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Garbage pickup, Heavy trash and Recycling

Contact the city's 311 hot-line for any trash or recycling related problems or questions.

Regular trash pickup is the first and third Thursday for all of Westbury.  The Second Thursday is Heavy trash.

Trash cans need to be on curb by 7AM each Thursday

Trash cans must be removed by 10PM each Thursday

Trash cans must be placed at least 3 feet apart

Trash cans must be stored out of sight.

Yard waste MUST be in correct biodegradable bags

Heavy trash can be placed starting at 6PM the Friday before pick-up

YARD WASTE is not considered tree waste. It is collected on regular Thursday trash day

Call 311 for all trash questions and complaints

Nearby Trash Depositories and Recycling Centers: SW Trash Depository/Recycling Ctr 10785 SW Frwy / Hours: Wed.—Sun. 9AM to 6PM; Accepts Junk Waste, Tree Waste & Recyclables.

Environmental Service Center - 11500 S. Post Oak Hours: Tues/Wed 9AM-3PM; 2nd Sat 9AM-1PM. Accepts Hazardous Household & Electronic Waste

Heavy Trash

Junk Waste Only: February, April, June, August, October, December
Junk waste is used to describe items previously referred to as "heavy trash" such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material.

Tree Waste Only: January, March, May, July, September, November
Tree waste is defined as "clean wood waste" which consists of tree limbs, branches, or stumps. Lumber, furniture and treated wood will not be accepted.

Westbury has ONE Heavy trash pick up day: the second Thursday of each month. 

You may place your heavy trash items curbside no earlier than 6pm the Friday before pick-up.

Refer to the Solid Waste Department website for more details.

Curbside Recycling

Ensure recycling is curbside by 7am on pick-up days.
Check the calendar to find out what days to set out your recycle bins.

If you have one of the large green automated recycling carts, you are part of the Automated Recycling Program. You can recycle the following:
Newspaper            Plastic Containers 1 -5, 7 (rinsed & drained)
Magazines            Aluminum and Tin Cans (rinsed & drained)
Catalogs               Cardboard (flattened)
Phone Books         Glass Bottles and Jars (rinsed & drained)

Please join the Recycle Bank rewards program and earn rewards such as groceries, apparel and gift cards at local and national businesses.

If you have the green bins, you are part of the Curbside Recycling Program. This program accepts newspaper, magazines, color ad inserts, office paper, unwanted mail and telephone books; tin, aluminum and empty aerosol cans; and plastic bottles and jugs with a narrow neck and broad base (marked with a #1 to #5, and #7, recycling symbol). 

Keeping all paper items segregated, you may place all of these materials together in your bin.  Overflow materials can be put in a separate paper grocery bag and place on top or on the side of your green bin.

Corrugated cardboard must be broken down into 3x3 foot squares.  Used motor oil, if placed in its original container or an empty 1-gallon milk or water jug will also be accepted.


Freecycle instead of throwing away your unwanted items, it is a great way to avoid filling up our landfills. You can freecycle just about anything, post your item on the Freecycle group and you'll be surprised at how many people can find a use for it. Join the Houston Freecycle Yahoo group to learn more.

Southwest Houston Trash Depository & Recycling Center

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This facility that accepts Junk Waste, Tree Waste and Recyclables at no additional charge to City of Houston residents.

Address: 10785 Southwest Freeway

Please refer to their website for more information such as hours of operation, accepted materials, and required proof of city residency.

Environmental Service Center South

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The Environmental Service Center accepts household hazardous waste and electronic waste from City of Houston residents.

11500 S. Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77035
Phone: 713.551.7355

The center has limited hours of operation, please check their website for information regarding hours of operation and accepted materials.