree Waste to Junk.


Tree Waste months are January, March, May, July, September, and November. ?Tree Waste? is defined as ?clean? wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps (lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted).


?Junk Waste? is defined as items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material.?Junk Waste may not be placed for collection during a Tree Waste Month. Junk Waste months are February, April, June, August, October and December.


A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not including brick, plaster or concrete) generated by the resident in connection with the maintenance of the resident's property and four (4) tires will be collected on your Junk Waste collection date.?






Please Note: Tree Waste is accepted during Junk Waste Months.?However, to ensure that your Tree Waste is recycled, you may hold your tree waste materials until the next Tree Waste designated month or bring it to a Neighborhood Depository.








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

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!