Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
Recycling at Community Events
Did you you see our recycling bins at the 4th of July celebration at Town Center?

KKG volunteers placed eight bins at the event and collected a record amount of plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass bottles.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors
Remax Associates Northeast, Local Print Solutions and Kingwood Mulch.

We believe that the vast majority of Kingwood residents like to recycle and given the opportunity, they will.

Mattress Recycling
Do you notice mattress dumping in your neighborhood?

A lot of people do not know what to do with their old worn out mattress, so they dump the mattress at the side of the street, put it out with the trash or dump it at a charity trailer like Purple Heart.

Each year in Houston’s metropolitan area, hundreds of thousands of mattresses are dumped to create millions of cubic feet of landfill, enough to fill two (2) Reliant Stadiums, every year!! In response to this the Houston Furniture Bank initiated the Mattress Recycling Program

Almost 600,000 mattresses are discarded each year in Houston alone, creating over 15 million cubic feet of landfill in our community. And 90% of these mattresses can be recycled! Only if a mattress is NOT in reusable condition, the Houston Furniture Bank recycle will it.

They prepare, sort, bale, and sell used mattress components and other recyclable items to build sustainable revenue for their operating costs, avoid millions of cubic feet of landfill trash and create  job opportunities for people with limited skills. They recycle mattresses that have stains, tears, odor, pet hair on it, are sagging or have been treated for bed bugs.

The HFB Mattress Recycling Center recycles used mattresses at their warehouse located at 8220 Mosley Rd., Houston, TX 77075. Mattresses require a donation that is tax deductible and collected at the time the items are received. $10 per piece if dropped off or $25 per piece if picked up.

To schedule a pick up or for more information or questions please call (713) 842-9771.

City of Houston as your Trash Hauler

Much of Kingwood and the surrounding area is served by private waste services companies.

If you live in the City of Houston, the Houston Solid Waste Department is responsible for trash service at your home. In Kingwood though, your home owner's associations (HOA) gets to choose which services you get!

The City of Houston Solid Waste Department only picks up trash once a week and they also only pick it up at the curb.  No back door pick up and they unfortunately no longer accept glass.  They do give each customer two large roll out dumpsters, one for trash and one for recycling.  In addition The City picks up green waste (grass, leaves, branches, dead plants) in a separate truck for composting. While the City does not charge for trash services, it is paid for by your City taxes.

No matter who picks up your trash, the City or a private company, they all should offer curbside recycling services. 

Recently the City and the Mayor have been
considering a new contract with FCC Environmental, a Spanish firm that would re-institute the collection of glass within the City.  Few details are available about that contract and about the company that proposes to build a new recycling sorting facility in Houston. 

Since Waste Management, a locally headquartered company, currently handles most of the City's recycled products, this new company would become a significant competitor for Waste Management.  Competition is often good in bringing down costs and increasing service options. (Waste Management's latest contract with the City does not include glass). So, from the standpoint of recycling more materials we at Keep Kingwood Green like the idea. 

As more information becomes available, we will do our best to keep you informed.  

Next Electronics Recycling on August 5th
Every 1st Saturday of the month, from 9am to 3pm you can bring your broken or outdated electronics to the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride.

CompuCycle is a major electronics recycler with their headquarters and de-manufacturing facility right here in Houston. They recycle responsibly various electronics. 
While the event is sponsored by the City of Houston, CompuCycle will take most
items from non-residents.  The only restrictions are on TV’s and monitors.  These items do not have enough recoverable components to make it worth their effort.  Since the City does not want these units going to the landfill or dumped in a back alley somewhere, they do pay a supplement to CompuCycle to responsibly recycle these two pieces of electronics.  So, only City residents can drop off these items and there is a limit to the size of TVs and monitors they accept in Kingwood: They do not accept monitors larger than 27 inches

CompuCycle will take any other electronics listed on their
website from everyone. For those large monitors and TVs residents have to drive to CompuCycle's headquarters in Houston.

Meet us at the Library

Keep Kingwood Green is going to have a community meeting and presentation "Why Recycling Matters" at the Kingwood library on Saturday, August 5th from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Come and bring your recycling questions. For more information go to our
Facebook page our call us at 713-206-0558.
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Did you see our bins at the 4th of July event at Town Center?
KKG collected many hundreds of plastic bottles, alluminum cans and glass bottles
Do not dump  - just don't!
Your old mattress can be properly recycled
Let the Houston Furniture Bank recycle that old mattress
Don't trash your old mattress
Please do not contaminate
The City also sends a trash truck for mixed recycling
Many residents use the recycling bins on the weekend at the park & ride lot
No glass allowed in the City's curbside bins
The City of Houston will also recycle your Christmas tree
Most Kingwood residents can not recycle their yard waste - it will end up in the landfill
NO electronic waste should ever end up in our landfill
Look for CompuCycle's truck at the Metro Park & Ride
Do not trash your old electronics
Keep Kingwood Green volunteers at a past B.O.P.A. collection event
Donate to Keep Kingwood Green while shopping at Amazon.
We love talking about composting and food scrap recycling
Your Keep Kingwood Green Volunteers

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