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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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.

Montrose Green Recycling Day

Montrose Green Recycling Day Saturday, October 26, 2013

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department, in partnership with the Montrose Management District’s Recycling Subcommittee, is offering free on-site document shredding, recycling of computer components and non-lithium batteries on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the H-E-B, 1701 West Alabama, Houston 77098.

The following items will be accepted:

* Cameras * CDs, DVDs, floppy disks * Cell phones / personal digital assistant devices * Circuit boards * Copiers * Desktops * DVD / CD / VHS devices * Fax machines * Game consoles and controllers * Hair utensils (blow dryers, straightening irons, etc.) * Hard drives (data storage devices and memory chips) * Keyboards, mice, speakers, cables * Laptops * Lithium-Ion batteries (camera batteries, cellphone batteries) * Monitors (LCD, LED, plasma) * Network switches, routers, and hubs * Nickel-Cadmium batteries (rechargeable batteries) * Plotters * Printers * Projectors * Radios, alarm clocks, and speakers * Scanners * Servers (peripherals and server racks) * Small kitchen appliances (coffee maker, microwave, toaster, etc.) * Tablets * Tape and optical drives * Telephones * Televisions * Toner cartridges * Battery backups

For questions contact Sandra Jackson at Sandra.Jackson2@houstontx.gov or 713.837.9164 or visit http://montrosedistrict.org/biannualrecycling/

To learn more about recycling in the City of Houston, visit http://www.houstonsolidwaste.org/, http://www.greenhoustontx.gov/, http://www.codegreenhouston.org, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste and on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/houstontrash.

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)

National Night Out 2013

Thank you to all of you who supported our neighborhood last night by attending National Night Out. We had a great night of music (Thank you, Beetle!), food (Thank you to our food sponsor Papa Mio!) and celebration (Thank you to our great neighborhood sponsors- David Houston -New Leaf Real Estate, Jerry Blum- Heritage Texas Properties, Cliff Helmcamp- Greenwood King Properties) Thanks also to Reprint! for sponsoring a portion of the printing of all of the cards and the great banner.

Our next GENERAL MEETING is at Zoe’s Kitchen 7-8pm Tuesday, November 12. Hope to see you there!