Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)


City of Houston                                                 


Harry J. Hayes, Director                                                            Annise D. Parker, Mayor

For Immediate Release                                                             October 17, 2013



For more information, please contact:

Sandra Jackson 
(713) 837-9164 office 




Houston to Expand Automated Curbside Recycling Program to 70,000 more Households


October 17, 2013 - The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is pleased to announce an additional 70,000 households (see list below) will be added to its popular automated curbside recycling program. As part of the expansion, residents in neighborhoods throughout Houston will receive one 96-gallon green automated cart similar to the black automated garbage cart.


“I’m thrilled that we are able to add 70,000 additional households to the Automated Recycling Program,” said Mayor Parker. “Residents have let us know loud and clear through their participation and support that this is a program they want. This is a significant step in a larger plan to expand recycling city-wide.“


“We’ve been able to grow the program by strategically taking the savings and revenue realized from one expansion and reinvesting it into each succeeding expansion,“ said Harry Hayes, SWMD Director. “Through this systematic approach of reinvestment, we’ve been able to grow the program from 10,000 households in 2009 to 210,000 current households, which is more than half of the homes in our service area.“


Cart delivery will begin the week of October 28, 2013, with the first collection occurring the week of November 25, 2013.


An additional expansion to 60,000 households is planned in the spring.


Recyclable items that can be placed in the containers include: newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, cardboard, paperboard, paper bags, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin and steel cans and plastics 1 – 5 and 7.


Subdivisions included in the October/November 2013 curbside Automated Recycling Program expansion:


Allen Farms Sec 2 Freeway Manor Sec 7 Quail Glen
Anderson Oaks Fullerton Place Quail Run
Arlington Heights Fuqua Landing Reveille Park
Baldwin & Foster Glen Oaks Reveille Park Sec 2
Baldwin & Foster PAR R/P 1 Glendower Court Richmond Plaza
Belfort Park Sec 1 Gloverdale Richwood Place
Belfort Park sec 4 Gulf Meadows Richwood Place Expansion
Beverly Hills Gulf Meadows II Rivercrest
Braewood Glen Harrisburg/Manchester Park Ryon
Braewood Glen II Heights Sagemont
Brays Forest Heights Progressive Sagemont Park
Brays Village High Star Saint George/Lamar Terrace
Brays Village Patio Hollister Place Scenic Wood Plaza
Brentwood Houston Harbor Second Ward A/B
Briargate Independence Heights Shady Acres
Briarwick Sec 1 Kashmere Gardens Part 1 Shady Acres Exp
Briarwick Sec 2 Kashmere Gardens Part 2 Shadypark Acre Villa
Briarwick Sec 3 Kashmere Gardens Part 3 Sharpstown
Briarwick Sec 4 Kashmere Gardens Part 4 Sharpstown I/Tha
Camino South Kashmere Gardens Part 5 Sharpstown II/Tb
Campbell Place King Estates Sec 3 Shenandoah
Cascara Kings Place Shepherd Oaks
Castle Court Lakewood Hights Sherwood Trails
Catalina Village Lancaster Place Skyscraper Shadows
Central Park Lazy Oaks South Way Sec 5
Clearview Village sec 1-2 Longpoint Woods Southwest Crossing
Cottage Grove Macgregor Place Southwest Manor Sec 2
Court Yard West Mayfair Park Spencer
Craigwood Meadow Green Spring Branch
Crown Colony East Meadowcreek Village Spring Meadow
Crown Colony West Montlew Spring Oaks Section 1
Denver Northshore Springwood Timber Creek
Denver Harbor Oak Forest Central Sun Valley Sec 5
East Montrose Oak Forest North Tanglewood
Elm Grove Village Sec 2 Oak Forest Southeast The Upper West End
Finnigan Place Court Oak Harbor Tierra Glen Sec 2
First Ward Part 1 Oakbrook West Tierra Park
First Ward Part 2 Oakwood Weatherly Wood
Forsgard Old Yale West Branch
Fourth Ward/Freemen's Town Overbrook Western Oaks
Freeway Manor Sec 1 Park Place White Oak Estates
Freeway Manor Sec 2 Pecan Park Willow Park II
Freeway Manor Sec 3 Pheasant Run Wood Shadows
Freeway Manor Sec 4 Pine Terrace Woodland Acres Sec 6
Freeway Manor Sec 5 Pinevalley  
Freeway Manor Sec 6