FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2015
Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008
Electronic Recycling Postponed
in Kingwood and Clear Lake
Houston, TX - The Solid Waste Management Department's (SWMD) monthly electronic recycling events in Kingwood and Clear Lake scheduled for September have been postponed as the City of Houston continues to negotiate the contractual structure of its electronic recycling program. SWMD placed a sign at the Kingwood electronic recycling drop-off site to notify the public of this service change, and a similar sign has been placed at the Clear Lake electronic recycling drop-off site.
Postponed event dates:
- Kingwood - Saturday, September 5, 2015
- Clear Lake - Saturday, September 12, 2015
Residents always have the option of dropping off electronics at the following City of Houston Solid Waste locations:
- Westpark Recycling Center - 5900 Westpark, Houston, TX 77057
- Environmental Service Center - 11500 South Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX 77035
For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, please visit us at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, explore the department's Facebook page here,
follow SWMD on twitter @houstontrash
or call 3-1-1 or (713) 837-0311, the City of Houston's Customer Service Hotline.
The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste service to the citizens of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.
For more information on the status of the city's electronic recycling program, please contact Irma Reyes the Solid Waste Department's Assistant Public Information Officer by calling (832) 393-0475.
In the meantime, a variety of alternative methods exist for the recycling of electronic goods. Best Buy accepts many types of electronics, including TVs, at no cost and offers pickup programs for items too large to easily transport. More information on Best Buy's electronic recycling services can be found here
Goodwill Houston additionally accepts scrap electronic equipment including TVs, computers, DVRs, etc. in any condition. Information on Goodwill Houston's electronic recycling program can be found on its FAQ webpage here
Residents can also click here
to find information on other ways to recycle various types of electronic goods in Texas.
Council Member Martin's office will continue to keep the public updated on the status of the contract reevaluation process and will inform the public when electronic recycling service is expected to be restored. For questions or concerns, please contact the District E office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at [email protected].