Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston will be holding a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) mobile collection event to help residents safely dispose of items in their home that are hazardous and should not be placed in garbage or recycling carts. If they enter the landfill, they pose as a threat to the environment, including our local watershed.
WHEN: Saturday, Apr 27th, 2019
TIME: 9 AM - 1 PM
WHERE: Kingwood Metro Park and Ride 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood
DESCRIPTION: The event will take place Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, Texas 77339. In case of extreme inclement weather the event will be rescheduled.
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. Business waste will not be accepted.
Residents may also drop off scrap metal and large appliances, in addition to the B.O.P.A. Large appliances include stoves, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. Appliances with Freon must be tagged by an HVAC professional indicating the FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED.
This event provides a free and safe alternative for residents to get rid their homes of potentially dangerous materials. Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for the December 16 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, please contact Council Member Martin's office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a nice event and good time to get rid of old paint you may have sitting around but will never use. Note that they don't take oil based paint (alkyds). I found out when I had a couple gallons there last year...
Edited to add: There are water-based acrylic alkyd paints now but they don't take those either.
Donny New Member ~ 1 week, 2 days ago Apr 16 2019, 2:50pm
@KingwoodDotCom : And, they are also hosting a drug take back that day. So, any drugs that you all want to get rid of (they are not supposed to be put in the trash or down the drain), can be brought to this event, too! The junk man will be there to take any old appliances off your hands, too.
And, they are also hosting a drug take back that day. So, any drugs that you all want to get rid of (they are not supposed to be put in the trash or down the drain), can be brought to this event, too!
You can also drop off old meds any time at the CVS up front by Spec's. They have a locked drop box next to the pharmacy and the meds dropped inside are sent to be incinerated. Bottles of liquid medications need to be sealed inside a plastic bag in case the bottle leaks.