CITY OF HOUSTON

RECYCLING CENTERS

The City of Houston operates 12 drop-off locations where residents can dispose of various type of materials at no cost. You may be asked to show ID and an utility bill at the gate to dispose of some items like appliances or household hazardous waste. 

  • The 6 neighborhood depositary centers accept materials accepted in the recycling bin and additional items like tree waste and furniture.

  • The Recycling Center and Environmental Services Centers (ESC) have each a specific list, please refer to each center information to check what is accepted. 

  • The Reuse Warehouse accepts building material that is in suitable condition for reuse.  

 

Neighborhood Depositary Centers

The City of Houston operates 6 neighborhood depositary centers around the city where residents can dispose of free of charge the following:

  • All recyclables accepted in the curbside recycling bin (plastic, paper and cardboard, cartons, glass, aluminum and tin cans) 

  • Motor oil

  • Tree watse

  • Tires (up to 5 per month) 

  • Appliances (stove, refrigerator) 

  • Furniture. 

 

NORTH

North Main Depositary/Recycling Center

9003 N Main, Houston, TX 77002

Wed. - Sun., 10am to 7pm

NORTHEAST

Kirkpatrick Depositary Recycling Center

5565 Kirkpatrick Bvld, Houston, TX 77028

Wed. - Sun., 10am to 7pm

NORTHWEST

Sommermeyer Depositary Recycling Center

14400 sommermeyer St., Houston, TX 77040

Wed. - Sun., 10am to 7pm

 

SOUTHEAST

Central Street Depositary/Recycling Center

2240 Central St., Houston, TX 77017

Wed. - Sun., 10am to 7pm

SOUTH

Sunbeam Depositary/Recycling Center

5100 Sunbeam St., Houston, TX 77033

Wed. - Sun., 10am to 7pm

SOUTHWEST

South West Depositary/Recycling Center

10785 South West Freeway, Houston, TX 77074

Wed. - Sun., 10am to 7pm

Recycling & Environmental Service Centers

 

WESTPARK RECYCLING CENTER

5900 Westpark, Houston, TX 77057

Mon. - Sat., 8am to 5pm

Westpark Recycling Center accepts: 

  • All recyclables accepted in the curbside recycling bin (plastic, paper and cardboard, cartons, glass, aluminum and tin cans)

  • Styrofoam, plastic #6

  • Motor oil

  • Cooking oil

  • Tires (up to 5)

  • TV, Microwaves

  • Latex paint (NO oil based paint)

  • Batteries

  • Computer and computer equipment

 

ELLINGTON AIRPORT/CLEARLAKE RECYCLING CENTER

246 Loop Rd. Houston, Houston, TX 77034

Mon. - Sun., 8am to 8pm

​The center accepts recyclables you can place in your green recycling bin

KINGWOOD RECYCLING CENTER

3210 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston, TX 77339

Sat. - Sun., 8am to 6pm

 

​The center accepts recyclables you can place in your green recycling bin

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE CENTER SOUTH

11500 S. Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX 77035

Tues. - Wed., 9am to 3pm 

& 2nd Saturday of each month, 9am to 1pm

 

​The center accepts specific recyclables as follow:  ​

  • Aerosol Cans

  • Batteries 

  • Computer Equipment and Components

  • Cooking Oil

  • Electrical Appliances (small)

  • Electronic Scrap

  • Fluorescent Bulbs

  • Helium Tanks (5 gallon maximum)

  • Lawn Equipment (all fluids removed)

  • Metal/Wire Clothes Hangers

  • Microwaves

  • Monitors

  • Motor Oil

  • Paint (Latex & Oil Base) -  25 gallons maximum 

  • Paint Stains/Thinners

  • Pest Strips

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Printers

  • Propane Tanks (5 gallon maximum)

  • Styrofoam Blocks (plastic #6 only)

  • Telephone Equipment

  • Thermostats (Mercury Based Accepted)

  • Tires (5 tires per residence, per month)

  • Turpentine

  • TVs (do not breakdown/strip)

  • Monitors

  • CPU

  • VCR/DVD/Blu-Ray players

  • Small Electrical Appliances

  • Stereo Equipment

and a large list of chemicals: 

Kerosene, Fertilizers, Fuels, Herbicides, Households chemicals, Mercury, Pool chemicals, Power steering fluids, solvents, transmission fluids, varnishes, metal polishes

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE CENTER NORTH

5614 Neches St., Houston, TX 77026

2nd Thursday of each month, 9am to 3pm

​The center accepts specific recyclables as follow:  ​

  • Aerosol Cans

  • Batteries 

  • Computer Equipment and Components

  • Cooking Oil

  • Electrical Appliances (small)

  • Electronic Scrap

  • Fluorescent Bulbs

  • Helium Tanks (5 gallon maximum)

  • Lawn Equipment (all fluids removed)

  • Metal/Wire Clothes Hangers

  • Microwaves

  • Monitors

  • Motor Oil

  • Paint (Latex & Oil Base) -  25 gallons maximum 

  • Paint Stains/Thinners

  • Pest Strips

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Printers

  • Propane Tanks (5 gallon maximum)

  • Telephone Equipment

  • Thermostats (Mercury Based Accepted)

  • Tires (5 tires per residence, per month)

  • Turpentine

  • TVs (do not breakdown/strip)

  • Monitors

  • CPU

  • VCR/DVD/Blu-Ray players

  • Small Electrical Appliances

  • Stereo Equipment

and a large list of chemicals: 

Kerosene, Fertilizers, Fuels, Herbicides, Households chemicals, Mercury, Pool chemicals, Power steering fluids, solvents, transmission fluids, varnishes, metal polishes

REUSE WAREHOUSE

9003 N. Main, Houston, TX 77022

Tues. - Fri., 8:30am to 4:30pm 

& 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 8:30am to 4:30pm

 

The Reuse Warehouse accepts building material that is in suitable condition for reuse. 

Accepted material include but not limited to:

  • Cabinets, copper, doors, electrical fixtures and equipment, fans, flooring material, glass, gutters, hardware, lighting, lumber, metal, mirrors, pipe, plumbing, plywood, roofing material, screens, sheetrock, sinks, showers, trim, tubs, wall coverings, or windows (No paint!)

Check complete list of accepted material

It is recommended to contact the Reuse Warehouse to confirm what material is accepted 

281-814-3324

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October 2019