Earth Day Activities at Lone Star College - Kingwood:
We at Keep Kingwood Green try to make every day Earth Day. This year on the official Earth Day, we will be celebrating with the Students and Faculty at Lone Star College, Kingwood. On April 22nd we will have a table and outreach event on the campus from noon until 1:30. Other clubs at the college will also have tables in the courtyard behind PAC (the old SFA building). All are invited to stop and talk to us about recycling and other "green" initiatives.
The Students and the College are also collecting used electronics as a fund raiser from noon to 1 PM Tuesday April 15th and Thursday, April 17th. For more information: M.Johnson@lonestar.edu 281-312-1603
To kick off their week, on Monday, April 21st at 12:30 AM and 6:00 PM the ECO Club will be showing the film "Chasing Ice". All are invited to attend.
Free Document Shredding by the City of Houston:
When: May 17th from 9 AM to 1 PM
Where: Kingwood Metro Park and Ride lot
This is a free service but only offered in Kingwood once a year!
(check back later for more details)
Electronic Waste Recycling - Once a Month (first Saturday of every month)
Metro Park and Ride, 9 AM to 3 PM
It is City sponsored by Compucycle
BOPA Collection Event - Next event on April 26th,2014 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride
(Batteries, Motor and Cooking Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze and Scrap Metal)
BOPA is brought to you by Council Member Dave Martin in partnership with Solid Waste Department.
No electronics, No oil base paint
For Houston Residents only.
Click here for more information.
- The two Environmental Service Centers for Houston residents take all BOPA items and hazardous materials like oil based paint, household chemicals, fuels, etc. (see their website for all items, direction and opening hours).
- The Westpark Consumer recycling Center is open Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM and take all BOPA items and more (see website for all items) but not oil based paint and chemical.
- If you live outside the City of Houston but in Harris County your alternative is to take your items to the Harris County Collection facility
- If you live outside of Harris County visit Earth 911 or contact us and we will try to find your closest drop off site
Drug Take-Back Day on April 26th, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride
Please note that although the day and location are the same as the BOPA event, no drugs will be accepted before 10 AM.
Kingwood Drop off Center - Every Weekend
The drop off center provided by the City of Houston is located at the Metro Park and Ride . It can be accessed from Lake Houston Parkway or Rustic Wood Dr. It is open each weekend from Friday afternoon until 8 AM Monday morning. The drop-off center accepts: aluminum and steel cans, including empty aerosol cans, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7 (not #6!) plastic bottles and containers, clear and colored glass, paper, cardboard and phone books and . Please flatten your cardboard.
Good News! Recycle your paper juice and milk containers with the cardboard at the Kingwood Weekend Recycling at the Park and Ride lot. Do rinse them first.
Good News! From now on, you can also recycle your carton juice and milk containers with the cardboard. Do rinse them first.
Have a look also at What NOT to Put in the Bin.
Paper Recycling Bins - Every Day
Most kinds of paper can be dropped in the Abitibi green and yellow recycling bins that you will find in the parking lot of most schools and churches: newspapers, magazines, shopping catalogues, junk mail (even envelopes with windows), and phone books. (Please, remove all plastic bags and recycle them at grocery stores.). No more cardboard. Please bring flatten cardboard to the weekly Drop off Center.
Where can you recycle these items?
Visit our Local Recycling Guide on this website or pick up a brochure at:
Keep Kingwood Green awarded over $1000 to students and teachers last school year for their efforts in researching and writing about recycling. Out of the hundreds of entries in this contest, we are proud to announce the District Winners!
Kingwood Farmer Market - Every Thursday from 3 PM to 7 PM
If you love fresh home grown fruits and vegetables, now is the time to visit the Farmers Market in Kingwood Town Center Park.
Come and visit the certified vendors to buy locally grown and produced fruit, vegetables and such delicacies as indian food, jellies and jams, artisan breads, olive oil, goat cheese, lavender, jerky, sugar-free desserts, orchids and many others.
You can now check their web site at: www.towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket