The Solid Waste Management Department will be suspending some of its collection services (yard waste, recycling and junk waste/tree waste).
Department operations are focusing on the current public health issues confronting the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath. Services for self-serve operations will be expanded to accommodate residents who have already begun property removal. Neighborhood depository services will immediately move to a 7-day schedule until further notice. The department is focusing its efforts on disaster debris efforts to speed Houstonians property damage issues.
The Solid Waste Management Department appreciates our customers' patience as we all recover from the...Read more
The unfolding catastrophe due to Hurricane Harvey is staggering! Sadly, the death toll has risen to 29 lives lost. The number of people in shelters continues to rise, new mandatory evacuations due to Barker Dam Reservoir flooding Cinco Ranch in Fort Bend County, Texas and evacuations in Beaumont/Port Arthur continue. The water system is down in Beaumont, making living conditions extremely difficult. A chemical plant explosion in Crosby, Texas at the Arkema facility has forced additional evacuations. A massive response continues to ramp up. More than 750 police officers from Fort Worth, Shreveport, San Antonio and other cities are arriving...Read more
Community Donation/Distribution CenterIn Need of:
- Clothes/ Shoes
- Baby Items
- Bed Linens
- Air Mattress
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Paper Goods ( Paper Towels, Toilet Paper Etc.)
- School Supplies
As you know, our region is still in a state of emergency and there is flooding throughout. Flooding is still a serious threat and there are hazardous conditions across the region. People who are safely sheltered in place should remain there and avoid unnecessary travel. Know that even after the rain ceases, it may take several days before floodwaters completely recede. If you need to seek shelter elsewhere, check here for neighborhood shelter sites and follow these tips for how to make it safely through or around floodwaters. For info on how to support...Read more
The Kingdom Builders’ Center, located at 6011 West Orem Dr., 77085, has agreed to open its doors as a public shelter on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Please spread the word among your civic association e-distribution list and social media networks....Read more
If you are need of shelter as Houston continues to experience flood conditions as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the following locations have established temporary emergency shelters: George R. Brown Convention Center MO Campbell Education Center Holy Name Catholic Church Chinese Community Center Kashmere Garden Library Sunnyside MSC West End MSC Denver Harbor MSC Third Ward MSC Fifth Ward MSC Fallbrook MSC John Peavy Senior Center Community of Faith Church Fallbrook Church Lyndale United Church of Christ MD Anderson YMCA Trotter Family YMCA Dobie High School Golden Acres Baptist Church North Shore 9th Grade Campus Paul Revere Middle School Pasadena High School HAWA Foundation South Houston Intermediate Francis Scott Key Middle School Islamic Center/Masjid Al-Mustafa Islamic Center/Masjid Abu-Bakr Gallery Furniture on North Freeway If you would like...Read more