What’s old is new again in the city of Houston—at least when it comes to recycling glass. The return of curbside glass recycling means that EaDo residents can now include bottles and jars made from clear, green and brown glass with their recycling, per a press release from Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office.

The positive change comes in the wake of a new recycling facility in northeast Houston from contractor Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, Inc. (FCC).

The development marks an excellent opportunity for residents to rethink their waste management and the impact on our neighborhood and city.

As a reminder:

The city currently accepts the following items for recycling:

  • Paper (newspaper, magazines, color ad inserts, office paper, mail, telephone books)
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum
  • Tin cans
  • Plastics (bottles and jugs, marked with a #1 – #5, and #7, recycling symbol).

Any items should be clean, dry and empty before recycling.

You may place recyclable materials together in the same bin/cart.

Overflow materials can be put in a separate paper grocery bag and placed on top or on the side of your green bin (18-gallon bin only).

Corrugated cardboard must be broken down into 3 x 3 foot squares.

Non-curbside customers can still recycle glass and the above items at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Centers. The closest to EaDo residents is located at 2240 Central Street.

For more information, visit the Solid Waste Management Department website.