Houston’s normal recycling, yard waste and heavy trash pickup schedules have been suspended so city crews can join dozen of contractors in hauling Hurricane Harvey’s wreckage to area landfills.
Citizens who have dragged their 96-gallon green bins to the curb can hereby shift their annoyance from city workers for not picking the cans up to city officials for not making clear the service is on hold.
Regardless, the city’s six drop-off sites will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, accepting recycled materials and yard waste.
The sites do not accept household trash, which has returned to its standard pickup schedule, electronics or hazardous waste, such as pesticides and paint.
The six waste drop-off sites:
- North – 9003 N Main 77022
- Northwest – 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
- Northeast – 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028
- Southeast – 2240 Central Street 77017
- South – 5100 Sunbeam 77033
- Southwest – 10785 SW Freeway 77074
The Westpark Recycling Center also will operate for those items only between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day but Sunday.