Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
September 2015

National Prescription Take-Back Day

Annual Event returns to Kingwood

Great news: The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency will once again host a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which aims to provide a safe and convenient means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public on the potential for the abuse of prescription medications. On Saturday, September 26th, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., sites will be available throughout the City of Houston for residents to drop off unused or expired drugs for safe disposal by law enforcement personnel.
In Kingwood, residents can drop off medication at the Kingwood METRO Park & Ride, located at 3210 West Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, Texas 77339.
Start gathering any unused or expired meds at your home, so you’ll be ready for this day. And tell your friends and neighbors.
If you miss these annual medicine take-back programs, you can also follow these simple steps to dispose of most medicines in the household trash: Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter, or used coffee grounds. Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag. Throw the container in your household trash.

Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label of your empty pill bottle or empty medicine packaging to make it unreadable, then dispose of the container.

Do not flush expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so.  Please check the FDA website for a list of drugs recommended to dispose of by flushing.

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs poured down the sink or flushed down the toilet can pass through the water treatment system and enter rivers and lakes. Water treatment plants are generally not equipped to routinely remove medications from waste water.
No Electronics Recycling in September

As of today the City of Houston and CompuCycle have not been able to agree on a new contract, hence we will NOT be able to drop off our e-waste at the Kingwood Park & Ride this month.
Keep Kingwood Green met with Councilman Martin last month and we voiced our displeasure with the City. He assured us to do whatever he can to help in this situation and to let us know of any new development.
We encourage you to call or send an email to Councilman Martin to help restart this important monthly collection event here in Kingwood!
DOs and DON'Ts of Recycling

Keep Kingwood Green is here to help you figure out how to recycle right and learn the DOs and DON'Ts. Please check out our website or remember the easy guidelines from Waste Management here:

DO recycle CLEAN items, including:
- Recyclables plastic container
- Steel/tin/aluminum items
- Newspaper with no plastic wrap
- Junk mail
- Catalogs
- Phone books
- Magazines without wrappers
- Flattened cereal/snack boxes
- Flattened cardboard boxes

DO NOT include:
- Loose plastic bags/wrap
- Broken/sharp glass
- Ceramic materials
- Cloth/clothing
- Food/yard waste
- Hazardous items
- Shredded paper
- Scrap metal
- Non-recyclable plastic (#6)
- Liquids
- Frozen food containers

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September 26th in Kingwood
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