Solid Waste Management Department
City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A Event at Ellington Airport on Saturday, March 5, 2016
|NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||March 1, 2016|
City of Houston
|Harry J. Hayes, Director||Sylvester Turner, Mayor|
|For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
The City of Houston is holding a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A) event on March 5, 2016, 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. 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.
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 a free and safe alternative for residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous materials. Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for the March 5th collection event:
The Ellington Airport Neighborhood Recycling Center site is open year-round and accepts a variety of items. The items accepted are 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.
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.