Go Green This Holiday Season and Recycle!
Christmas Trees: The City of Houston in cooperation with Living Earth Technology will have a drop off site at the library (Bens View Lane @ Bens Branch Drive). Drop your tree from December 28th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017. It will be open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM except January 1st. Remove tinsel, plastic bags, tree stands and water bowls. Flocked trees are not accepted. For questions, call 311.
Wrapping Paper and cardboard boxes: Cardboard boxes can be recycled at the Kingwood Park & Ride Lot each weekend but in the case of gift wrap, it’s better to reuse, or not use at all. Unfortunately, the shiny, laminated paper is actually not recyclable. Including it in the bin with other paper products can make an entire load unrecyclable.Styrofoam peanuts and blocks and bubble wrap: They can be recycled at the UPS Mail Store (behind La Madeleine’s) or try your closest “pack and ship” retail store. They reuse them to ship packages year round.
Every first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the METRO Park and Ride
BOPA Collection Event - Once a year at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride
(Batteries, Motor and Cooking Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze and Scrap Metal)
Great job, Kingwood, in 2015 you recycled over 27 tons of these materials at BOPA.
No electronics (except cell phone and smart phones for KKG), No oil base paint, No household chemicals
For Houston Residents only.
Click here for more information or if you missed the last event.
- The two Environmental Service Centers for Houston residents take all BOPA items and hazardous materials like oil based paint, household chemicals, fuels, etc. (see their website for all items, direction and opening hours).
- The Westpark Consumer recycling Center is open Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM and take all BOPA items, Styrofoam and more (see website for all items) but not oil based paint and chemical.
- If you live outside the City of Houston but in Harris County your alternative is to take your items to the Harris County Collection facility
- If you live outside of Harris County visit Earth 911 or contact us and we will try to find your closest drop off site
Kingwood Drop off Center - Every Weekend - No recyling next on Dec 24-25
The drop off center provided by the City of Houston is located at the Metro Park and Ride . It can be accessed from Lake Houston Parkway or Rustic Wood Dr. It is open each weekend from Friday afternoon until 8 AM Monday morning.
The drop-off center accepts: aluminum and steel cans, including empty aerosol cans, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7 (not #6!) plastic bottles and containers, clear and colored glass, paper, cardboard and phone books. Please flatten your cardboard.
Good News! From now on, you can also recycle your carton juice and milk containers with the paper. Do rinse them first.
Have a look also at What NOT to Put in the Bin.
Paper Recycling Bins - Every Day
Most kinds of paper and cardboard can be dropped in the Paper Retriever green and yellow bins that you will find in the parking lot of most schools and churches: newspapers, magazines, shopping catalogues, junk mail (even envelopes with windows), and phone books. Please, remove all plastic bags and recycle them at grocery stores, and please flatten your cardboard boxes.
Where can you recycle these items?
Visit our Local Recycling Guide on this website or pick up a brochure at:
KKG honored as a Proud Partner 2014 by City of Houston
Mayor Parker and Keep Houston Beautiful recently honored Keep Kingwood Green with the Mayor's Proud Partner Award at a luncheon at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston on October 27th. Accepting the award for Keep Kingwood Green was Hal Opperman, president of the board.
The award cited the work that Keep Kingwood Green has done in the Lake Houston Area to both increase recycling options and educate residents and businesses about recycling. The non profit 501-c-3 organization was established in 2008 out of a movement by Brigitte Collee, who was appalled by the lack of recycling options in Kingwood and the area.
KKG has worked to increase the weekly recycling at the Metro lot, have helped to make the e-waste recycling on the first Saturday of every month a success. Another area they have focused attention is to increase the amount of BOPA items recycled in Kingwood.
In addition to working with the City, KKG has worked closely with the Humble ISD to bring recycling to all schools. They have worked with both trash service companies and recycling companies to increase their services in the area. Another area where they have been successful is helping to bringing curbside recycling to many neighborhoods in the Lake Houston area. This decision is made by each Community Association. Keep Kingwood Green continues to work with any CA that wants to discuss this option
Kingwood Farmer Market - Every Thursday from 2 PM to 6 PM
If you love fresh home grown fruits and vegetables, now is the time to visit the Farmers Market in Kingwood Town Center Park.
Come and visit the certified vendors to buy locally grown and produced fruit, vegetables and such delicacies as indian food, jellies and jams, artisan breads, olive oil, goat cheese, lavender, jerky, sugar-free desserts, orchids and many others.
You can now check their web site at: www.towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket