Reminder: Stop putting your green bins out, Houston has suspended curbside recycling

Many people have turned to KHOU 11 and Houston's 3-1-1 hotline to ask the question: "Why isn't my recycling getting picked up?" Here's why.

HOUSTON – Many people have turned to KHOU 11 and Houston’s 3-1-1 hotline to ask the question: “Why isn’t my recycling getting picked up?”

A few days after Hurricane Harvey flooded our community, the City of Houston announced it would suspend its curbside recycling collection to focus on storm debris. Collection is suspended indefinitely, so it’s currently unknown when it will resume.

The only regularly scheduled solid waste collection will be garbage (black bins). Along with recycling, yard waste and junk waste collections are also suspended.

“We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we all recover together,” the city’s solid waste department posted online. “You may still bring your recycling to any of the Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers; or to the Westpark Recycling Center; all of which are open 7 days a week for your convenience.”

NEIGHBORHOOD DEPOSITORY LOCATIONS

Material Accepted: Debris, heavy trash, tree waste, recycling, tires, mattresses, concrete
Open: Monday – Sunday; 8am – 8pm
Addresses:

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE CENTER

Material Accepted: Household Hazardous Waste (ex. paint, cleaners, fertilizer, batteries, etc.)
Open: Monday – Sunday; 9am – 3pm
Addresses: 11500 South Post Oak 77035

WESTPARK CONSUMER RECYCLING CENTER

Material Accepted: Recycling only (ex. Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, aluminum and bimetal cans, glass containers, Styrofoam)
Open: Monday – Sunday; 8am – 5pm
Addresses: 5900 Westpark 77057

For more information, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org or call 3-1-1.

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