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Houston curbside recycling is back: Here's when pickup resumes in your neighborhood

Here's when curbside recycling pickup resumes in your neighborhood

Houston recycling bins
The City of Houston is resuming curbside recycling pick-up this week. Photo courtesy of Richwood Place

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

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.

As before, the city does not pick up glass in curbside pickup, but glass can be dropped off at the Westpark Consumer Recycling Center or neighborhood recycling drop-off locations.

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: