Information on local trash disposal sites, drop-off locations and pickup services are often available on city or county government websites. For example, the city websites of Houston, Philadelphia, Albuquerque and San Antonio provide garbage drop-off and pickup information for residents, as does the website of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Houston has several different landfill types that accept different waste items. Type I landfills take garbage and heavy trash, but also charge a drop-off fee. As of 2015, there are six Type I landfills within Houston, all of which are listed with corresponding addresses on the city website. The city's several Type IV landfills only take heavy trash and also charge a fee. The city also has a neighborhood depository that accepts heavy trash and is free for Houston residents. Those who want to recycle can take advantage of the city's recycling centers.
Philadelphia has several sanitation convenience centers where city residents can drop off automotive tires, bulk items, e-waste, yard waste and mattresses. The centers' operating hours are posted on the city website. If you drop off your items at one of the city's centers, you have to show proof of residency. Additional information you can find on city and county websites is trash pickup details and contact information.