Kingwood B.O.P.A. on December 16th

Last Friday afternoon Dec. 1st, we were surprised to receive Council Member Dave Martin's email newsletter announcing that there WILL BE a Kingwood B.O.P.A. collection event in December:

"Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department are holding a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) and Electronic Recycling Collection event on December 16, 2017. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Kingwood METRO Park and Ride located at Highway 3210 W. Lake Houston Parkway.

The event will be free and open to all City of Houston residents. A valid Texas driver's license or other proof of residency will be required. Business waste will not be accepted.

In addition to the B.O.P.A, residents may drop off scrap metal and large appliances. Large appliances include stoves, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.

Many common household materials are considered hazardous and need special disposal. When Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is disposed of in the trash, it can contaminate landfills and subsequently our groundwater. This event provides a free and safe alternative for residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous materials. Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for the December 16th collection event:

ACCEPTED ITEMS: only residential waste, rechargeable household and automobile batteries, motor oil and filters, LATEX paint, antifreeze, large appliances and scrap metal. Used motor oil will be limited to 15 gallons. All liquids are required to be in sealed, non-leaking containers that are labeled as to contents.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: business, medical and agricultural waste; oil-based paints, solvents, flammables, pesticides, herbicides and other similar hazardous materials and electronic waste."
KKG received this news AFTER we sent out our December Monthly Newsletter to all of you. Of course if we had received the news prior to that, it would have been included in our email newsletter.

KKG is delighted for Kingwood residents that the City of Houston decided to hold the event after all and not wait until next spring.
However, due to the short notice, KKG will not be coordinating the event locally this year.
Please note that the City's Solid Waste Department does NOT collect electronic waste, any single use Alkaline batteries or dangerous household hazardous waste, like pesticide or bleach at this recycling event.

So please, gather your old rechargeable Batteries (Lead Acid Automotive, NiCad, Lithium Ion & other rechargeable batteries), motor or cooking Oil, old latex Paint,  as well as Antifreeze, clean appliances and scrap metal - then come to the local Metro Park & Ride to recycle these items responsibly at the B.O.P.A. collection event (in less than two weeks). Thank you!

Holidays After Harvey

Almost all neighborhoods have now been cleared of debris, but many families in Kingwood and surrounding areas are still suffering, are displaced or living in their homes with walls and floors missing.

This holiday season will be very challenging for so many residents, and we at Keep Kingwood Green would like to extend our warmest thoughts and best wishes to all of our neighbors, especially those of you still struggling with Harvey-related problems. #KingwoodStrong!

The City of Houston still has a dedicated website called where you can find a lot of helpful information like the Neighborhood Restoration Center Northeast. Also look up Harvey by the Numbers.
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B.O.P.A. collection event scheduled for Saturday, December 16th

The City will recycle your old latex paint (15 gallon limit)
Keep batteries, oil, paint and antifreeze out of the landfill
Pete from Junky Business will take your appliances and scrap metal
Recycle your old latex paint cans
Drop of your old motor or cooking oil at B.O.P.A.
No dangerous hazardous household chemicals are accepted at the B.O.P.A.
KKG sends their warmest regards to the community
Household Hazardous Waste
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