Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
Spring B.O.P.A. is here
Spring B.O.P.A (Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze) is on Saturday, April 28th.

Come to the Metro Park & Ride between 9am and 1pm and recycle all those items responsibly.

The City of Houston is sending their Solid Waste Department crew to collect up to 15 gallons of latex paint and up to 15 gallons of motor or cooking oil per resident each. Please bring your spent lead acid and all rechargeable batteries as well.

This is a great event to get rid of items, that accumulate in your garage and should definitely never end up in regular household trash!

Have any old, obsolete appliances? Junky Business will gladly take them off your hands. Just make sure they are empty and drained. Have any scrap metal? Pete will take it.

As always, check out our
website for more detailed information on B.O.P.A.

KKG will take your Alkaline Batteries

Keep Kingwood Green will once again accept single use, regular household batteries at B.O.P.A.. Ordinary Alkaline, like AAA and AA, and single use Lithium batteries are responsibly collected in cities like Austin, and other US States (it's illegal in California to throw any kind of battery in the trash); except here in Houston, where residents are told it's o.k. to put these "harmless" batteries in the trash.

As a service to the community,
and with the help of your donations, we will pay for appropriate recycling through
Batteries Plus Bulbs in Humble. They ship expired batteries to Battery Solutions, where every battery can be recycled and turned into a secondary commodity.
"We [at Battery Solutions] collect, sort and recycle more than 6 million pounds of alkaline batteries a year. Using our mechanical process to grind the batteries into three different products; a paper, plastic and brass fraction, a steel fraction, and a zinc manganese concentrate. The zinc manganese concentrate is used as a micronutrient in fertilizer to grow corn!"

Annual Drug Take-Back Event

On the same day as B.O.P.A., but between 10am and 2pm, you will also be able to get rid of your old, expired and unused medications! Bring your unwanted drugs to the waiting DEA agents, for safe disposal.
Electronics Recycling next Saturday
Every 1st Saturday of the month, from 9am to 3pm Kingwood residents can bring their old electronics to the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride lot
CompuCycle will take most items from non-residents.  The only restrictions are on TV’s and monitors.  These items do not have enough valuable parts to make the recycling economically feasible.  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.  So, only City residents can drop off these items and there is a limit to the size of TVs and monitors they accept in Kingwood: They do not accept old CRT TVs and monitors larger than 27 inchesCompuCycle will take any other electronics listed on their
website from everyone.

Alternatively, another great place to take your obsolete electronics is the local Best Buy store. They also have a size limit regarding televisions or monitors: No items larger than 32 inches are accepted, we were told. For those larger monitors and TVs residents may have to drive to CompuCycle's headquarters in Houston.


Replace a Single-Use Plastic Item With...
1 bamboo toothbrush replaces 4 plastic tooth brushes
1 glass floss container replaces 7 plastic floss containers.
1 reusable water bottle replaces 167 plastic bottles
1 reusable bag could replaces 170 plastic bags
1 reusable coffee mug replaces 500 plastic coffee cups
1 metal straw replaces 540 plastic straws
1 cloth towel could save 7,300 paper towels

Future of Recycling

KKG's own Hal Opermann penned another great column in the  Kingwood Tribune. Read the article here
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Latex paint at B.O.P.A.
Pete from Junky Business will collect scrap metal and old appliances
Volunteers at the B.O.P.A. collection event

We'll recycle your non-rechargeable batteries
No leaky or dirty batteries are accepted
Lake Houston Area residents can drop of their expired drugs at the Drug Take-Back event April 28th
Bring your unwanted and expired prescription drugs
NO electronic waste should ever end up in our landfill
CompuCycle truck at Park & Ride lot
Recycle, don't trash your e-waste
Let's Recycle Right
Keep Kingwood Green advocates for all the Rs
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Remember your Rs! Reduce more - Produce less!

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