The purpose of Solid Waste Services is to provide collection, disposal and recycling services to the citizens of Huntsville in accordance with standards established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and City Ordinances.
The Solid Waste Disposal Division operates the Solid Waste Transfer Station, which is the collection point for all municipal waste for the City, TDCJ, SHSU, and other areas throughout Walker County. It is then transported to the Polk County Solid Waste Management Center Facility. Other divisions include:
Commercial Collection Division - Provides services for commercial customers through the use of dumpsters, open top roll off containers and compacting roll off containers.
Recycling Division - Provides curbside recycling service to residential customers once per week. Encourages citizens to minimize waste through recycling and education programs such as the annual Electronic Recycling event and partnerships with other organizations in Walker County. Upon request The City of Huntsville will provide each active utility account with a BLUE recycling cart. The request for a BLUE Recycling cart can be made by calling Customer service at 936-294-5712.