Houston Announces Moratorium on Heavy Trash Code Enforcement in Aftermath of Winter Storm

Heavy trash code enforcement suspended February 23 to March 12, 2021 No citations will be issued during this time

Due to widespread damage to many homes during last week’s winter storm, the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Inspections and Public Service (IPS) division will suspend heavy trash code enforcement, effective immediately through Friday, March 12, 2021 to allow residents adequate time to clear debris from their properties. The department will resume heavy trash code enforcement on March 15, 2021.

For information about heavy trash codes and guidelines, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org and www.houstontx.gov/ips/avoid_common_violations.

For questions about notices and citations issued by DON, call the IPS Call Center at 832-394-0600.


Evangelina Vigil
Departments of Neighborhoods
Office: 832.393.0832
Mobile: 281.904.3015

Tyra Wilkins
Solid Waste Management Department
Office: 832.393.0448
Mobile: 713.542.0160