Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
E-Waste Collection this Saturday

Saturday, February 4th at the Metro Park & Ride Lot

CompuCycle is at the Metro Park & Ride lot from 9AM to 3PM. This monthly collection event is sponsored by the City of Houston.

Go to the
CompuCycle website to see what they will take.
If you have small or large appliances that are not on the list of acceptable items, you can bring them to the next B.O.P.A., where Junky Business will take those items.

Recycling Know-How

Keep Kingwood Green is here to educate

We are truly passionate about recycling. Our board members all live in Kingwood and we are happy to teach and educate our neighbors on how to recycle properly.

Example: Linear fluorescent light bulbs tubes you might use in your garage. These tubes contain mercury and do not belong with your regular recyclable items! Ever! Do not mix those or any other kind of light bulbs with your glass.


It's not big deal when a old fashioned, incandescent light bulb breaks. However tubular and other fluorescent light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury. If the glass breaks, mercury can contaminate the environment, not a very good perspective considering that mercury is highly toxic. Think of the people who handle your recyclables!

In fluorescent tubes and bulbs, mercury is used in vapor or powder state, in order to convert electric energy into ultraviolet light, which is then converted into visible light by a fluorescent substance. If in your house a fluorescent tube or bulb breaks, the first thing to do is not to touch the mercury powder, but pick up the shattered glass, preferably with something to avoid direct contact, then wipe the heavy metal with a wet cloth and put it in a sealed container. Brooms and vacuums should be avoided at all times, since they spread the mercury even more.

Another concern is that, although fluorescent lights are 100 percent recyclable, only about 2 percent are properly recycled. 98 percent ends up in landfills. So, please recycle your fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, but not in your curbside recycling bin or at the Metro weekend recycling glass dumpster! Bring them to Lowe's in Atascocita or Batteries + Bulbs in Humble. Thank you!

For more information
about recycling and disposal of fluorescent light bulbs check out EPA's website.

New Option for Batteries Recycling in Humble

Keep Kingwood Green is pleased to announce that residents now have a place to take their spent batteries. Batteries + Bulbs in Humble will recycle all your used up batteries. Bring them to their location and expect to pay the small fee of 99 cents per pound to help offset the cost for shipping. You can bring any kind of battery and find a replacement at the store. They also accept the occasional burned out light bulb free of charge. Check out their website.
Spring B.O.P.A. is April 29th
The B.O.P.A (Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze), Major Appliance, Scrap Metal collection event in Kingwood is on Saturday April 29th, from 9 AM to 1 PM

If you cannot wait for B.O.P.A. and have items to drop off, there are alternatives.  Go to our website and check out these alternatives under the B.O.P.A. section. 

Note that the City Solid Waste crew stops taking items at 1 PM.  Please get there before 1 PM!  In addition Junky Business will be there to collect appliances, (large and small), scrap metal, and lead/acid batteries.  You can contact Pete if you have questions as to what he will take. His phone number is on this
If you have oil based paint or other hazardous substances you will have to take it to one of the ESC’s.  Click on our website to get that information. 
Since the B.O.P.A. is sponsored by the City of Houston and Councilman Dave Martin, only City of Houston residents are eligible to drop off at this event. 

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Did you know...?

Dead animals can be picked up by calling 311, the City’s Customer Service Hotline. A fee is required for large dead animal pickup. For large animal pickup during the weekend, please call 311 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Do not place dead animals with household garbage or tree waste / junk waste collection.

For dead animals on the freeway and feeder, call TXDOT at 713-802-5000.

How Can You Give Feedback or Ask Questions? 


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

Get rid of your old TV and electronics every first Saturday of the month
Only TVs up to 27 inches large are accepted
Recycle your electronic waste at the Kingwood Park & Ride
Never ever put your fluorescent light bulbs or tubes curbside with your recyclables
Remember to recycle CFL's properly
Do not place your tubular or regular fluorescent light bulbs in the clear glass collection dumpster at the Metro lot
Nothing which could be recycled should end up in our landfills
Recycle all batteries
Recycle your batteries at a Batteries + Bulbs store
Recycle your lead acid rechargeable batteries at B.O.P.A.
Spring B.O.P.A. is coming Saturday, April 29th
Latex paint only and remember the 15 gallon limit
Pete from Junky Business takes your appliances
Look for friendly KKG volunteers at B.O.P.A.
Consider AmazonSmile
Think of our environment, do not litter
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