Spring Picnic & Membership Drive

Please join your neighbors on Sunday (April 27th) @ 6pm at 1700 Lexington by the park.

It is forecast to be a beautiful evening in the 70s and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors.

Drinks will be provided and bring a dish to share (main, salad, dessert).

You can pay your membership dues, which will qualify you for a door prize and support RPCA.

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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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.

Houston To Expand Automated Curbside Recycling Program to Richwood Place

Houston Automated Recylcing
Richwood Place is on the list of neighborhoods that will receive new 96-gallon recycling bins that will begin to receive automated pickup service in November. In addition to increased capacity for recycling, the program now supports glass.

October 9, 2013 – Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today a more comprehensive electronics waste products stewardship program for Houston residents. Since September 2011, the City has partnered with CompuCycle to provide a permanent electronics recycling drop-off site at CompuCycle headquarters located at 7700 Kempwood and monthly mobile e-waste collections on Saturdays at three City of Houston recycling sites. With the new expanded service, residents will be able to drop off e-waste free-of-charge at storage facilities participating in the GREENspot DROPoff Houston Program.

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Cart delivery will begin the week of October 28, 2013, with the first collection occurring the week of November 25, 2013.

Houston To Expand Automated Curbside Recycling Program To 70,000 More Households (full story)

Texas Transportation Commission approves funding for Montrose bridge improvements

http://montrosedistrict.org/texas-transportation-commission-approves-funding-for-montrose-bridge-improvements/

 

The bridges of US 59, when constructed, represented the best in architectural beauty that TxDOT has delivered to any project in recent time. When originally constructed ten years ago their opening was received with great fanfare due, not only to their beauty, but also their fiber optic lights which illuminated the structures at night, basking them in a multi-colored light that left the entire city in awe of their iconic presence.

This project will replace the non-functioning original light strands with a state-of-the-art LED lighting system that not only will bring back the glorious illumination that has been missing from the glorious US 59 corridor for almost ten years, but will also create a safer environment both below the bridge decking and also for vehicular & pedestrian traffic on the bridges.

 

General Meeting & 2012 Elections – Tonight!

Good morning, neighbors.

RPCA’s final general meeting of 2011 and elections for 2012 board positions will be held at 7pm tonight at Zoe’s Kitchen on Shepherd. I’ve attached the agenda to this email. If you have any other issues that you would like to discuss, please feel free to email me prior to the meeting.

All six board positions are being elected this evening for 2012:

President (2011 – Rebekah El-Hakam, running for re-election)
Vice President (2011 – Daniel Baker)
Secretary (2011 – Andy Stefaniak, running for re-election)
Treasurer (2011 – Sue Bailey, running for re-election)
Councilor (2011 – John Geiss, running for re-election)
Councilor (2011 – Brian Trudeau)

If you are interested in running, please email me or volunteer during the meeting. There will also be other positions available on committees as well as other ways to help serve the neighborhood.

See you tonight.

Daniel Baker
Vice President
Richwood Place Civic Association
RPCA Final General Meeting of 2011