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Solid Waste Management Department

City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A Event at Kingwood Metro Park and Ride on Saturday, April 30, 2016


NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016

City of Houston 

 
Harry J. Hayes, Director Sylvester Turner, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
 

Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov 

Tyra Wilkins
(832) 393-0448 office
tyra.wilkins@houstontx.gov 

City of Houston Cancelled B.O.P.A.
Due to the National Weather Service Issuing a Flash Flood Watch for the City of Houston and surrounding areas from Friday April 29 through Sunday May 1, the Kingwood BOPA event on Saturday April 30, 2016 has been CANCELLED. A new date will be set and announced in the coming weeks. Thank you for your understanding.

The City of Houston is holding a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) mobile collection event on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, Texas 77339. The event is free and open to all City of Houston residents. Each user must provide proof of residency, including a Texas Driver’s License or any other valid Texas ID and a current water/utility bill or city property tax receipt. This is a rain or shine event. Business waste will not be accepted.

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

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 April 30th collection event:

  • ACCEPTED ITEMS: only residential waste, rechargeable household and automobile batteries, motor oil and filters, LATEX paint, antifreeze, large appliances and scrap metal. Latex paint will be limited to 15 gallons. 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 and electronic waste.

Residents may call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline for additional information or check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org.

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 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.