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News Release
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

YARD/TREE WASTE COLLECTION RESUMES
JANUARY 2, 2018

HOUSTON - In coordination with its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program, the Solid Waste Management Department will restart its Yard/Tree Waste Collection and Recycling Program on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
 
Yard/Tree Waste will be collected on residents’ normal garbage collection day. Customers are reminded that yard waste should be properly placed at the curb in city approved recycling bags, or if tree/branch trimmings, they should be bundled and/or tied in lengths not greater than 36 inches. Material not properly prepared for ease of collection will be tagged and left at the curb for the customer’s proper preparation.
 
For further instructions on how to prepare yard waste for ease of collection, visit the Solid Waste Management website at
www.houstonsolidwaste.org  
 
What is Tree Waste?
“Clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted.
 
What is Yard Trimmings?
Yard Trimmings, grass clippings, small branches and leaves. They must be in city-approved compostable bags.
 
For more information about SWMD and its services, visit  at
www.houstonsolidwaste.org, “LIKE” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on Twitter @HoustonTrash, or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.
 
About the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department
The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) provides solid waste services to the citizens of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.




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