Environmental Public Health Division
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Does Harris
County Require any Environmental Permits?
The only permits required by Harris County are Flood Plain Permits
and Septic Tank Permits. The County Engineer issues these. His
telephone number is (713) 956-3000.
- Can I burn my
trash and leaves?
If you live in the unincorporated areas of
Harris County you can burn trash and leaves produced at your
residence if you do not have regular garbage service provided by
a government agency. You should check your deed restrictions
also. You cannot burn any material generated by a business. If
you live inside the Houston City Limits contact the Bureau of
Air Quality Control at 640-4200 for information on burning. If
you live inside the city limits of any other city, call your
city health department or fire marshal.
You may not cause a nuisance to your neighbors under any circumstances.
- How do I dispose
of my household hazardous waste?
- Where can I
- Call (713) 551-7355 for locations inside the Houston City
- Call 1-800-cleanup (1-800-253-2687) for locations outside
the Houston City limits.
- For information on buying recycled content products, call
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Last updated: October 31, 2011
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
2223 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: (713) 439-6000