Recycle & Disposal
In light of ever-increasing demands on our limited natural resources,
Harris County is committed to responsible stewardship of our
environment. Harris County is a leader in the protection of water and air
quality. As a demonstration of this ongoing commitment, 1 am proud to
present the Recycle & Disposal Quick Guide for our residents. This
important product expands Harris County's award-winning recycling
efforts and offers responsible citizens a means of locating recyclers
throughout the County. The Guide is full of helpful hints and references,
and should be an important part of your own recycling efforts.
Harris County is rich in beauty and resources. We can keep it that way
by remembering the Four R's - reduce, reuse, recycle, and rebuy. These
strategies will reduce the amount of trash going into our landfills, beautify
the County, and protect our precious natural resources. Working
nal I I J w u u l ~ r y
Judge Robert Ecke,s together, we will insure the health and protection of our environment for
generations to come.
Recycling Saves Natural Resources - By recycling materials instead of using virgin materials,
we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil, dig for minerals, and cut down trees.
Recycling Saves Energy - In most cases, it takes less energy to make recycled products.
For example, recycled aluminum requires 95 percent less energy than new aluminum made from
Recycling Saves Clean Air and Water - On average, making products from recycled materials
produces less air pollution and water pollution than manufacturing products from virgin materials.
Recycling Saves Landfill Space - The average American household produces 13,000 paper
items, 500 aluminum cans, 500 glass items, and 1,800 plastic items each year. If not recycled,
these items will take up dwindling space in landfills.
Recycling Creates Jobs and Saves Money - The recycling process creates more jobs than
incinerators or landfills. Also, recycling can be the least expensive waste management method
for cities facing economic dilemmas.
Disclaimer: Harris County provides this publication as a courtesy to the public. Harris County does
not endorse any of the businesses listed in this publication and has not independently verified that
these businesses provide the services listed herein.
Table of Contents
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Aluminum, Cardboard, Glass, Paper, Plastics...__,
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Com~uters, Electronics. Televis~on
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1 - m e 1 Item Accepted I Address
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Bulky Items and
Bulky items consist of concrete, scrap metal (sM),
aluminum (A!), cardboardlpaper products (P),
2 y d Housbn- SdhsWe 11300 Swtll Port Oak 713-551-7355
2itv d Houslon- Westmrk I T i . M.G. P Is800 WestDark
Call 1-800-Clean-Up for local recycling information!
ITires IMMie bcations 1 1-800-349-4358
IMultiple locations 1 1-800-925-6278
Electronic Waste and
Electronic Waste (e-waste) consists of computers, printers, televisions,
aerosols, antifreeze, car batteries, cleaners, fertilizers, fuels,
I Northwest I
IA&B Batteries 1 Batteries 1308 W. Hamilton 1713-691-0134 1E went
Altech Metals, Inc. 1e-Waste 14650 S. Pinemont 1 713-680-9325
C&D Scrao Metals 1 e-Waste 1815 W. 25th 1 713-862-5588
Coastal Metal Recycling 1 Batteries 1 14002 Hempstead Hwy 1713-690-6767 held throughout tt-
HHW Collection Events 1 HHW IUnincoroorated Areas 1713-290-3000 year to provide
JD Metals 1Batteries 1 11502 ~ a n n e r 1832-467-3199 residents with
Scraocom~uter.corn 1 e-Waste 16829 Fulton 1713-691-9995 FREE HHW
Sears Batteries Multiple locations 1-800-349-4358 disposal.
Surplus Buyers e-Waste 1105 Upland 888-413-3180 To find out more
WM Recvcle America e-Waste 7700 Kemowood Drive 713-681-1703 about upcoming
events call your
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phones, etc. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) items consist of
herbicides, paints, pesticides, pool chemicals, used oil, etc.
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There are two types of landfills that the homeowner can use: Municipal
can be used by residents who do not live close to landfills. Wood and
"A" denotes companies that
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Call 1-800-Clean-UPfor local recvcling information!
WoodIYard Waste --
(Type I), and ConstructionlLand Clearing (Type IV). Transfer Stations
Yard Waste (~ulching) consists of grass, leaves, and tree trimmings.
offer Christmas tree recycling.
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15757 Wee Road 1713-671-1575 1
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Visit www. 180OCleanUp.orgfor local recycling information!
Less Toxic Alternatives
Less Toxic Alternatives are environmentally safe and effective substitutes
for hazardous household waste products.
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Call 1-800-Clean-Up for local recycling information!
Yard Chemical Applications 0-
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers can save your lawn and
the environment from being contaminated by product overuse.
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E w i s e classes on ,"r:~kwd "p t specific'
care and composting!
Io find out more call 713-290-3000. 11 only the pest
can be washe the damage!
1. Rgad the label carefully - it gives advice on
hmv, when, and where to use the product
2. Wetar the cCothing as directed on the
label; for example: a dust mask, a hat, goggles,
Img-sFeevd shirts, long pants, nm-absurbent
gloves, and closed shoes. fertilizers can
and- -ding Do not wash clothing corrhminated with
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h gestickdes with other clothing!
3. Do not apply on Mndy days.
safest way to 4. Nww apply to bare or eroded g m n d .
rid your lawn 5. Mewr use more prodm than is m m e n d e d .
of weeds! 6. Store them in their original container.
of properly t the sprrcSficatiw on the
7. D k p ~ ~ s g o
4 other small insects!
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HHW Voucher Program
Harris County Residents can request a voucher to use at one of the three disposal sites
listed below. The locations accept paint products, lawn chemicals, automotive products,
household chemicals, batteries and old electronics. Call 713-290-3000 to request a voucher.
City of Houston Northside Environmental Service Center ...............................
5614 Neches, Houston
Open the 2nd Thursday of every month 9 AM - 3 PM
City of Houston Southside Environmental Service Center..............................
11500 South Post Oak, Houston
Open Tues and Wed 9 AM - 3 PM and the 2nd Saturday of every month 9 AM - 1 PM
Montgomery County Household Chemical Waste Facility ...............................
1122 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands
Open every Wednesday 8 AM - 5 PM and the 3rd Saturday of every month 8 AM - 5 PM
Harris County Phone Numbers
Harris County Precinct 1. ............................................................................ 3-755-6111
commissioner El Franco Lee
Harris County ~ r e l
Harris County Permi
Septic Tank Issues 1
Harris County Pollution Con
Illegal ~ u r n i n g Odors
Harris County Storm Water Quality Section .......................
Household Hazardous Waste Program
Storm Water Inlet Marking (SWIM) Program
Water Quality Issues
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