Wednesday, January 5, 2011

THE WOODLANDS GREEN: Zeroing in on Zero Waste Jan. 11 at 7pm

Going Green Lecture
Join us Jan. 11, at 7pm at the Woodlands South Regional Library, next to The Pavilion on Lake Robbins Drive, to learn about Zeroing in on Zero Waste

Recycling Curbside Recycling Collection
Curbside recycling collection accepts these items:
Printable flier

  • Newspaper and inserts (remove plastic wrapper)
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • White and mixed office paper

Corrugated Cardboard and Paperboard
  • 24" x 24" x 24" or smaller (no limit)
  • Up to three boxes larger than 24" x 24" x 24"
  • No wax- or plastic-coated materials
  • Crush or flatten boxes and remove liners

Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Green, brown & clear
  • Rinse well

Aluminum and Tin Food or Beverage Containers

  • Crushing cans is encouraged
  • No foil pie pans, aerosol cans or scrap metal 

Plastic #1 - 7 Rigid Plastic Containers
  • Check the bottom of the container for for chasing arrows with number 1 - 7 
  • Empty contents
  • Rinse
  • Leave caps on
Aseptic Packaging
  • Shelf-stable cartons
    • Juice boxes
    • Milk
    • Soy and almond milk
    • Soup and broth
    • Wine
  • Refrigerated Cartons
    • Milk
    • Juice
    • Cream
    • Egg substitutes
  • Keep Carton Recycling Working
    • Remove plastic caps
    • Discard straws
    • Rinse carton thoroughly

Recycling in The Woodlands
For more information, call The Woodlands Community Service
, Environmental Services Department 281.210.3900
or visit their web page on curbside recycling.

symbol for recycled materials used


The Recycling Center Research Forest, west of Bear Branch. Open
Sat - 9AM - 2PM,
Wed - 4 PM - 7 PM

Pct. 3 Collection Station 1122 Pruitt Road (approx. 1.2 miles south of Sawdust Road off Budde Rd)
Open Mon - Sat
9AM - 5PM

Southwest Recycling Equipment & Services 9301 Forest Lane, Conroe
Open Thu, Fri, Sat
8AM - 5PM

Aluminum Cans Yes Yes Yes
Steel Cans Yes Yes Yes
Scrap Metal No Yes Yes
Glass jars & bottles (clear, brown, & green) Yes Yes No
Fluorescent & compact fluorescent lights No Yes No
Glass drinking mugs & glasses, window panes, plate glass, vases and light fixtures No No No
Paper:  Newspaper, office paper, magazines phone books, catalogues, junk mail, envelopes (most area school parking lots have receptacles for these - proceeds benefit students) Yes Yes Yes
Cardboard/Paperboard & brown paper bags Yes Yes Yes
Plastic #1 & #2 Yes Yes No
Yard Trimmings Yes Yes No
Residential do-it-yourself home improvement materials No Yes No
Tires No Yes No
Automobile Batteries No Yes Yes
Used motor oil No Yes No
Appliances (Pct 3 will certify as Freon-free) No Yes Yes
Bulky items (non-hazardous household items) No Yes Ask
Household garbage No No No

Garbage, Recycling and Yardwaste Pickup Information
Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Complex

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