Supporting Kingwood and the greater Lake Houston Area
Introducing Our New Logo
We thought it was time for a new look and hope you like our new logo. It was created by design students at Lone Star College - Kingwood. We are slowly integrating the new logo into our materials. As a reminder, we are still the same organization. We are still dedicated to you and highly motivated to improve recycling opportunities here in the Kingwood area. Look for our recycling bins at community events like the 4th of July Celebration at Town Center.


Busy B.O.P.A.
The B.O.P.A (Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze), collection event Saturday April 29th was once again a big hit with Kingwood residents.

And here are the impressive results  - the city collected:

BATTERIES               2,347 lbs
USED MOTOR OIL     3,650 lbs
COOKING OIL           925 lbs
LATEX PAINT            20,100 lbs
ANTIFREEZE             450 lbs
SCRAP METAL           4,600 lbs (Junky Business)
TOTAL   POUNDS    32,072 lbs
CUSTOMERS             601

We do not know how many pounds of unused and expired prescription drugs were collected, but the two DEA agents were also very busy and filled their cars to the brim with black trash bags, full of dropped off drugs.

Also, in case you missed B.O.P.A. and can not wait for the next B.O.P.A. in the Fall, you can bring your latex paint to the Environmental Service Center (they also accept oil based paint) or the Westpark Consumer Recycling Center.
Re-purpose Silica Gel Packages
Have you ever wondered what to do with these little silica packages, or are you throwing them away without much thought?

They are everywhere, in vitamin bottles, beef jerky and new handbags, just to name a few places.

Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture. Despite its misleading name, the silicate is actually a very porous mineral with a natural attraction to water molecules. Manufacturers utilize the gel to keep goods from spoiling, molding or degrading due to humidity.

Start collecting them, do not toss them in the trash. Earth911 has compiled a list with many uses here.

While these packets are annoying and seem like a waste of resources, they can extend the life of many items. Another reason someone needs to be collecting them to recycle: they can be reactivated repeatedly. To recharge, you just need to bake the saturated beads on a cookie sheet, as detailed on

Support us while shopping

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon website you know and love so why not take advantage of its amazing cause? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Keep Kingwood Green whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. By shopping within the Amazon Smile browser you are still able to buy all of your favorite products while simultaneously supporting your favorite non profit, Keep Kingwood Green! Click this link, log on, and donate today!
Electronics Recycling every 1st Saturday
By now you probably know that Kingwood residents have the opportunity to bring their old and obsolete electronics to the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride lot every 1st Saturday of the month, from 9am to 3pm. The City of Houston hired CompuCycle, a responsible recycler with their headquarters and de-manufacturing facility right here in Houston, to responsibly recycle various electronics.  And residents do drop off six to ten tons at this six hour 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.  These items do not have enough recoverable components to make the de-manufacturing economically feasible.  Since the City does not want these units going to the landfill or dumped in a back alley somewhere, they do 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 monitors larger than 27 inches.  CompuCycle will take any other electronics listed on their
website from everyone.

They also do not accept broken microwave ovens for example, which residents can bring to the local Best Buy store. In the past we encouraged residents to take their broken TVs to Best Buy as well, but they also have a size limit: No televisions or monitors 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.


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Our new KKG logo
Our original logo
20,100 lbs. of paint was collected
Pete from Junky Business collected 4,600 lbs. worth of appliances and scrap metal
Many Lake Houston Area residents came just to drop off their expired drugs at the Drug Take-Back event on April 29th
Collect silica gel packets
Silica gel packets can save your wet electronics
Your Keep Kingwood Green volunteers.
Donate to Keep Kingwood Green while shopping at Amazon.
CompuCycle trucks at Park & Ride lot
NO electronic waste should ever end up in our landfill
Recycle, don't trash your e-waste
Keep Kingwood Green educates residents on how to recycle right.
Recycling plastic bags is easier than you might think

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