Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
Harvey Heartbreak

Most neighborhoods have been cleared of most debris, but the heartbreak and pain will linger on for a long time.

The City of Houston has a dedicated website called where you can look up
Harvey by the Numbers. How many structures were damages and how much debris was removed within the city limits.

And Kingwood had to say goodbye to the amazing crew from the San Antonio Solid Waste Department. They worked tirelessly to clear curbsides and front yards of Harvey debris. Thank you!

NO Electronics Recycling in October!
We just found out that there will be NO E-Waste collection in October. Normally it's every 1st Saturday of the month, from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride.

No reason was given and we are trying to find out, why CompuCycle is not coming to Kingwood. Please stay tuned!

Please hold on to your damaged and outdated electronics and wait for the next electronics recycling event, which hopefully will be on Saturday, November 4th.

If you have time and the opportunity, we'd like to encourage you to otherwise drive to
CompuCycle's headquarters in Houston. Or call the local Best Buy store and see if they will take your E-waste. CompuCycle will take any other electronics listed on their website from anyone.

B.O.P.A. Canceled!
Unfortunately the clean-up work is not done and the City of Houston Solid Waste Department announced that they CANCELED the upcoming B.O.P.A. collection event!
Council Member Dave Martin: "Kingwood residents, please note that the Solid Waste Department has cancelled the October 28th B.O.P.A. Recycling event. Council Member Martin urged the Solid Waste Department to reconsider this decision, however the department is focused solely on debris removal following Harvey. As soon as the event is rescheduled the District E office will alert residents. Again, this decision was made by the Solid Waste Department, and any questions and concerns can be sent directly to them by emailing"

If you can’t wait for a (hopefully) rescheduled B.O.P.A. but have items to drop off, there are alternatives.  Go to our website and check out the options under the Local Recycling Guide. 

If you want to recycle your scrap metal or old appliances, please call local Junky Business at 832-377-5865 and Pete will come and pick up your water-damaged refrigerator, washer or dryer for free!

If you have oil based paint or other hazardous substances you will have to take it to the City's Environmental Service Center:

Material Accepted: Household Hazardous Waste (ex. paint, cleaners, fertilizer, batteries, etc.)
Open: Monday – Sunday; 9am – 3pm
Address: 11500 South Post Oak 77035


What do I do with my hazardous waste? (Things that B.O.P.A. won’t take)
Household Hazardous Waste: All of us have it! 

Some keep it under the sink. Others have shelves full of it in the garage or utility room. Maybe it is lurking behind or aside of the garage. Our recent experience with Harvey points out to all of us, that we should get rid of these substances before they cause a serious pollution problem. Harvey moved tons of this stuff out into our yards, down the sewers and ultimately out into the river and the Gulf. 

It is illegal to pour it down the drain or the sewer. It cannot go into your garbage can, and you better not bury it in your back yard.  So what is a homeowner to do?

The City of Houston offers a disposal facility called an
ESC (Environmental Servie Center) you can take these things to. It is not convenient to Kingwood, but taking it there is the responsible thing to do. Currently, as the result of Harvey, the permanent facility on Post Oak is open longer hours but the one closest to us is closed.  Go to their website to see what they take and hours of operation.

If you live in Harris County but not in the City of Houston, your facility is near the intersection of Beltway 8 and US290 on the North West side.  Call the Harris County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 281-560-6200
if you have questions or go to their website.
We often buy too much of some of these things and then when they are left over we tend to be pack rats.  Don’t be that rat.  Do dispose of them responsibly!

National Drug Take-Back scheduled for October 28th

On October 28th at 10 AM to 2 PM at the Kingwood Park & Ride

The DEA in cooperation with the Houston Police is offering another safe prescription drugs disposal opportunity on Saturday, October 28th.
According to the DEA's website - Americans turned in more unused prescription drugs at the most recent DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day than on any of the previous 10 events since it began in 2010, demonstrating their understanding of the value of this service.

On April 29th, 2017 the DEA and over 4,200 of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners collected
900,386 pounds of unwanted medicines — about 450 tons — at almost 5,400 sites spread through all 50 states. The top two states with the largest collections were California with 74864 lbs and Texas with 72,361 lbs.
Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale

Order online by Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Green Building Resource Center will help area residents conserve water and resources by offering 50-gallon rain barrels and 65-gallon compost bins at discounted prices of just $69.00 and $65.00.   Made from recycled material, they come with instructions for easy set-up and use. Visit the Houston Permitting Center in the West Parking lot to pick up your items between 10:00 am and noon on Saturday, October 14.
Recycling at Community Events this Fall
KKG is again putting out recycling bins at local community events and festivals.

KKG volunteers placed ten bins at the St.Martha's Fall Festival last weekend and collected a record amount of plastic bottles and aluminum cans: 17 full and partially full bags! We also collected about 20 pounds of cardboard. Probably the most we have ever picked up at a single event in one day.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors   Kingwood Mulch  and KW Northeast Realtor Pauline Worth

Look for our bins and help us recycle at Church of the Good Shepard's Fall Festival October 21st, 10am to 5pm.

And let us know if you would like to sponsor any of our recycling bins at other upcoming community events.
Contact us, we are always looking for people and businesses to partner with.

A New KKG website!
Keep Kingwood Green is proud to announce the launch of their new website. Please come and check us out. We hope you like what you see!
How Can You Give Feedback or Ask Questions? 


Visit our web site! Contact us via email. We also maintain a Facebook page. Like us or Follow us!

Call us 713-206-0558 and leave a message. One of our volunteers will get back to you as fast as possible.

Appliances curbside after Harvey
Bring your cardboard to the recycling bins at the Park & Ride
NO electronic waste should ever end up in our landfill
Recycle all electronics
Dispose of your car batteries safely
Hang on to your bucket of latex paint for the next B.O.P.A. if you can
Keep batteries, oil, paint and antifreeze out of the landfill
Pete from Junky Business will take your appliances and scrap metal
Please do not dump your stuff
Household Hazardous Waste
Harris County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 6900 Hahl Road (290 & N. Gessner) Houston, TX 77040
Check your garage shelves
Never pour those down the drain
Turn in your expired or unused medication
Bring your expired and unused meds
Get your 50-gallon rain barrel
KKG volunteers collected thousands of plastic bottles, aluminum cans at St.Martha's
Thanks to Kingwood Mulch for sponsoring two bins
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CANCELED:  B.O.P.A. collection event scheduled on Saturday, October 28th!

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