Solid Waste Management Department

"We're Out In The Community"

The SWMD believes in providing resources and education for our customers, the residents of Houston. A dedicated team is on staff to answer your questions and deliver messages to the community directly.

An informational guide about the services the SWMD provides the citizens of Houston.

If you are interested in scheduling an educational presentation or having our recycling mascot, Reuseit attend your school or workshop, please call 3-1-1 or submit an online appearance request here.

The Adopt-A-Container program is designed to assist community organizations with weekend neighborhood clean-ups. The department provides a maximum of two 40-cubic yard containers for the collection of trash and litter.

To participate in the Adopt-A-Container program, your organization must complete the Adopt-A-Container Request Form These requests must be submitted by the requesting organization to Keep Houston Beautiful at least three weeks in advance of the neighborhood clean-up weekend. This service is provided to community organizations free of charge.

Adopt-A-Container Online Request Forms - both forms must be submitted to Keep Houston Beautiful to process your request for containers.