Yard Waste & Small Branches
When: Collection days: Weekly on Regular Trash Day
What: Yard waste is defined as yard trimmings, grass clippings, small branches and leaves.
Where: Place compostable bags and branch bundles on the curbs 3 feet away from the automated trash bins.
Pleae DO NOT place yard waste in the automated garbage cans.
Large Tree Waste
When: Collection Days: 3rd Monday odd months: January, March, May, July, September, November.
2019 dates remaining: July 15, September 16, November 18
What: Large “Tree Waste” is defined as “clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted.
Where: Place tree waste adjacent to the front curb in a location easily accessible to the collection vehicle. It must be placed on property – driveway, easement – to be picked up.
Tree waste is picked up by a large collection vehicle. There must be clearance above the pickup location for this machine. Tree Waste should not be stacked under low overhead electrical wires or other cabling, signs, or mailboxes; next to fences or posts; or on top of water meters, gas meters, fire hydrants, or other exposed utility components. If it is, it may not be picked up.
DO NOT place tree waste in the street, on the sidewalk, on the esplanade, or other right-of-way, or in any manner which would interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
DO NOT place tree waste on the esplanades – it will not be picked up!
DO NOT place Junk Waste for collection during a Tree Waste month
Residents who wish to dispose of Tree Waste or Junk Waste before their scheduled once-per-month collection may use one of six Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers. Visit the Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center web page here for locations and more information or call 3-1-1.
City of Houston (COH) Tree Removal and Pruning
Report a tree for removal or pruning to 311. A city forester assesses the reported tree for removing or pruning as follows:
The COH only responds if a tree issue is brought to their attention. The COH does not remove or prune trees unless a tree is deemed dead or dangerous.
Community Tree Removal and Pruning
Community Tree Planting