Trash & Recycling

Curbside Recycling
by Cathie Partridge  

Trash and Tree Waste: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/treewaste.html

Trash Facts: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/trashfacts.pdf

Remember you can take your glass items to be recycled at almost any recycling center. For ease, at 5900 Westpark, drive your car through, open the trunk and they do the rest. If you are overrun with recycling, and can't wait until November, you may take all of your recycling at any time to this location as well.

 

 

Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers' Hours Change Due To End Of Daylight Saving Time

 

Beginning Sunday, November 6, 2011, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will be changing hours of operation at all six neighborhood depositories (heavy trash and recycling drop-off sites). Due to the end of daylight saving time, the locations listed below will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, except holidays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Citizens are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow adequate time to unload.

 

Houston residents may utilize these Solid Waste Management Department neighborhood depository and recycling centers to dispose of their heavy trash.  Each user must provide proof of residency, including a Texas Driver License or ID, a current utility bill or city property tax receipt. 

 

The sites also serve as recycling drop-off facilities which accept paper, glass bottles and jars, corrugated cardboard, aluminum and tin cans and plastics 1-5 and 7. (For more information on acceptable plastics, click plastics #1 - #5 and #7, scroll down to the "Search with Earth 911" section and then click on the graphic of a plastic water bottle.)

 

  • Northeast                5565 Kirkpatrick                 77028           713.675.3208
  • Northwest               6023 Windfern                   77040           713.895.1002
  • North                     9003 North Main                 77022           713.694.8435
  • Southeast                2240 Central                      77017           713.847.1188
  • South                     5100 Sunbeam                   77033           713.738.1936
  • Southwest               10785 Southwest Fwy         77074           713.541.1953

The neighborhood depositories accept furniture, tree limbs, stoves and other large appliances.  Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying that a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant. 

Depositories will also accept up to 10 automobile tires per trip per residential unit.  A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster or concrete) will be accepted.

 

For more information, please send an email to the Solid Waste Management Department Public Information Office at marina.coryat@houstontx.gov or sandra.jackson2@houstontx.gov.  Also see http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/

 

The Houston Fire Department reminds citizens to change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms when you reset your clock as Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.

Allowable Items for Curbside Recycling:

  • Mail, envelopes & office paper 
  • Newspaper, magazines/catalogs & telephone books
  • Plastic (#1 - 5 & 7 NOT 6)
  • Aluminum, tin & steel cans
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard (NO FOOD, CEREAL, PIZZA OR SODA CARTONS)
  • Used motor oil (in a non-chemical/non-detergent screw top container placed outside the bin)
 
 

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