Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area

Fall BOPA is Here!

Major semi-annual disposal event comes to Kingwood on Saturday, October 25th from 9AM to 1PM

If you are new to the Houston area or even if you have been here a while you may not know what a BOPA is.  Simply stated, it is City of Houston slang for a collection event of Batteries, Oils, Paint (latex based only), and Anti Freeze.  And lucky for us, Pete from Junky Business will be there as he has the past few years collecting scrap metal, car parts, and major and minor appliances to be recycled.  (no electronics or TV’s please)

Since this is provided by the City of Houston only Houston residents can use the service.  At the last BOPA in April over 420 cars brought over 24,000 pounds of these hard to dispose of items to the four hour event.  City Councilman, Dave Martin, is the sponsor of this service and Keep Kingwood Green volunteers are happy to greet you and answer any questions you might have about recycling at the event.

Since electronics are now collected the first Saturday of every month at this same location, there is seldom more than a ten minute wait to drop off your items.  The location at the Kingwood Metro Park and Ride lot is convenient to most Kingwood residents.  Collection of the BOPA items will begin at 9 AM and stop at 1 PM this coming Saturday, October 25th
If you cannot attend on Saturday, there are other, but less convenient ways, to get rid of these items.  Go to our web site for that information.  Yes, you really should get those old paint cans and oil out of your garage.   If you do not live in the City of Houston, disposal information for you is also on the web site. 

The Keep Kingwood Green organization is a 501-c3 non profit.  We do collect cell and smart phones for recycling and make a bit of money to help pay our expenses with these obsolete, broken, or just unwanted phones.  If you have one to donate to us, bring it along and we will give you a green reusable bag in return.  You can also drop them at Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware or at Local Print Solutions.  If you take them to the monthly electronic collection, we will appreciate your asking them to save the phone for us.

So please collect all these materials this week and then come to see us on Saturday between 9 and 1 at the Metro lot in Kingwood!
Event Recycling! Another way you can make a difference 
All of us enjoy going to a game, a performance, or maybe the yearly Kingwood Car Show.  At these events we consume hundreds of bottles and cans of our favorite drinks. 

Typically there are trash containers at the events, but no recycling bins.  The result is that all that aluminum and plastic goes to the Atascocita landfill where it is lost forever.  Keep Kingwood Green is trying to change that. 

Thanks to several businesses and KKG volunteers, special event organizers can now furnish recycling bins for their events.  This past weekend bins were at the ‘This is Kingwood’, Taylor Hicks concert and at the Annual Kingwood Car Show.  The bin sponsors were Local Print Solutions, Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware, and Mojo’s Sports Bar and Grille.  Over 50 pounds of recyclable material was recovered and saved from the landfill.  Thanks for helping to Keep Kingwood Green!  

Sustainability Panel at LSC-Kingwood this Friday October 24th 
Lone Star College-Kingwood will host a panel discussion entitled, “Sustainability: College, Student and Career”.  It will be held on Friday October 24, 2014 in the Student Conference Center, SCC, between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.  The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

A distinguished panel from retail, education, consulting and advocacy will explain the role of sustainability in their job and organization.  They will discuss how a community college can interest and prepare students to make sustainability part of their chosen career.
The panel will consist of Jim Blackburn, Attorney and Rice University Professor; Rachel Powers, Executive Director, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition; Tajana Mesic, Founder and President, Green Grove Group and Susan Ghertner, Director, Environmental Affairs, HEB.  Brian Shmaefsky a LSC-Kingwood Professor will moderate the discussion.
For more information, contact or call 281.213 1788.

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Fall BOPA Recycling Event Kingwood Park n Ride     Oct 25th 9AM to 1PM
Only bring Latex paint to the BOPA Recycling Event - no Oil paint
Say hello to KKG volunteers
at the BOPA event!
Bring your old cell phones
Help support KKG! 

Look for KKG Recycling bins
at local events. And contact us for sponsorship info!
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