Household Hazardous Waste Voucher Program

The City of West University Place has negotiated with the city of Houston to allow West U residents to dispose of their items at Houston's facilities starting in December 2012. The program is offered to all West U residents. In order to participate, residents will need to request a voucher from the West University Place Public Works Dept.



To request a voucher from the West U Public Works Department, please call 713.662.5839 or email for details.

Voucher Facts

  • The vouchers cover the $75 fee otherwise charged by the City of Houston.
  • Vouchers will be limited and dispensed on a "1st come, 1st served" basis.
  • Maximum weight limit is 100 pounds, so be sure to take as much as possible on your visit.

Claiming a Voucher

All vouchers must be claimed in-person at the West U Public Works office located at 3826 Amherst St., during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).

More Information

For additional information, view the HHW Voucher Program Brochure (PDF).

Participating Locations

Vouchers are accepted at the following locations: 

Environmental Service Center (ESC) - South

  • 11500 South Post Oak Road
    Houston, TX 77035
    (**nearest proximity to West U**)
  • Days and Hours:
    • Every Tuesday and Wednesday - 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
    • 2nd Saturday of every month - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    •  Website
ESC Materials
Acceptable materials are determined by the city of Houston and are subject to change with or without notice. Residents are advised to check for updates to this list periodically by visiting the ESC website.

Accepted Materials
  • Acid, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, aerosol cans
  • Chemicals: Crafts and Hobbies, Pool, Photography, Household
  • Degreasers, drain cleaners
  • Electronics: computer parts, monitor, printer, cell phones, TV, microwave (limit 2)
  • Fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, pest strips
  • Fluorescent/CFL lights (20 count limit/voucher)
  • Fuel (gasoline), kerosene, cooking oil
  • Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid, car wax, tires (limit of 2)
  • Paint, spray paint, paint thinner, metal polish
  • Power steering fluid, transmission fluid
  • Propane 5-pound cylinders; helium tanks
  • Solvents, turpentine, varnish, stains
  • Styrofoam blocks
ESC Unacceptable Materials
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Ammunition
  • Dioxins
  • Explosives
  • Medical waste/pharmaceuticals
  • PCBs
  • Radioactive material
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Waste generated by businesses