Solid Waste/Recycling

Purpose
The purpose of Solid Waste Services is to provide collection, disposal and recycling services to the citizens of Huntsville in accordance with standards established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and City Ordinances.
 
Services
The Solid Waste Disposal Division operates the Solid Waste Transfer Station, which is the collection point for all municipal waste for the City, TDCJ, SHSU, and other areas throughout Walker County. It is then transported to the Polk County Solid Waste Management Center Facility. Other divisions include:
  • Commercial Collection Division - Provides services for commercial customers through the use of dumpsters, open top roll off containers and compacting roll off containers.
  • Residential Collection Division - Provides curbside garbage service to residential customers once per week. Yard Waste and Heavy Trash collection is provided according to schedule.
  • Recycling Division - Provides curbside recycling service to residential customers once per week.  Encourages citizens to minimize waste through recycling and education programs such as the annual Electronic Recycling event and partnerships with other organizations in Walker County.
road side clean up

Look at this map to determine your pick up day!

January 2018

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

1
New Year's Day
-No Services
-Transfer Station Closed
2
Curbside Garbage Pick up
3
Mondays Curbside Garbage Pick up
4
Curbside Recycling Pick up
5
Curbside Recycling Pick up
6
7
8
Curbside Garbage Pick up
9
Curbside Garbage Pick up
10
Residential Heavy Trash Pick up
11
Curbside Recycling Pick up
12
Curbside Recycling Pick up
13
14
15
M L King Day
Curbside Garbage Pick up
16
Curbside Garbage Pick up
17
Residential Yard Waste Pick up
18
Curbside Recycling Pick up
19
Curbside Recycling Pick up
20
21
22
Curbside Garbage Pick up
23
Curbside Garbage Pick up
24
Residential Heavy Trash Pick up
25
Curbside Recycling Pick up
26
Curbside Recycling Pick up
27
28
29
Curbside Garbage Pick up
30
Curbside Garbage Pick up
31
Residential Yard Waste Pick up



Happy New Year!  Don’t forget that if your new year resolution is to de-clutter your space, or demo that kitchen and build a new one, you can dispose of your debris at our facility.  Check out our Transfer Station Facility page for hours of operation and rates.
Christmas Tree pickup will begin January 2nd. The City of Huntsville Street Division will pick up Christmas trees at the street's edge from Tuesday, January 2nd through Friday, January 5th. Please have your tree on the streets edge by January 1st.
City of Huntsville residents can also take their trees to the Solid Waste Transfer Station Facility. This is a free service as long as you bring your City of Huntsville Residential Utility Bill. Trees must be unloaded at the brush pile.
For those residential customers that do not get service on January 1st, your garbage will be picked up the following Wednesday, January 3rd.  Any additional bagged garbage or boxes outside of the cart will be collected.  There will be no yard waste collection for the first week of January.