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Solid/Hazardous Waste
Waste Disposal

What is solid waste?

Any discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material, resulting from industrial, municipal, commercial, agricultural operations and from community and institutional activities. It can be classified into municipal, industrial, or hazardous waste.

Municipal solid waste results from or is incidental to municipal, community, commercial, institutional, and recreational activities, including garbage (food waste), rubbish, yard waste, litter, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, and all other solid waste other than industrial solid waste.


The Solid Waste Section is responsible for:

  • Investigating complaints related to solid waste. Such complaints may include illegal dumping/improper waste disposal, unpermitted waste processing facilities, nuisance odors from solid waste facilities, or improper handling of industrial or hazardous waste.
  • Conducting routine inspections of permitted and unpermitted facilities, including landfills, mulch facilities, recycling facilities, and transfer stations.
type i and iv landfills and mulch fields

Finding a landfill or solid waste facility

 
Types of municipal solid waste disposal facilities:

  • Type I Landfills can accept all types of municipal solid waste including household waste and putrescible garbage (food waste).
  • Type IV Landfills can only accept construction and demolition waste, trees, brush, and rubbish no putrescible/household waste.
  • Mulch and Composting Facilities-Recycling facilities for "Green Waste" only
    • Green waste is vegetative material such as trees, limbs, branches, stumps, and untreated lumber, such as pallets.




Maps and Directions


Click on the following links for map and directions to a solid waste facility in Harris County:

Type I and IV Landfills Map

Mulch/Composting Facilities (Green Waste) Map

Municipal Solid Waste Facilities in Harris County


 Select the type of facility from the dropdown list below to view active facilities in Harris County. To find other types of recycling and solid waste disposal facilities, please see the FAQs below.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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South Harris County1306 E. Anderson RoadHoustonTX77047(713) 433-2421Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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South Harris County4107 South Sam Houston Parkway WestHoustonTX77053(281) 416-2662Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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SE Harris County550 Old Genoa-Red Bluff RoadHoustonTX77034(281) 464-9797Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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SE Harris County710 Jana LanePasadenaTX77503(281) 542-6433Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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NE Harris County6632 John Ralston RoadHoustonTX77049(281) 459-4441Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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W Harris County3510 Greenhouse RoadHoustonTX77084(281) 492-2558Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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W Harris County8205 Fairbanks N. HoustonHoustonTX77064(713) 937-1332Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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W Harris County6415 N. Eldridge PkwyHoustonTX77041(281) 918-4031Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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N Harris County18710 E. Hardy RoadHoustonTX77073(281) 443-2404Construction, Demolition waste, Trees, Brush, Yard, Rubbish
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NE Harris County5757 Oates Road HoustonTX77078(713) 675-6101Garbage and Residential Rubbish
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NE Harris County3623 Wilson RoadHumbleTX77396(281) 446-6545Garbage and Residential Rubbish
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Fort Bend County2200 FM 521FresnoTX77545(281) 835-6142Garbage and Residential Rubbish
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E Harris County9911 C.E. King ParkwayHoustonTX77044(281) 459-1800Sites that accept Green Waste only
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E Harris County16434 Beaumont HwyHoustonTX77049(281) 456-8098Sites that accept Green Waste only
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W Harris County5802 Crawford RoadHoustonTX77041(713) 466-7360Sites that accept Green Waste only
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NW Harris County12202 Cutten RoadHoustonTX77066(281) 537-2377Sites that accept Green Waste only
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SW Harris County16717 Katy FreewayHoustonTX77094(281) 579-1472Sites that accept Green Waste only
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E Harris County14121 Garrett RoadHoustonTX77044(281) 456-8524Sites that accept Green Waste only
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NW Harris County9945 WindfernHoustonTX77064(281) 970-0003 ext. 1Sites that accept Green Waste only
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SW Harris County5900 Haynesworth LaneHoustonTX77034(281) 922-1000Sites that accept Green Waste only
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NW Harris County12622 Boudreaux RoadTomballTX77375(281) 351-5422Sites that accept Green Waste only
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NE Harris County4460 FM 1960 EHumbleTX77346(281) 852-3478Sites that accept Green Waste only
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N Harris County336 McFarland Rd.HoustonTX77060(713) 694-8898Sites that accept Green Waste only
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W Harris County4405 Katy Hockley Cut Off RoadKatyTX77493(281) 392-2746Sites that accept Green Waste only
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W Harris County4314 Katy Hockley RoadKatyTX77493(281) 392-8060Sites that accept Green Waste only
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FAQs

 

  
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Solid waste is anything discarded from residential property, businesses and commercial facilities, institutional facilities, agricultural operations, and industrial plants.
 
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Residential waste includes garbage (food waste), rubbish, yard waste, litter, and ashes.
 
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  • Harris County Pollution Control Services- (713) 920-2831
  • City of Houston, Bureau of Pollution Control and Prevention- (832) 393-5730
  • Harris County Environmental Enforcement Division- (713) 755-7618
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality- (713) 767-3500

 

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Contact the Solid Waste Section at Pollution Control Services at (713) 920-2831.
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