Special Events

The Solid Waste and Recycling Division and the Recycle and Solid Waste Reduction Board host a variety of special events. Please be aware that while most events are open to the general public, there are a few that are restricted to residents only.

  1. Christmas String Light Recycling
  2. Paper Shredding, E-waste, Mattress Collection and Household Metal Event
  3. Christmas Tree Recycling
  4. Community Carnivals
  5. Scouting Fun Patch
  6. Pumpkin Collection

In conjunction with the Houston Zoo, the City will be accepting holiday string lights for recycling at the following facilities starting December 1, 2023 through January 12, 2024:

  • City Hall
    • 3800 University Blvd
  • Public Works Offices
    • 3826 Amherst St.
  • West U Recreation Center
    • 4210 Bellaire Blvd.

Residents wishing to recycle holiday string lights after this period, may do so at the City’s bi-annual e-waste collection event that occurs the first Saturday in May and November. 

If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 713.662.5839 or email Public Works.