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Posted on: December 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Offices Closed for New Year's Holiday

New Years Closure

City offices will be closed in observance of the New Year’s holiday on Friday, December 31. There will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection on this day. Recycling and yard waste normally collected on Friday will be collected Wednesday, December 29. Please hold your trash until your next regularly scheduled day Tuesday, January 4. 

The West University Place Recreation Center will close at 5:30pm on Friday, December 31 and be closed on New Year’s Day Saturday, January 1. The Recreation Center will resume its regular operating schedule on Sunday, January 2. 

Christmas String Light Recycling - In conjunction with the Houston Zoo, the City will be accepting holiday string lights for recycling starting through January 15.
Drop off locations:
City Hall - 3800 University Blvd.
Public Works Office - 3826 Amherst St.
West U Recreation Center - 4210 Bellaire Blvd. 

Christmas Tree Recycling - The city will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling between December 28 through January 15.
Please place your tree, free of any foreign materials or objects (bulbs, lights, stands, etc.), curbside on your regular trash day. These trees will be taken to a local composter and recycled as mulch. Please be aware that we will do our best to collect your Christmas trees on the day they are placed curbside, but occasionally due to the volume of trees, your tree may not be picked up the same day.

Trees not accepted for recycling - Trees that are flocked or have ornaments, lights, stands, or any other foreign objects WILL NOT be accepted for recycling. These trees will be collected with your normal household trash and disposed of in the landfill.

If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 713-662-5839 or by email at

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