City of Houston adds food and beverage cartons residential curbside recycling program

As part of the city of Houston’s continued efforts to bolster residential recycling, Mayor Annise D. Parker announced that food and beverage cartons are now recyclable as part of the city’s residential curbside recycling program.

The addition of carton packages marks another innovation in the city’s successful recycling efforts, with nearly all household containers used by residents now being recyclable.

To help get the word out to residents, the city is partnering with the Carton Council, a collaborative of carton manufacturers committed to expanding carton recycling in the United States, to launch a public education campaign to promote carton recycling.

“Houston is committed to increasing recycling as part of our efforts for a cleaner and greener city,” said Parker. “We are excited to partner with the Carton Council. Too many of our cartons are ending up in the landfill. We can do better. Let’s recycle all of our cartons! ”

Residents that receive city of Houston curbside recycling collection service should place all empty food and beverage cartons in their green curbside recycling cart or bin, or residents can drop off their cartons at one of the city’s local recycling dropoff centers. Commonly used carton containers include milk and juice cartons, along with soup, broth and soy milk cartons.

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Meetings and Dues

Happy New Year!

We have our first Board meeting of 2014 Tuesday, January 21. 7-8pm. Please email me for the address, if you would like to join us. All members are welcome to attend board meetings.

We will have a general meeting Tuesday, January 28 at Zoes Kitchen 7-8pm. We will have a special election for the position of treasurer at this meeting. Ruth Adams, who has previously served as a Councillor on the Board has volunteered to fill the position.

Please update your memberships by visiting http://home.richwoodplace.org/membership/Minimum household annual dues are $50 or you are welcome to donate more. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Rebekah

Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam

Recycling bins reminder

As a reminder, please continue to use your old recycling bins today and in two weeks (November 25th). The following week (not two weeks later) the schedule changes and the new begins can be used; on December 2nd, automated collection begins for the new bins and continues to be every other week thereafter.

So exciting…these arrived in Richwood Place Today!

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We’re going greener! Way to go, everyone. Thanks, especially to our Recycle team who have been so faithful about putting the reminder signs out. A huge thank you to longtime resident and recycle extraordinaire Liuda Flores for making all of the signs.

Have a great weekend and make plans to join us at our final General meeting of 2013, Tuesday evening, 7-8pm at Zoes Kitchen.
We will elect board members for 2014. We are limited to 3 terms in any position. And, welcome new folks getting involved. See you all soon.