City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department

February 14, 2018

Contact: Jessica Beemer

Solid Waste Management Department (SMWD) City Crews Return to Regular Tree/Junk Schedule on Thursday, March 1, 2018

  Houston, TX – The Solid Waste Management Department will temporarily suspend city crews collecting Hurricane Harvey storm debris effective February 28, 2018. Contracted storm debris crews will remain in place until further notice. City Junk Waste/Tree Waste crews will resume the regularly scheduled Tree Waste and Junk Waste collections effective March 1, 2018.

Mayor Sylvester Turner stated, “Houstonians should be very thankful and proud of the hard work of their Solid Waste Management employees who worked tirelessly to relieve them of the debris burden and immediate stress created by the ravages of Hurricane Harvey.  City debris crews were on the ground immediately after the floodwaters receded and homeowners began their road to recovery.”

Solid Waste Director Harry Hayes was also very thankful and proud of the work of the department’s employees and noted that “Houston’s solid waste team is extremely dedicated to serving its community especially in their time of extreme need.  Many solid waste employees suffered Harvey damage, but were on the job from day one ensuring that the community quickly recovered.”

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018:  Regular Tree Waste Schedule
  • Monday, April 2, 2018:  Regular Junk Waste Schedule 

Remember odd months are Tree Waste and even months are Junk Waste.

Tree Waste months:  January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Junk Waste months:  February, April, June, August, October and December.

Harvey Storm Debris is still being collected, continue to place debris at the curb. Report uncollected storm debris to the City of Houston 3-1-1 service line.
For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at, like their page on Facebook at, follow them on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, (713-837-0311), the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.

Harvey Committee Hearing

January 25, 2018

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

Public Invited to Attend Texas Senate Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs Harvey Committee Hearing

Houston, TX – The Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs will host a committee hearing on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., located at Wharton County Junior College, 911 E. Boling Hwy, Wharton, Texas 77488.

The committee will hear invited and public testimony regarding the impact to agriculture and rural communities from Hurricane Harvey, along with the following charge:

1) Study and make recommendations on how to move forward with water infrastructure projects in the State Water Plan that will help mitigate floods through flood control, diversion, and storage projects. Evaluate plans for a possible third reservoir in addition to Addicks and Barker to control and alleviate additional flooding in the region. Additionally, review the current status of reservoir projects in Texas. Examine opportunities for coordination between federal and state agencies to develop flood mitigation infrastructure, and the ongoing maintenance and restoration of critical dam infrastructure.

To find a complete summary of the 2017 Interim Legislative Charges: Hurricane Harvey Response, issued by the Lieutenant Governor, click here.

While the conversation will focus on rural and agricultural Harvey related issues, both Council Member Dave Martin and Senator Brandon Creighton want to make sure residents are notified of all opportunities to make comments related to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s interim charges for the Texas Senate.

Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person. Written testimony will be accepted at the event. Additionally, should you not be able to attend the hearing, testimony can be submitted by email to Lauren Murray, Committee Clerk, as well as Senator Brandon Creighton at

For more information, please contact Rusty Smith, Committee Director, at (512) 463-0340.

Lane Closure at West Lake Houston Parkway and Northpark Drive


January 5, 2018

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

SCHEDULED: Lane Closure at West Lake Houston Parkway and Northpark Drive

Houston, TX – Council Member Dave Martin would like to make Kingwood residents aware that the northbound inside left turn lane on West Lake Houston Parkway at Northpark Drive will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, January 6. The lane is expected to reopen by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 8, weather permitting.

This lane closure is part of phase one of the Lake Houston Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ 10) intersection improvements at West Lake Houston Parkway and Northpark Drive, which are expected to be complete Spring 2018.

Intermittent delays are expected during construction. As a result, Council Member Martin has alerted the Houston Police Department’s Kingwood Substation and has asked that officers help with traffic mitigation when possible. Additionally, traffic control measures will be in place on site including traffic barrels, traffic cones, directional signage and flagmen.

For more information, please contact the District E office by calling (832) 393-3008 or by emailing

Recover Lake Houston Plea For Three

Council Member Dave Martin Encourages Kingwood and Lake Houston AreaResidents to Participate in the Recover Lake Houston Plea For Three

Houston, TX – On November 13, in a news article distributed to the Kingwood Community, Council Member Dave Martin was quoted at the Lake Houston Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ 10) meeting, asking community members to “show up” and speak out for their community. It was communicated to the District E office that community members misunderstood the article as Council Member Martin asking community members to “show up” at the upcoming TIRZ 10 meetings.

Council Member Martin appreciates the support and interest that has been received the last couple of weeks, but attending the TIRZ 10 meeting was not what Council Member Martin meant by “show up”. Council Member Martin’s comments were meant to ask members of the community to rise up as a community and get involved in the overall process of recovery and mitigation. Council Member Martin continues to fight for District E but without a unified voiced from the community, our pleas for help will be forgotten.

TIRZ 10 meetings are open to the public and residents are welcome to attend, but the focus of TIRZ 10 is to provide mobility improvements to the Kingwood area. There are no flood or natural disaster topics on the TIRZ 10 agenda at this time. If you are still interested in attending the upcoming TIRZ 10 meeting on Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 a.m. located in the Kingwood Community Center, and the agenda can be found here.

The best way for the community to “show up” now is to participate in the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Plea for Three Initiative, which seeks to achieve swift and immediate actions. There will be more opportunities to get involved in the future but it is important for the community to strike now and ask for these immediate actions to take place by participating in the Plea for Three.

Please share the Plea for Three information with your neighbors and family, and encourage them to contact the officials identified in the Plea for Three through the letter template provided here. Council Member Martin is doing all that he can to engage local elected officials, but community participation is essential in making this effort a success. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor know that Kingwood is Strong, but we are hurting and need their help to reduce future flooding in our area.

For more information, please contact Council Member Martin’s office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at

Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project

Houston, TX – Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to invite residents to attend an informational open house, Wednesday, November 15, to learn about the expansion of the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) located at 12121 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Humble, TX 77396.


The meeting will be held at Woodcreek Middle School located at 14600 Woodson Park Drive, Houston, TX 77044, and will cover the same material as the October 25 open house. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:00 p.m., and the meeting will conclude at 8:00 p.m.

The NEWPP is expanding their existing 80 million-gallons-per-day (MGD) plant by 320 MGD through the construction of a new plant adjacent to the existing facilities. The new plant, Plant 2, will be constructed within the property boundaries of the existing 152-acre treatment plant site.

This expansion is a collaborative effort undertaken by the City of Houston in order to provide additional treated water capacity for the City and the four Authorities that will participate in the project in accordance with the second supplement to the water supply contracts water demands and the requirements of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District as well as the Fort Bend Subsidence District that restrict groundwater usage. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2024.

City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Staff will be on hand during the open house to explain the expansion project as well as answer any questions that you may have. The District E Office encourages you to attend one of these meetings as well as to visit If you are unable to attend the meetings or would like to learn more please contact representatives from the water project at or call (281) 520-3777.

The District E office can be reached at (832) 393-3008 or via email at

Kingwood Greens Village Security Report from Board Meeting on October 19, 2017

Kingwood Greens Village Security Report from Board Meeting on October 19, 2017

Attached is the Kingwood Greens Village Security Report.   We will also post this on the website for others to see.  We  encourage everyone to provide us with their email ids so that we can communicate information from Council Member Martin, Waste Management, etc.

The emails are only used by us to send out pertinent information for Kingwood Greens Village community.

Thank you.

Security Report