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March 27, 2015

City of Houston Hosts Mobile Recycling Collection Event at Ellington Airport on Saturday, March 28, 2015

The City of Houston will accept Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) as well as electronics during a recycling collection event scheduled for TOMORROW, March 28, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ellington Airport Neighborhood Recycling Center, Highway 3 at Brantly Avenue, Houston, Texas 77034. Electronics eligible for recycling include computers, monitors, keyboards, cell phones, microwaves, VCRs and TVs. Residents may also drop off scrap metal and small appliances. 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. Business waste will not be accepted.

Batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronics are considered hazardous and need special disposal.  When Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is disposed of in the trash, it can contaminate landfills and our groundwater.  This event provides a free and safe alternative for residents to rid their homes of these potentially dangerous materials.  Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for the March 28th collection event:

  • ACCEPTED ITEMS: residential waste, rechargeable household and automobile batteries, motor oil and filters, LATEX paint, antifreeze, small appliances and scrap metal. Used motor oil will be limited to 15 gallons. All liquids are required to be in sealed, non-leaking containers that are labeled as to contents.
  • ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: business, medical and agricultural waste; oil-based paints, solvents, flammables, pesticides, herbicides and other similar hazardous materials.

The Ellington Airport Neighborhood Recycling Center site is open year-round and accepts newspapers, magazines, telephone books, catalogs, ad inserts, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin cans, aerosol cans, steel cans and plastics #1-#5 and #7.

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's Customer Service Hotline.

For more information, please contact:     
Irma Reyes                
(832) 393-0475 office
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.


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