How do you find your City of Houston Trash, Recycle and Heavy Trash Days? Plus City of Houston Official Holidays.

Updated July 2016

Friends – This post was originally published in 2012 because trash days and heavy trash days can be hard to find on the city’s website.  This website is NOT a city website and is meant to help Houstonians.  It is NOT the official resource.

If you are having trouble finding your trash days, leave a kind comment and I can try to help.  If you want the official answer on trash days, call 311.

Wondering where to find your City of Houston Trash, Recycle and Heavy Trash Days? Go HERE and look for your zip code.  For the holiday trash pick up schedule, go HERE.

What is your heavy trash/junk trash, tree waste day?  As for November 2015, Tree Waste is collected during ODD numbered months and Junk Waste is collected during EVEN numbered months.  Tree Waste months are January, March, May, July, September, and November.  Junk Waste months are February, April, June, August, October and December.

The week they are collected during that month depends on your zip code.  This is where the search gets a little tricky.

  1. Go HERE to the “My City Houston Map Viewer”
  2. Accept and use the Application
  3. Select the thumb tack on the right side of the screen
  4. Type in your address and submit
  5. Press “Solid Waste Schedules” button to view the schedule date.  It will say something like “1st Wednesday”… which is the 1st Wednesday during a Junk Waste month.

Did the garbage truck miss your block or your house? Did they leave a huge mess? Call 311 and they can send a truck back to your street.


Comments

  1. Marcia Sterling says:

    I’d like to be able to print out a “Tree waste/Junk waste” calendar for my zip code.

    • It looks like Tree and Junk pick up dates alternate by month. You can find more HERE. To check the details for you zip code, go HERE and look under “Maps of Solid Waste Management Dept. Services by Zip Code”.

  2. Tracie Hammelman says:

    I live at 5009 N. Main Street, Houston, TX 77009 and cannot find when where the Heavy Trash Removal Calendar is.

  3. Helen lane says:

    I live at 858 ramada dr. Although Nov is tree waste, what is the actual day that they will pick up tree wast? Please give me a day of the month and time the tree waste needs to be out.

  4. I have looked at 4 sites , just trying to find out what the dates are for picking up heavy trash, and please do not send me to another site. None, I repeat, NONE of these sites have a schedule with specific dates when the heavy trash will be picked up. Quit wasting money on all the city sites and just list it.

    • Jill Jarvis says:

      Fred –

      Thank you for the comment. This website is BigKidSmallCity.com and not HoustonTx.gov. An angry comment here about trash days is a lot like me commenting on your website about how mad I am that my PC crashed.

      If you are looking for help on finding your heavy trash day, I can help you as a good neighbor. If you want the official answer, call 311.

      As for November 2015, Tree Waste is collected during ODD numbered months and Junk Waste is collected during EVEN numbered months. Tree Waste months are January, March, May, July, September, and November. Junk Waste months are February, April, June, August, October and December.

      So, your next day for junk waste is December.

      The week they are collected during that month depends on your zip code. This is where the search gets a little tricky.

      Go to the “My City Houston Map Viewer”: http://mycity.houstontx.gov/public/
      Accept and use the Application
      Select the thumb tack on the right side of the screen
      Type in your address and submit
      Press “Solid Waste Schedules” button to view the schedule date. It will say something like “1st Wednesday”… which is the 1st Wednesday during a Junk Waste month.

  5. Barbara Keener says:

    Contacted 311 line for date scheduled for junk pick-up. Date given was Wednesday, April 5th. No pick-up ran to remove heavy trash items left at curb (mattresses and furniture). Several calls were made to 311 office to report non pick-up. The address is a main artery into the city’s major economic resources such as The Medical Center, The Museum District and 2 miles from the downtown business district. The pile of junk on Richmond Avenue is unsightly and disgraceful to the high end property owners enroute to their homes and businesses.
    Neglect by the city’s Waste Management department is a gross disrespect of citizens
    Tax dollars for city services.

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