|CITY OF HOUSTON AND COMPUCYCLE ADD PERMANENT RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITE AND ONE DAY COLLECTION EVENTS FOR ELECTRONICS|
WHO: Mayor Annise D. Parker, District A Council Member Brenda Stardig, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department and CompuCycle
WHAT: Media tour of R2 certified electronics recycling and refurbishing facility and drop-off site.
WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: CompuCycle located at 7700 Kempwood (451P).
WHY: The City of Houston is adding a permanent electronics recycling drop-off site (7700 Kempwood) for Houstonians to recycle their electronics responsibly. This partnership with Compucycle also provides monthly one day collection events on Saturdays at three City of Houston recycling centers beginning October 8th: Kingwood Metro Transit Center (1st Sat.), Ellington/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center (2nd Sat.) and Center Street Recycling Center (3rd Sat.).
Recycling electronics keeps potentially harmful materials out of the waste stream and the environment. The Solid Waste Management Department and CompuCycle are urging Houstonians to take advantage of this new program by recycling their PCs, servers, keyboards, mice, laptops, game consoles, monitors, small kitchen appliances, and other electronics-related items.
PHOTO OP: Media tour of the new drop-off/electronics recycling site located at 7700 Kempwood location.
Solid Waste Management Department Public Information Office, 713-837-9164 or www.houstonsolidwaste.org