September 6, 2017



Dear Friends and Neighbors:

We realize there are completely different conditions on the ground throughout District G, which goes from Shepherd Dr. on the east to Highway 6 on the west.  Some constituents are high and dry and on the road to recovery, but a large number of residents in west Houston are still under feet of water.  We know that the information contained in this email will not apply to all constituents, especially those forced out of their homes under mandatory evacuation, but we're providing it as a service to those who are now dry and in the process of mucking out their homes.

The city of Houston will be picking up Hurricane Harvey storm debris, regardless of whether you have city garbage service, or have private service under a Sponsorship Agreement with the city.  While our office has not been able to obtain any sort of schedule from the Solid Waste Department, the pick-ups began yesterday is certain areas of the city and will continue at least for the next couple of months.

The city asks that you not park your car on the street so that these large trucks have access to your homes and can reach the debris.  When we are able to obtain a schedule, we will provide an update so that you have some idea of when you might need to move vehicles off the street.


Storm debris will be collected on an ongoing basis until further notice. Please place debris at the curb separated into the following piles:
  • Vegetative Debris - leaves, logs, plants, tree branches (do not bag).
  • Construction & Demolition Debris - carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses.
  • Appliances & White Goods - dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, 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 pesticide

If you desire, you may also drop off much of your storm debris at a neighborhood depository location.   No household garbage, electronics or household hazardous waste is accepted at the neighborhood depository locations.

Customers must provide the following at the Neighborhood Depository Locations*:
  • A current Texas Driver's license or State Issued I.D.
  • A current utility bill or city property tax receipt
* Addresses and names on all presented documents must match and electronic records are NOT accepted. No proof of residency is required for recycling only.

For those that have city of Houston garbage service, please note the following: 


Curbside single stream recycling collection will be suspended until further notice. Customers may bring recyclables to neighborhood depository locations or the Westpark Recycling Center located at 5900 Westpark, Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Yard, junk, and tree waste collections will be suspended until further notice due to the need of extra personnel for debris collection related to disaster recovery.

For more information, visit
or call 3-1-1. 

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Greg Travis
Houston City Council Member, District G
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251-1562
Phone: 832-393-3007
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