May 17, 2012
Mobile Batteries, Motor Oil, LATEX Paint, Antifreeze (BOPA) and Electronic Recycling Collection Event at HCC Northeast Northline Campus
The City of Houston is holding a Batteries, Motor Oil, LATEX Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA) mobile collection event on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northeast Northline Houston Community College Campus, 8001 Fulton, Houston 77022. The event is free and open to all City of Houston residents. A valid Texas driver's license or other proof of residency will be required. This is a rain or shine event.
In addition to the BOPA, the city is pleased to announce electronic scrap such as computers, monitors, keyboards, cell phones, microwaves, VCRs and TVs will be collected. Businesses are welcomed for electronic waste only.
Many common household materials are considered hazardous and need special disposal. When Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is disposed of in the trash, it can contaminate landfills and subsequently our groundwater. This event provides an opportunity for residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous chemicals, the most common of which are BOPA.
The mobile BOPA truck used in these type events is not equipped to handle all the items that can be dropped off at the city's household hazardous waste facilities. Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for the Saturday, May 19 collection event:
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. Visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org.