Trash and Recycling
Heavy Tree and Junk Waste alternate on the 4th Friday of the Month
Heavy Tree Waste Months are January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Junk Waste months are February, April, June, August, October and December.
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The app is available for iOS or Google and the solid waste schedule can be downloaded directly into your mobile calendar. City of Houston will also provide updates regarding delays or changes in schedules.
Please try to schedule big yard jobs that will generate a lot of waste close to the time of Large Tree Waste pickup. If tree waste sits out for weeks it will kill your grass, increase the abundance of mosquitos and other bugs and create an unsightly mess for your neighbors.
Please do not put heavy junk or tree waste out on the curb prior to the Thursday evening before collection.
Trash pickup for Kempwood North subdivision is handled by the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department. Fees for this service are built into the city water bill; there is no separate bill for trash.
Yard Trimmings and Tree Waste
Junk Waste/Heavy Trash
Junk Waste includes furniture, appliances, and other bulky material. It is collected every other month on the 4th week (February, April, June, August, October, December) alternating with Tree Waste. You can put out up to 8 cubic yards of material, but with no more than 4 cubic yards of building materials (other than brick or concrete). Junk Waste may be placed on the curb no earlier than the evening of the previous Friday (one week in advance of scheduled pickup).