The long wait is over. After suspending curbside recycling pickup across Houston as city officials made the removal of debris from Hurricane Harvey a first priority, city recycling trucks will be rolling through neighborhoods again beginning this week.
The city's geographic area has been divided into two groups, "A" and "B," with "B" pickup scheduled for the week of November 13 and "A" pickup beginning on the week of November 20. Go to the city recycling website and input your street address to determine when pickup will occur in your neighborhood. The site is http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/service_schedules.html.
The following items can be put in the green bin: paper, cardboard, clean food cartons, plastic containers #1-5 and #7, aluminum cans and bimetal cans. Recycling should be loose and not bagged in the bin. And no debris from Hurricane Harvey should be in the bin.
While recycling pick-up has resumed, junk waste and yard waste services remain suspended until further notice. Those crews continue to work on Hurricane Harvey debris removal.
The biweekly recycling collection schedule can be found here: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Recycle_Cal.pdf