Solid Waste Management


City of Houston 

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

Solid Waste Management Department (SWM) Announces Collection And Facility Schedule Interruptions in Beryl Aftermath

HOUSTON – July 9, 2024: The City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department (SWM) announces additional service interruptions for this week. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl’s high winds and rain across the City, SWM will operate a modified collection schedule for the remainder of the week.

For additional information, download the HTX Collects mobile application or contact the 3-1-1 call center. Residents can also use the 3-1-1 online portal at to report any storm-related concerns. Please see the collection schedule changes below:

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Monday’s garbage and heavy tree waste will be collected. Storm debris collections will resume. All six Neighborhood Depositories will reopen, but all other facilities will remain closed. Recycling and yard waste services will be suspended for the remainder of the week and will be collected on your next regularly scheduled collection day.

Additionally, SWM will conduct city-wide damage assessments from Hurricane Beryl.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Tuesday’s garbage, heavy tree waste, and storm debris will be collected. All SWM facilities will reopen.

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Thursday’s garbage, heavy tree waste, and storm debris will be collected.

Friday, July 12, 2024
Friday’s garbage, heavy tree waste, and storm debris will be collected.

Saturday, July 13, 2024
Heavy tree waste and storm debris operations will continue.


The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) provides the city with integrated municipal waste management services designed to support environmental health, sustainability, and economic development in all communities throughout Houston.

For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at, “LIKE” us on Facebook at @houstonsolidwaste, follow us on X @HoustonTrash. Download our app HTX Collects on Google Play or IOS Store to Never Miss an Update again! Call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.

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