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!

 

It’s that time again…

Texas celebrates National Night Out in October again this year this coming Tuesday, October 1. And, Richwood Place is having a party in the 1800 block of Norfolk from 6-8pm.

Details on the card below. You should also receive one in your mailbox by the end of the week. Plan to come out…dance…eat…meet your neighbors and enjoy a good time. Please say a big thanks to our neighborhood sponsors: Papa Mio, Cliff Helmcamp (GREENWOOD KING PROPERTIES ), Jerry Blum (HERITAGE TEXAS PROPERTIES), REPRINT!, David Houston (NEW LEAF REAL ESTATE) and the Richwood Place Civic Association.

Richwood Place Natl Night Out

General Meeting, Tuesday, August 13. 7-8pm

Please plan to join us for our next general meeting:

GENERAL MEETING, Zoe’s Kitchen 7-8pm Tuesday, August 13

Hope to see you there! A few of the current topics are listed below. If you have additional items to discuss, please let one of the board members know or attend the meeting. We’d love to hear from you.

Topics of interest:

closure of Portsmouth at Woodhead, development of Fairmont Museum District Apartments, minimum lot size coverage throughout the neighborhood, new construction, graffiti, crime, National Night Out in October, etc.

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.