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Recycling

Many of us have old items such as batteries, paints, and electronics that we know we shouldn't put in the trash but don't know where to dispose of them . Besides some of the obvious chemicals, there are also many items that we tend to throw in the trash that are not good for our environment. The city of Houston is working to make the management of household hazardous waste easier by providing an ongoing collection. Now, we need to do our part by taking the time to dispose of these items properly. Please read and keep the information below on how you can help our city and our environment. Thanks Britt Hutchison

 

Hazardous Material Recycling
Paper Recycling
Cardboard Recycling
Cash for Recycling
Additional Recycling Links

 

 

 

Hazardous Material Recycling:

The Houston Environmental Service Center is located at 11500 South Post Oak. The Center is open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm & the Second Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Information at: www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/recycling AND www.houstonsolidwaste.org

This is a FREE service, but you will need a recent water bill to show proof of residency. The ESC provides a drive through, drop-off location and the staff will unload everything for you. You never have to get out of your vehicle.

The ESC WILL ACCEPT the Following Materials:

Acids, Aerosol Cans, All Batteries, Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Car Waxes, Craft & Hobby Chemicals, Degreasers, Drain Cleaners, Fertilizer, Fluorescent Lights, Mercury, Fuels, Herbicides, Household Chemicals, Kerosene, Metal Polish, Motor Oil, Oil Filters, Paints, Stains, Paint Thinners, Pest Strips, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Photo Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Power Steering Fluid, Solvents, Spray paint, Tires (limit 10) Transmission Fluid, Turpentine, Varnishes. Residential electronic scrap items (monitors, CPUs, televisions, VCRs, etc) will also be accepted.

 

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Paper Recycling:

The Paper Retriever Program promotes recycling by placing distinctive green and yellow Paper Retriever bins (at no cost) in highly visible areas at schools, churches and other non-profit organizations.

These organizations are then paid for the recyclable paper they and members of their surrounding community collect in their Paper Retriever bin. Organizations use these funds for playground refurbishing, beautification efforts, library enhancements, scholarships, field and mission trips, team uniforms and many other worthwhile projects.

www.paperretriever.com

Accepted Items:

Newspaper and Inserts, Magazines/catalogs, Office/School papers, Mail, Phone books and soft cover books.

Not Accepted:

No Cardboard, No food boxes, fiberboard, chipboard, Cereal boxes, soda boxes and other paper food containers. No textbooks or hard cover books.

 

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Cardboard Recycling:

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Cash for Recycling:

South Post Oak Recycling Center
14600 S Post Oak Rd
713) 433-9944
www.southpostoakrecycling.com

They purchase non-ferrous materials, anything a magnet won't stick to.

Batteries, Aluminum Cans, Alloys, Copper, Aluminum, Lead, Aluminum Bronze, Litho, Auto Batteries, Insulated Wire, Brass, Magnesium, Cast, Nickel, Carbide, Paperback, Cast Wheels, Radiators, Stainless Steel

 

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