October 10, 2013
Expanded Electronic Recycling in Houston
The City of Houston has a more comprehensive electronics waste (e-waste) products program for residents. Houstonians can now drop off e-waste to be recycled free of charge at storage facilities participating in the GREENspot DROPoff Houston Program.
Currently, there are over 30 locations throughout the city where residents can drop off e-waste, with the goal to add an additional 20 locations by the end of 2013. For GREENspot locations, visit http://dropoff.houstontx.gov.
Here are some examples of everyday items that can now easily be recycled: Beta/DVD/VCR players, cables, computer mice and monitors, cords, hard drives, fax machines, keyboards, laptops, radios, stereo components, televisions and zip drives. Note: All personal information will be stripped before recycling.
Since September 2011, the City has partnered with CompuCycle to provide a permanent electronics recycling drop-off site at CompuCycle headquarters located at 7700 Kempwood Houston 77055, and monthly mobile e-waste collections on Saturdays at three City of Houston recycling sites.
For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWD) and its services, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org, follow SWD on twitter at houstontrash or like SWD on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste.
Energy Day Festival
The Third Annual Energy Day Festival is a free, family-friendly festival on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Hermann Square, 900 Smith, Houston 77002, directly in front of Houston City Hall. This day-long festival celebrates and highlights the importance of energy in the daily lives of Houstonians. There will be energy exhibits, contests, food, live music, food and fun for all ages.
The Energy Day's mission is to highlight and demonstrate innovation in energy and to especially spark the interests of the next generation in energy-related careers. Through exciting and interactive formats, Energy Day will give children/young adults and their families an opportunity to learn about various forms of energy, scientific breakthroughs and state of the art technology through educational displays, demonstrations and presentations. Additionally, there will be the chance to meet the experts and ask questions.