Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
April 2015

Spring BOPA is Coming April 25th!

Time to clean out the garage and bring the recyclables down to the Park n Ride lot

Thanks to the City of Houston Solid Waste Department and sponsorship by District E City Councilman, Dave Martin, the BOPA returns to Kingwood on April 25th from 9 AM to 1 PM.  We know BOPA is a funny name.  What does it mean?  Simply stated it is the collection of Batteries, Oils, Paint, latex only, and Antifreeze

Remember to bring only car, NiCad, lithium ion and rechargeable batteries. Not regular alkaline batteries, unfortunately.

Used motor and cooking oil is limited to 15 gallons per car. Same with paint and antifreeze.

As a special service to Kingwood, Junky Business will also be there to collect scrap metal, old car parts, and appliances.  Pete is equipped to take freon out of refrigerators and air conditions, so do bring those or any large appliances. 

No electronics will be collected that day since Compucycle does collect all electronics and most any small items that plug into the wall on the following Saturday.

One exception, Keep Kingwood Green does recycle cell and smart phones as a fundraiser. We do appreciate your donations of these at this event.  Please give them to a Keep Kingwood Green volunteer at the entrance. 

We are often asked why they do not take oil paints, chemicals, and other hazardous items at these collections.  The short answer is that the City is not licensed by the EPA to transport these products.  The City does collect them at their environmental service centers. 

You can find information about them on our web site
YMCA Healthy Kids Day also on April 25th

A representative from Keep Kingwood Green will be at the Lake Houston Family YMCA for this event.  When you stop at our table, be sure to ask for the free kid’s activity booklet about “Taking Care of Texas”.  Every kid likes a sticker and most also like bookmarks.  We have a limited supply, so stop by our table early.

Thank you ExxonMobil Volunteers

Kleenwood was held on March 21.  The weather was awful but none the less a team of ExxonMobil employees and retirees showed up to help the Keep Kingwood Green team clean up various places in Kingwood.  Thank you for your great community spirit!  After the cleanup, a celebration and EcoFest was held at the Pines Montessori School. 

Attention Kingwood Swim Teams

Be the change you want to see in our neighborhood – start a recycling team for this year’s swim meets!

Keep Kingwood Green can help you buy a recycling bin and bags.

Perhaps one of your sponsors would even like to help with the purchase and advertise on the attached bin signs.

Collect all the aluminum cans and water bottles which otherwise would be tossed in the trash and drop your bounty at Kingwood’s Park & Ride recycling bins on Sunday.

Set a good example or better yet help teach our kids to be more responsible!

Please contact Keep Kingwood Green at (713) 206-0558 or

Composting May Be the Next New Thing in Recycling...

Why? Everyone (well almost) wants to do it but few really know how.

During March, Keep Kingwood Green participated at both Jesse Jones Park and Mercer Botanic Gardens with a composting demonstration and information booth. 

Between 30 and 40% of trash in Kingwood is green waste---leaves, grass, dead plants, branches, etc.  Unless the City of Houston is your trash service provider, any of the above that is put out for the trash goes to the landfill. 

(The City Solid Waste Department does collect green waste separately and sends it to a mulching/composting facility) 

By learning to compost and mulch with your own materials, you can save water, fertilizer expense, and have healthier trees, lawns, and plants

Check out the information on our web site and if you really want to become a Texas Certified Master Composter, we have the scoop.  Ask us at 

Volunteers Needed!

Keep Kingwood Green is an all volunteer 501-c-3 non-profit organization.  We rely on volunteers to help with events like the BOPA, the YMCA tabling event, and other community events. 

We also are looking for young people who might need community service hours for school to help in our KKG Recycling Service.

If you can give us a hand, or know someone who might, send us an e-mail at:

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