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The Solid Waste and SQG Surveillance Section is responsible for:

  • Investigating complaints related to solid waste.  Such complaints may include dumping, spills, illegal transfer stations, landfill/mulch site odors, or improper handling of hazardous waste.

  • Conducting routine inspections of permitted and unpermitted facilities, including landfills, mulch sites, recycling facilities, and transfer stations.

  • Conducting routing inspections of small quantity and conditionally exempt small quantity generators, including paint and body shops, dry cleaners, tank washing facilities, and any other industrial or commercial facility that generates industrial or municipal hazardous waste.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
What is solid waste?
What is residential waste?
Where is the nearest landfill or other solid waste facility where I may take residential solid waste?
Where can I find other solid waste facilities and businesses?
Where can I find businesses that recycle wastes?
Whom do I contact to report illegal dumping?
If I have further questions concerning solid waste?
 
What is solid waste?Top

 

Solid waste is anything discarded from residential property, businesses and commercial facilities, institutional facilities, agricultural operations, and industrial plants.

 

What is residential waste?Top

 

Residential waste includes garbage (food waste), rubbish, yard waste, litter, and ashes.

 

Where is the nearest landfill or other solid waste facility where I may take residential solid waste?Top

 

1. LANDFILLS that may accept garbage (food waste, waste contacted by food), and residential rubbish:

Location Landfill Name
NE Harris County
Browning-Ferris
5757A Oats Road
(713) 675-6101
McCarty Road Landfill
NE Harris County
Browning-Ferris, Inc.
8101 East Little York
(713) 633-2720
Whispering Pines Landfill
NE Harris County
Waste Management, Inc.
3623 Wilson Road
(281) 446-6545
Atascocita Landfill
Ft. Bend County
Browning-Ferris, Inc.
2200 FM 521
Fresno, TX
(281) 835-6142
Blue Ridge Landfill

2. LANDFILLS that may accept construction waste, demolition waste, trees, brush, yard waste and rubbish

Location Name of Landfill
S. Houston
Casco Hauling & Excavating
1306 E. Anderson Road
(713) 433-2421
Casco Landfill
SE Houston
Waste Corporation of America
550 Old Genoa-Red Bluff Road
(281) 464-9797
Greenbelt Landfill
SE Houston
Waste Management, Inc.
710 Jana Lane
(281) 542-6433
Green Shadows Landfill
NE Harris County
Waste Management, Inc
8627 E. Mount Houston
(281) 458-4084
Cougar Landfill
NE Harris County
Waste Corporation of America
6632 John Ralston
(281) 459-4441
Ralston Road Landfill
NW Harris County
Waste Management, Inc.
8205 Fairbanks-N. Houston
(713) 849-2902

(closed)
Fairbanks Landfill
W. Harris County
Waste Management, Inc.
6415 N. Eldridge Parkway
(713) 849-3896
Addicks Fairbanks Landfill
W. Harris County
Waste Management, Inc.
10332 Tanner Road
(713) 856-9827
Hawthorn Park Landfill
W. Harris County
G. O. Weiss, Inc.,
3510 Greenhouse Road
(281) 492-2558
Greenhouse Road Landfill
N. Harris County
Waste Corporation of America
18710 E. Hardy Road
(281) 443-2404
Hardy Road Landfill

3. Sites that accept "Green Waste"* only:

* Green waste is vegetative material such as trees, limbs, branches, stumps, and untreated lumber, such as pallets

Location

Mulch Matters
9911 C.E. King Parkway

|(281) 459-1800

C.J. Resources
16434 Beaumont Hwy

(281) 456-8098

Living Earth Technology (LETCO)
 5625 Crawford
(713) 466-7360

Living Earth Technology (LETCO)
12202 Cutten Road
(281) 537-2377

Living Earth Technology (LETCO)
16717 Katy Freeway
(281) 579-1472

Just Wood and Mulch
14121 Garrett Road

(281) 456-8524

Ceres Environmental Southwest
9945 Windfern
Houston, TX 77064
(281) 970-0003

Mulch King
12622 Boudreaux Road
(281) 351-5422

Dirt Cheap Mulch
4460 FM 1960 E
(281) 852-3478

 

 

Where can I find other solid waste facilities and businesses?Top

Garbage Collection - SW Bell Yellow Pages, Book A-L
Waste Disposal - Medical SW Bell Yellow Pages, Book M-Z
Waste Disposal - Non-Hazardous SW Bell Yellow Pages,
Book M-Z

 

 

Where can I find businesses that recycle wastes?Top

Used Motor Oils - SW Bell Yellow Pages, Book M-Z
Waste Paper - SW Bell Yellow Pages, Book M-Z
Mulching Green Waste -(see Mulches) SW Bell Yellow Pages,
Book M-Z
Scrap Metals SW - Bell Yellow Pages, Book M-Z
Recycling Centers - SW Bell Yellow Pages, Book M-Z
Houston-Galveston Recycling Guide, available at http://www.recycleinfo.org/

 

 

Whom do I contact to report illegal dumping?Top

 

  • Harris County Pollution Control Services Department, (713) 920-2831
  • City of Houston, Neighborhood Protection & Environmental Enforcement, (713) 525-2728
  • Harris County Environmental Enforcement Division, (281) 371-0565
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (713) 767-3644

 

If I have further questions concerning solid waste?Top

 

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

 

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