On August 30, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Department suspended curbside recycling services so that it could focus on the removal of debris generated by Hurricane Harvey. And now, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that the city could resume curbside recycling services the first week of November.
The city has completed its first pass of debris pickup and will complete two more passes in the near future. The second pass is expected to take 60 days and to end by December 1.
Houston Press has more details:
The city suspended pickup of the green bins on August 30 as it prepared for the disaster cleanup of more than 8 million cubic yards of debris. On Wednesday, Turner announced that Solid Waste and its contractors had finished the first pass for Harvey debris at a sooner-than-expected pace and that recycling could resume the first week of November.
“Based on the pace those things are proceeding, we’re thinking we can speed that process up,” Turner said.