FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2017

Contact: Jessica Beemer

Yard and 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 the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org , like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste , follow them on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, (713-837-0311), the City of Houston's Customer Service Helpline.
 
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