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October 24, 2013

Mobile Batteries, Motor Oil, LATEX Paint, Antifreeze (BOPA) Event
Kingwood Metro Park and Ride on Saturday, October 26, 2013

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is holding a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) mobile collection event on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride, 3210 West Lake Houston Parkway, Houston 77339. The event is free and open to all City of Houston residents. A valid Texas drivers license or other proof of residency will be required. This is a rain or shine event.  Business waste will not be accepted.

In addition to B.O.P.A., residents may drop off scrap metal and large appliances. Large appliances include stoves, refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners.

Many common household materials are considered hazardous and need special disposal.  When Household Hazardous Waste is disposed of in the trash, it can contaminate landfills and subsequently our groundwater. This event provides a free and safe alternative for residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous chemicals.  Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items:

  • Accepted items: only residential waste, rechargeable household and automobile batteries, motor oil and filters, LATEX paint, antifreeze, large 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.

For questions contact Marlene Garcia at or 713.837.9114.

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