Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
Why Recycling Matters!
Saturday, August 5th from 10:30am to 12noon - please join us at our upcoming open house and presentation at the Kingwood library.

We hope you can stop by and mingle with us, hear our presentation and enjoy some snacks. Keep Kingwood Green board members are going to share recycling opportunities in our neighborhood, talk about what we do at our organization, how to and why it is so important to recycle.

Please bring your questions: we probably can answer them!

The Future of Recycling in Houston
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner listened to complaints by the city council members about the new 20-year recycling contract and invited a new round of proposals by four bidders, to help solve our recycling problems in the city.

The Houston Chronicle reported: The council on Wednesday delayed a vote on a proposal to award FCC Environmental a 20-year $48 million deal that would have seen Houston send all 65,000 tons of bottles, cans and boxes its citizens recycle annually to a new processing facility the Spanish firm would build in northeast Houston. The deal, which was to start next year, also would have returned glass to the curbside recycling program.

Keep Kingwood Green supports any improvements in the City's recycling program and we will keep you posted on any new developments, as we become aware of them.

Contamination at local schools

Contamination in the school recycling bins is a BIG problem! 

Waste Management does have a multi use recycling bin in most schools.  If you know of one that does not, please let us know.  Mostly these are for the schools’ use for paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum cans.  They are not for glassThey are not for film plastic.  So, no trash bags in them please. 

While they are primarily for school use many parents and neighbors use them also.  If you do please do not contaminate them with garbage, plastic that is not accepted, glass, or non broken down cardboard boxes. 

Waste Management tells us that about 20% of the materials in the bins are not accepted at the recycling center.  That means someone has to sort out the “trash” and it then must go to the dump. 

Each school also has a paper and cardboard recycling bin.  These should only be used for cardboard (collapsed) and paper.  Please no plastic! 
Trash put in these bins or the trash dumpsters at schools costs us all more money!  Your taxes wind up paying for someone’s personal trash disposal.  A recent inspection at one school saw lots of film plastic, a bag of plain garbage, and even a watermelon that had never been cut into.

Recent KKG activities
We placed eight recycling bins at the recent 4th of July celebration at Town Center and "saved" two pick-up truck loads of plastic bottles and aluminum cans from going to the local landfill. Thanks to our bin sponsors Local Print Solutions, Remax Associated Norteast and Kingwood Mulch & Soils.
Next Electronics Recycling on August 5th
Kingwood Metro Park & Ride lot, every 1st Saturday of the month, from 9am to 3pm.

CompuCycle accepts a wide variety of e-waste, but has some restriction at the local collection event. 
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. Since the City does not want these units going to the landfill, they pay a supplement to CompuCycle to responsibly recycle these two pieces of electronics.  Also, they do not accept monitors larger than 27 inches.  CompuCycle will take any other electronics listed on their website from everyone.

Tip: Bring your broken TV or monitor to
Best Buy, if it's less than 32 inches.  For larger monitors and TVs residents may have to drive to CompuCycle's headquarters in Houston.

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Keep Kingwood Green board members
Keep Kingwood Green educates residents on how to recycle right.
Sort your clear & colored glass and recycle it on the weekends at the Metro Park & Ride
Waste Management Recycling sorting plant
A multi use recycling bin at a local middle school
Most local schools have room for a recycling bin next to their trash dumpster
Do not put plastic in the Paper Retriever bins
Keep Kingwood Green provides recycling bins at community events
A CompuCycle truck at Park & Ride lot
Recycle, don't trash your e-waste
Donate to Keep Kingwood Green while shopping at Amazon.
KKG's recycling bins at the 4th of July Town Center

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