Post-Harvey Recovery Info Solid Waste Recycling Resumes Nov. 13

October 25, 2017

The Solid Waste Department will resume its curbside recycling collection schedule starting Monday, November 13, 2017. The resumption of service is as follows:

“B Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
“A Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

As curbside recycling collection reboots, customers are encouraged to place only the following items in their green recycling carts: paper, cardboard, clean food cartons, plastic containers #1-5 and #7, aluminum cans and bimetal cans. A detailed list of accepted items can be found on department’s website (http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/recycling.html). Customers are also reminded that glass is not accepted in the curbside containers, but can be recycled at all City recycling drop-off locations. The recycling link previously mentioned lists those locations and has them mapped.

Here are a few other reminders to remember after our recycling hiatus:

  1. No Hurricane Harvey Debris should be in the recycling cart. While we recognize that many customers used their carts to haul demolition material to the curb immediately after Harvey, material of that type is not recyclable and is considered trash.
  2. Recycling should be loose and not bagged in the cart. Loose material speeds the processing line and ensures that contamination is kept at a minimum.
  3. Glass is not accepted at this time and should be taken to a convenient drop-off site.
  4. Junk Waste and Yard Waste services remain suspended until further notice. Those crews continue to work on Hurricane Harvey debris removal.
  5. All city drop-off locations continue to work on a 7 day schedule until further notice. These sites include the Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark Recycling Center and the Environmental Service Center. Remember to check with 3-1-1 or the department’s webpage for operating hours.
  6. The Recycling Collection Schedule is found here: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Recycle_Cal.pdf

All Solid Waste Services Collection Day Information can be found at the following link: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/service_schedules.html.


Non-Profits Receiving Grant Funding

Dear District K:

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (“HHRF”), run jointly by the City of Houston and Harris County, has raised approximately $79 million. The first $7.55 million of these funds was recently disbursed to 28 non-profit organizations. Below is a summary of the organizations that received this grant funding, the amount they received, and how they will use the money.

District K residents are invited to call or visit any of these organizations if they desire the kinds of services/funding being offered. For this first round of grant funding, there is no central application process and no specific criteria for qualification. If you are interested in receiving aid you must contact each organization directly. The HHRF’s advisory board is working with the Greater Houston Community Foundation to develop specific criteria and an application process for future rounds of grant funding. This will be established through an open request-for-proposals process which is currently underway.

Additional Information: https://houstonrecovers.org/local-relief-fund-announces-first-grants-services-flood-victims/

Grant Recipients:

Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
4300 Lyons Ave # 300, Houston, TX 77020
(713) 674-0175
www.fifthwardcrc.org
$140,000
for basic needs, providing emergency financial assistance, restoring homes and handling case management and project management

Aldine Education Foundation
14910 Aldine Westfield Rd, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 985-6078
aldineeducationfoundation.org
$200,000
for financial assistance to staff and students’ families

Alliance for Multicultural Community Service
6440 Hillcroft Ave. #411, Houston, TX 77081
(713) 776-4700
allianceontheweb.org
$147,000
for providing linguistically and culturally appropriate emergency case management to approximately 700 limited English proficient (LEP) households

Avenue Community Development Corporation
2505 Washington Ave # 400, Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-8099
www.avenuecdc.org
$300,000
for providing disaster and housing recovery counseling and home repair services

Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center
6500 Rookin, Houston, TX 77074
(713) 273-3701
bakerripley.org
$1,000,000
for providing basic needs, temporary housing, home restoration, emergency financial assistance and case management

Boat People SOS – Houston, Inc.
11360 Bellaire Blvd #910, Houston, TX 77072
(281) 530-6888
www.bpsos.org
$94,000
for providing basic needs, emergency financial assistance and case management

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77006
(713)-874-6594
www.catholiccharities.org
$360,000
for emergency basic needs assistance and intake services

Chinese Community Center, Inc.
9800 Town Park Dr, Houston, TX 77036
(713) 271-6100
ccchouston.org
$100,000
for providing shelter, recovery/rebuilding, rental assistance and case management

Coalition for the Homeless/New Hope Housing
2000 Crawford St #700, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 739-7514
www.homelesshouston.org
$1,750,000
for providing temporary housing, rapid re-housing and home restoration, financial assistance and case management

Communities In Schools of Houston
1235 N Loop W Fwy, Houston, TX 77008
(713) 654-1515
cishouston.org
$25,000
for providing basic needs, emergency financial assistance and case management to students’ families impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County
4625 LILLIAN ST, HOUSTON, TX 77007-5544
(713) 861-4849
www.familyhouston.org
$40,000
for case management and emergency financial assistance

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall St; Houston, Texas 77029
(713) 223-3700
houstonfoodbank.org
$350,000
for providing basic needs and teacher aid school supplies

Houston Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
3750 N McCarty St, Houston, TX 77029
(713) 671-9993
houstonhabitat.org
$400,000
for providing home restoration/repair and emergency financial assistance (3 months free of mortgage payments)

Humble Area Assistance Ministries
1204 1st St E, Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-0993
haamministries.org
$275,000
for providing basic needs, temporary housing, emergency financial assistance and case management

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
3303 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 533-4900
imgh.org
$150,000
for basic needs, home restoration supplies and case management to assist seniors, plus a staffing position at Volunteer Houston to facilitate the new volunteers interested in helping

Jewish Family Service – Houston
4131 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
(713) 667-9336
www.jfshouston.org
$343,750
for rapid re-housing financial assistance, resource distribution aid and case management

Katy Christian Ministries
5510 1st St, Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-0003
ktcm.org
$110,000
for basic needs, temporary housing, emergency financial assistance and case management

Main Street Ministries Houston
5100 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
281) 833-3434
www.msmhouston.org
$250,000
for basic needs, temporary housing, home restoration, emergency financial assistance and case management

Memorial Assistance Ministries
1625 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77080
(713) 468-4516
www.maministries.org
$350,000
for basic needs, emergency financial assistance and case management

Montrose Counseling Center, Inc.
401 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-0037
www.montrosecenter.org
$130,000
for basic needs, temporary housing, home restoration, emergency financial assistance and case management

New Hope Housing
320 N Hamilton St, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 223-1995
newhopehousing.com
$25,000
for temporary housing

North Channel Assistance Ministries
13837 Bonham St, Houston, TX 77015
(346) 226-2105
www.northchannelassistance.org
$400,000
for basic needs and financial assistance for housing needs

Northwest Assistance Ministries
15555 Kuykendahl Rd, Houston, TX 77090
(281) 885-4555
namonline.org
$250,000
for basic needs and temporary housing directed through case management services

Salvation Army
1500 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 752-0677
salvationarmyhouston.org
$100,000
for basic needs, home restoration and emergency financial assistance

SEARCH Homeless Services
2015 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 739-7752
www.searchhomeless.org
$55,575
for emergency case management

Tahirih Justice Center
1717 Saint James Place #450, Houston, TX 77056
(713) 496-0100
www.tahirih.org
$40,000
for emergency case management

Volunteers of America Inc.
(800) 899-0089
www.voatx.org
$100,000
for basic needs, emergency financial assistance and case management

West Houston Assistance Ministries
10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042
(713) 780-2727
www.whamministries.org
$66,000
for basic needs and emergency financial assistance

In approximately 90 days, each of these organizations will be reviewed to see how they disbursed their funds. For subsequent rounds of funding, HHRF’s board co-chairs have appointed a grants committee composed of experts in grant-making and disaster recovery along with philanthropic leaders from across the community. The grants committee will use its expertise to review the applications and offer funding recommendations to the advisory board for approval.