City of Houston Trash Facts

CLCCA is NOT responsible for handling the Trash, Recycle, or Heavy Trash/Tree Waste pick-up.

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Tree Waste And Junk Waste Program

Remember Your ODDS And EVENS, 2nd Wednesday of each month!!!

Residents may dispose of their Tree Waste and Junk Waste at their curbside. Tree Waste is collected during ODD numbered months and Junk Waste is collected during EVEN numbered months. This method of collecting large waste comes with the benefits of diverting materials that can be recycled from landfills, saving landfill space and valuable tax dollars. 

Tree WasteTree Waste

“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.

Tree Waste months are January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Junk WasteJunk Waste

“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.

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

Residents who wish to dispose of Tree Waste or Junk Waste before their scheduled once-per-month collection may use one of six Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers. Visit the Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center web page here for more information or call 3-1-1.


Residents may place up to 4 tires at the curb for collection during Junk Waste months.  Collection crews will separate the tires from the Junk Waste. It may take up to a week before crews return and retrieve the tires.  Separating the tires from the rest of the Junk Waste  allows the SWMD to properly process tires.


Click below for the 2020 Recycling Schedule

Clear Lake is schedule B


Please CLICK HERE for additional City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department Information


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