Ever see someone pour motor oil into a storm sewer? Use the nearest ditch to dispose of grass clippings with the leaf blower? Did you ever wonder where it all ends up? Galveston Bay. Substances that make their way into the City of Houston and Harris County storm water drainage system flow directly into our bayous, rivers and ultimately, into the Bay. If storm water is contaminated by contact with pollutants, then that's how it stays. Storm water receives no treatment.

This Web site will help you learn what you can do to keep our water clean for generations to come.



Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 30th 10 am - 2 pm


We will be collecting pharmaceuticals at the Harris County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility — 6900 Hahl Rd. (at Gessner and 290), 77040 on April 30th, between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. This is the only day we will be collecting these items.


Please note:

HHW items will also be collected during these hours. If you have any questions please call 281-560-6200.

Thank You.


Visit or call 800-882-9539 for a collection site near you!

Click HERE for the flyer.

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