Waste & Recycling

City of Houston Trash Pickup and Other Useful Information

Trash Pickup

Every Monday, except when Monday is a city holiday- then Tuesday.

Quick links to collection schedules, recycling information, and trash facts can be found on the City of Houston Solid Waste Management website at http://houstontx.gov/solidwaste/

Download the City of Houston app at 

Gives you the Houston trash/recycle schedule and will alert you the day before.


Schedule A — every other Monday, except when that Monday is a city holiday-then Tuesday.


Garbage Collection Tips

This site contains information on how to set out your garbage cart, which items are NOT accepted in your garbage collection, and how to acquire an additional garbage cart (Add-A-Can)


Tree Waste and Junk Waste Program

West Lane Place collection day is the 4th Wednesday of the month. You can check the latest WLPCA newsletter for a current schedule. Tree Waste months are January, March, May, July, September, and November.

“Tree Waste” is defined as “clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted. Junk Waste may NOT be placed for collection during a Tree Waste month.

Junk Waste months are February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Junk Waste” is defined as items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material. Tree Waste is accepted during Junk Waste Months; however, to ensure your Tree Waste is recycled, you may hold your tree waste materials until the next Tree Waste designated month or take it to a Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center.

Additional information is available at the City of Houston website http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/treewaste.html


Waste Management Department Holiday Schedule

Southwest Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center

Located at 10785 Southwest Freeway, this facility accepts junk waste, tree waste, and recyclables. Visit the website for additional information and quick links to disposal of antifreeze, batteries, fluorescent lights, paint, etc.


Westpark Consumer Recycling Center

Located at 5900 Westpark, this facility accepts aerosol cans, antifreeze, batteries, computers & computer equipment, microwaves, etc. Visit the website for hours of operation and additional information.



WLPCA is an all-volunteer, member-funded civic association. Member support allows us to provide important and timely communication to West Lane Place residents and to act on behalf of our community when dealing with city ordinance, maintenance and other issues.

Please help us to continue these efforts by becoming a member or renewing your current membership. Annual membership dues are just $25 or $15 for members 65 or older, payable in January. 

West Lane Place Civic Association