A chance to get rid of hard-to-recycle waste
Looks like Clear Lake's Houston residents won't have to burn fuel hauling those unsafe-to-throw-away items 25 miles to the city's nearest recycling center after all.
The city of Houston is planning a recycling day for electronics and other troublesome recyclables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at its Ellington Airport site, which usually only takes items like paper, plastic, glass and cans.
On the list of items that will be accepted:
Used motor oil, up to 5 gallons
Batteries, including car batteries
Styrofoam packing materials, including blocks, wedges and peanuts
Large appliances containing freon such as refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioners
Electronics such as computers, monitors, keyboards, cell phones, microwaves, VCR's and televisions.
Household items not allowed include oil-based paints, tires, smoke detectors, hazardous chemicals like pesticides and herbicides, solvents, flammables, and trash. No business or medical waste of any kind will be accepted, nor will dangerous items such as compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, explosives, PCB's, dioxins and radioactive waste.
Don't forget to show your driver's license or water bill as proof of residency. Only waste from Houston residents will be accepted.
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