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Solid Waste Management Department

City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A and Special Waste Collection Event at Kingwood Metro Park and Ride on Saturday, April 25, 2015

City of Houston 

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harry J. Hayes, Director Annise D. Parker, Mayor
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
Irma Reyes 
(832) 393-0475 office 
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov 

 

 

The City of Houston is holding a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) mobile collection event Saturday, April 25, 2015, 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. 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.

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.

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 April 25th collection event:

  • 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.

Residents may call the City of Houston Environmental Service Center South at 832-393-7766, check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline for additional information.

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.