May 29, 2015


Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008 

[email protected]


City of Houston Storm Debris Collection to Begin Tomorrow


The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will begin storm debris collection in the hardest hit areas of the City tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Residents are asked to separate discarded items into the following six categories and place each pile at the curb away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, water meters, electrical lines and other impediments.

  • Normal Household Trash - Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with debris as part of this program. You should continue to follow your normal garbage schedule.
  • Vegetative Debris - leaves (do not put in bags), logs, plants, tree branches.
  • Construction & Demolition Debris - building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, and plumbing.
  • Appliances & White Goods - air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters.
  • Electronics - computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
  • Household Hazardous Waste - cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticides.

Additional information and instruction for debris placement can be found at or on the Solid Waste Management Department's Facebook page.


Weekly garbage, yard waste and curbside recycling services that did not occur this week due to the flooding will return to their normal collection schedules as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday garbage that was not collected will occur on their regularly scheduled days next week, beginning Monday, June 1. 
  • Missed yard waste will be collected on its regularly scheduled day next week, beginning Monday, June 1.
  • Missed recycling will be picked up on its next scheduled recycling collection date. 

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at, like the department on Facebook at, follow the department on Twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's Customer Service Hotline.