Solid Waste Management Department


City of Houston 

Mark Wilfalk, Director
Solid Waste Management Dept.
John Whitmire, Mayor
City of Houston

Winter Freeze Collection and Facility Schedule for
The Week of January 15-20, 2024

HOUSTON – January 15, 2024: Due to current winter weather conditions, the City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department has adjusted residential collection services for the remainder of the week. Garbage collection and Heavy Tree Waste services will run two days behind schedule through Saturday or Sunday, if necessary. Curbside recycling and yard waste collection services will be suspended for the remainder of the week through January 20, 2024 for B-Week residents.

Please see the remaining impacted solid waste collection services below:

Monday, January 15, 2024 (MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY)
CITY HOLIDAY: All Solid Waste facilities and offices are closed.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
   All Solid Waste collections will be suspended, and all facilities will be closed due to the inclement weather.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Monday's scheduled garbage routes will be serviced. The 3rd Monday’s and 3rd Tuesday’s Heavy Tree Waste collection services will resume. (reminder: 3rd Monday’s & 3rd Tuesday’s recycling and yard waste services will be suspended.)

All Solid Waste Facilities including Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers, and administrative offices will re-open.

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Tuesday’s scheduled garbage routes and 3rd Wednesday’s Heavy Tree Waste routes will be serviced.

Friday, January 19, 2024
Thursday’s scheduled garbage routes and 3rd Thursday’s Heavy Tree Waste collection routes will be serviced.

Saturday, January 20, 2024
Friday’s scheduled garbage routes and Friday’s Heavy Tree Waste collection routes will be serviced.

Monday, January 22, 2024
Normal garbage, yard waste, curbside recycling, and tree waste schedules will resume.


The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) provides solid waste services 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.

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