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.
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 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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sincere thanks to all who joined the RPCA for 2013, attended the block party and are supporting our great neighborhood. I want to say a special thank you to a few folks who helped make last night a success.
Rita Cook helped with planning and took care of printing and mailing out the postcards. Thank you, Rita
Sam Brown, general manager of Papa Mio brought a wonderful dinner, attended the party, kept the amazing food hot and served and met the neighbors. Thank you, Papa Mio and Sam!
Sue Bailey, treasurer, helped with many last minute planning and errands. She was a huge help.
Cliff Helmcamp of Greenwood King sponsored our iPad Mini raffle and also was a big help with setup. Thank you, Cliff.
Thank you to Liz and Raymund Eich for loaning us and setting up the tent.
Again, thank you all for your support of our neighborhood. Getting out, meeting each other and getting to know one another is one of the greatest ways we can build community and support our great neighborhood.
We hope you are planning to join us tomorrow night In the 1700 block of Lexington. Remember, if you want a chance to win the iPad mini donated by Cliff Helmcamp of Greenwood King, plan to pay your 2013 Richwood Place Civic association 2013 dues of $50 before the party or at the party. We will draw for the winner at 730pm.
What’s on the menu?
Papa Mio is donating dinner. Come hungry. They are providing Penne Pasta, Meat Lasagna, Salad and Bread.
Bring lawn chairs, if you would like a place to sit. Also, bring drinks or dessert to share. We will provide some drinks as well.