Solid Waste Management
Community Outreach Manager, Alyce Coffey, spoke at the most recent MPNA meeting on March 2 to address the specific concerns of neighborhood residents regarding trash pick-up, recycling, and heavy trash/tree waste pick-up. Important points include:
Trash Pick-up: The priority of the Solid Waste Department is to collect the trash bins (black) in a timely fashion. Other services, such as recycle (green bins) pick-up, yard waste pick-up (placed in City of Houston-approved compostable bags) are at times delayed as personnel are reassigned to ensure that trash bins are emptied. Old equipment and personnel shortages contribute to delayed pick-up.
Trash Bins: Trash bins must be placed with the handle toward the residential property and with three-feet of clearance on either side of the bin to ensure that the collection truck’s automated pick-up arm can access and empty the bin. Cars parked too near the bins (less than three feet) will prevent trash from being collected.
Citizen Responsibilities regarding trash bins: Remove bins from the street by the end of the pick-up day. Store bins so that they cannot be seen from the street.
Recycling: Download HTX Collects (Solid Waste Management’s mobile app) for the latest list of recyclable items. Support recycling efforts:
- Do not place plastic bags into the recycle bin. Items placed inside plastic bags will be discarded as trash. Recycle plastic bags (including dry cleaner bags) at grocery stores.
- Loose paper is preferred (no shredded paper) or paper placed in paper bags.
- Styrofoam or batteries cannot be recycled, nor can hoses, wires, clothing, wood, or scrap metal (no helium tanks).
Download a Solid Waste App on Google Play or the App Store: City of Houston’s HTX Collects or Rollout! Houston.
Watch the Mail: Keep Museum Park Esplanades Clean
MPNA will be distributing a postcard with the Heavy Trash/Heavy Tree Waste schedule. Attach the postcard to your fridge or kitchen bulletin board. Tree Waste is picked up the third Thursday of odd numbered months. Heavy Trash including furniture, appliances, and mattresses is picked up the third Thursday of even numbered months.
Supporting HPD’s South Central Division
MPNA continues their support of South Central’s community outreach program with a $100 donation for their Easter event.
Blodgett/Cleburne Bike Lane Proposal
The City of Houston in conjunction with Harris County Precinct 1 is developing east-west bike lanes along Blodgett/Cleburne to connect with exiting north/south bikeways and in turn complete a network across Third Ward. Give your input HERE for the final design of the project.
The Super Neighborhood is working with Public Works to identify priority intersections based on crash data and anecdotal evidence. Council Member Caroline Evans-Shabazz has earmarked $86,000 toward traffic calming interventions in the neighborhood, which along with Southeast Management District’s matching funds, will provide the funding necessary for the solutions currently being developed by Public Works and Planning. Museum Park stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide input in the near future, likely during the second quarter 2022.
Find more detail on this and other Super Neighborhood initiatives HERE.
In and around Museum Park
- March 11, Asia Society’s Tiger Ball
- March 12-20, Spring Break
- March 27, Kite Festival, Hermann Park
- March 27, TLH Block Party
- April 16, Easter Egg Hunt, Covenant Church grounds
- May 1, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Cinco de Mayo festivities