Houstonians who use the city's Westpark Recycling Center will have to temporarily find an alternative spot to drop off recyclable material as the center undergoes construction starting April 8.

The gist

The Westpark center, operated by the city's Solid Waste Management Department, will close for construction from April 8 through May 13, according to a March 27 alert from the city. The closure is warranted for safety reasons while crews work to replacement the center's roof, said Veronica Lizama, deputy director of administration with the Solid Waste Management Department.

What readers should know

Individuals who use the center to drop off recyclable materials are being asked to use another service location during the closure. Nearby neighborhood depositories include:
  • For recyclable material: Southwest Neighborhood Depository, 10785 Southwest Freeway, Houston
  • For electronic and hazardous waste: Environmental Service Center, 11500 S. Post Oak Road, Houston
Recyclable materials can also be dropped off at any of the city's other four recycling centers or its six neighborhood depositories, addresses for which can be found on the city's website.

One more thing

The closure of the center will not affect curbside recycling or trash service for residents in the area, Lizama said.