Garbage and recycling are provided by the City of Houston.  Pickup is curbside.

Service day is Tuesday.
Heavy trash is the second Thursday of each month.
Recycling is every other Tuesday.  (Use City of Houston website to determine if you are A or B week.)


Special Notice for February 19, 2021


Houston, TX - Garbage collection will occur today, Thursday February 18, 2021. Today's collection will include the resumption of the remainder of Monday's garbage and the beginning collection of Tuesday's garbage. However, all recycling, yard waste and junk waste collection services continue to be suspended.

Additionally, due to continued impacts of this week's inclement winter weather conditions in the City of Houston, on Thursday February 18, 2021 the Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers, Westpark Recycling Center, Environmental Service Center, Reuse Warehouse will be closed.

Single-Stream B-Week Recycling collection and all yard waste collection services will be suspended for the remainder of the week. Yard waste will be collected the following week while B-Week recycling will be collected the week of March 1-5, 2021.

SWMD continues to monitor the winter weather and further service updates will be forthcoming.

For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at, "LIKE" us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @HoustonTrash, or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's Customer Service Helpline.