Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
Wanted: Volunteers

Give us a hand on Saturday, April 30th at the B.O.P.A. collection event.

Help with traffic control, handing out and collecting information, and answering questions for the hundreds of people that will be recycling that day.

Early shift is 8:30 am to 11:30 am or come for the late shift, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Must be able to stand and greet the public. Free Keep Kingwood Green T-shirt and lunch. Earn service hours for high school or college students.

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B.O.P.A. & Drug Take-Back
B.O.P.A (Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze), Major Appliance, Scrap Metal and the National Drug Take-Back Collection Event are coming to Kingwood on April 30th.  Come on down to the Metro Park and Ride lot, enter on Lake Houston Parkway. Only rechargeable & lead acid Batteries, used motor & cooking oil and latex paint (no oil-based paint) and the limit is 15 gallons for antifreeze, oil and paint. Bring your driver's license or water bill as proof of City of Houston residency. See here for the flyer
B.O.P.A., Appliance and Scrap Metal collection takes place from 9 am to 1 pm and the Medication and Drug Take-Back from 10 am to 2 pm (since this is a National Program the times are set by the DEA.)
The Keep Kingwood Green crew is always at this event to help with traffic flow, to hand out recycling information, and answer your questions.  Look for our tent near the entrance to the parking lot.  We do recycle cell and smart phones as a fund raiser and would appreciate any contributions of those that you are willing to give us.


E-Waste Recycling
Electronic Waste collection is this month on Saturday, May 7th from 9 am to 3 pm at Kingwood Metro Park & Ride lot.

It's illegal to leave TVs and other electronics out for trash pickup or to hide them in a trash bag. Your old, outdated television set should never be thrown out with the trash or left out for dump collection. That's because old TVs contain toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and more. These chemicals are detrimental to human and environmental health, and they need to be dealt with safely. Instead of hauling your TV to the curb, you can recycle it, sell it, or donate it.

Do the right thing and if it is 27” or less take it to the monthly collection event. If larger, take it to
Compucycle for free disposal or check with Goodwill or Best Buy to see if they will take it.

Keep Kingwood Green observed a TV sitting on the curb in Fosters Mill on trash day recently.   Please don’t do that to your neighbors and grandchildren! 

CompuCycle must certify all items taken by them will be “responsibly diverted from the landfill in an environmentally safe and secure manner in accordance with R2 Standards as recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency.”   In April they collected 18,317 pounds in Kingwood. 

Paper Shredding
The City has suspended the document shredding program they used to bring to Kingwood once a year for budget reasons.  Occasionally a private company or bank offers the service as a promotion.  On Saturday, April 30th for example there will be a free document shredding event, hosted by the Community Resource Credit Union. It takes place from 1 pm to 4 pm at their Atascocita branch, 6903 Atascocita Road.

We don’t always hear about these events, but if we are notified in time we can list it on our website, our Facebook page, and our monthly newsletter.  You can always take your documents to Local Print Solutions in Kingwood where they offer the service for 79 cents a pound and they often have a special lower price. 

Here is another tip.  Instead of shredding the whole document, such as a credit card statement, rip out the name and account number and destroy that and simply recycle the rest.  Granted if you collect the documents for a long time it becomes a real chore.  If you do it monthly, it is simple.  Better yet, go paperless on the bills and statements that you receive on a regular basis.

Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale Reminder
Deadline to purchase these great barrels and bins at a discounted price is Sunday, May 8th!
Only $69 for the rain barrel (normal retail price $129.00) and backyard compost bin cost $65. As mentioned in last month's newsletter, the pickup is Saturday, May 14th, 2016, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington, Houston, Texas 77002. Go to the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center website for more information.

Keep Kingwood Green and you

We try to keep you informed in several different ways:  We send out this newsletter at least once a month normally towards the end of the month.  Thank you for being a reader!  Consider forwarding it to a neighbor or family member.

website has an awesome amount of good information and our printed brochure is available at the library, Local Print Solutions and Alspaughs.

KKG's board member Katrin McManis writes a column in the Observer newspaper, where she invites you to ask her a recycling question which we answers.  You can always submit your questions via
email. There are also past articles and answered questions on our website.

Finally we do maintain a
Facebook page and post recycling news and stories there several times most weeks.

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.

Join KKG volunteers at B.O.P.A.
B.O.P.A. is coming April 30th
Remember to bring your unused or expired medication
Please consider donating your old cell and smart phones to us
Get rid of your old TV and electronics every first Saturday of the month
Look for the sign at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride
Recycling your cell phones is easy: Donate it to us
Protect yourself from identity theft by shredding confidential letters
Shred your most sensitive files
More than just the three R's
Go get that rain barrel for your back yard
Always look for recycling bins when out and about
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