Appliances & scrap metal
Pete Hess, at 832-377-JUNK will come to your home or place of business for free to pick up recyclable metal objects; large appliances (including freezers and microwaves), commercial vehicle batteries, alarm systems, car parts, boats, golf carts, fork-lifts, motorcycles, etc. See details on his website www.junkybusiness.com
Rechargeable batteries can be recycled at many hardware, electronic and department stores (Alspaugh's, Sears Hardware, Best Buy, Radio Shack...).
The only batteries which should be placed in the trash are household, alkaline-type batteries (AA, C, D, etc.). According to the City of Houston, battery manufacturers have removed most of the heavy metals from this type of battery and it is safe to place these in your normal trash.
Books and current magazines
Donate them at the Kingwood Library. Most are sold for the benefit of the library at the FOLK store inside the new building
Cartridges (Inkjet and Laser Toner)
Take them to Rapid Refill Ink ( 2714 W Lake Houston Pkwy), where you will get a discount on a refilled cartridge or drop them at Best Buy or at the monthly electronic recycling event in Kingwood Park&Ride.
Working or not working. Please drop them at Alspaugh's Ace Hardware(2720 W Lake Houston Pkwy), Rapid Refill (2714 W Lake Houston Pkwy) or Kingwood Garden Center (1216 Stonehollow Drive). This is a fundraiser for Keep Kingwood Green.
- The City of Houston Solid Waste Department and CompuCycle is providing E-Recyclable collection events on the first Saturday of the month at the Kingwood Park & Ride lot from 9 AM to 3 PM.
- Best Buy stores accept televisions and monitors up to 32”, flat-panel televisions up to 60", computer CPUs and notebooks, small electronics, VCRs and DVD players, phones, as well as accessories such as keyboards, mice and remotes, etc.
-Goodwill has a special program with Dell called Reconnect. Goodwill accepts any brand of used computer equipment in any condition and anything that can be connected to a computer; monitors, printers, scanners, hard drives, keyboards, mice, speakers, cords & cables, software, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Zune, Microsoft-brand Webcams, etc.
Please call, for information on recycling televisions, cell phones and appliances
Bring used eyeglasses to Alspaugh's (2720 W Lake Houston Pkwy), The Lake Houston YMCA (2420 W. Lake Houston Pkwy )or Walmart stores and Sam's Club with vision centers. They are sorted, cleaned and refurbished for distribution to needy people throughout the world.
MW cleaners recycle hangers as well as poly bags. They do this both in their stores as well as through their home pickup and delivery service.
Household Hazardous Waste
If usable please give on Freecycle or Kingood Yard Sale (FREE section)
-The closest household hazardous waste facility is the North Environmental Service Center (713)837-9137, located at 5614 Neches, Building C. It is open to Houston residents only, every 2nd Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Material collected: anti-freeze, batteries, fuel, oil, paint, pesticides and other household cleaners. Residential electronic scrap items (monitors, CPUs, televisions, VCRs, etc) will also be accepted.
-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. See this website for times and location.
-If you live outside of Harris County contact us and we will try to find your closest drop off site.
Call Medical Bridges (713) 748 - 8131 for donating walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds, medications, etc.
Walgreens, 4445 Kingwood Dr. in Kingwood used to take back medication but changed their policy lately. The CVS in town center has a bag you can buy for about $4 to mail your medications somewhere for safe disposal. Join our mailing list to be notified of the next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Kingwood.
Nursery/Gardens pots & trays
Kingwood Garden Center, 1216 Stonehollow Dr., Kingwood
Packaging peanuts and bubble wrap
Some mailing stores in Kingwood will gladly reuse your packaging fillers:
- Mail & More (3007 Woodland Hills Dr)
- PostNet (4321 Kingwood Dr.)
- The UPS Store (4582 Kingwood Dr or 526 Kingwood Dr )- UPS also accepts large Styrofoam blocks.
The City of Houston brings a truck to Kingwood about once a year. Join our mailing list to be notified. If you can't wait, Rapid Refill Ink does it every day for 79 cents a pound or whatever the special is.
If usable please give on Freecycle or Kingood Yard Sale (FREE section) or see Household Hazardous Waste
Plastic grocery bags
HEB, Randall's, Kroger and Wal Mart have a special recycling bin at the entrance of the store where you can drop your plastic grocery bags.
-Styrofoam chips and even blocks can be brought to most UPS store. They reuse them for their packaging.
-The closest location that recycles any clean Styrofoam is Houston Foam Plastics located at 2019 Brooks Street, Houston, TX 77026 - Phone: (713) 224-3484