On Saturday, November 3, a special recycling event will take place from 9 am-3 pm at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride near the intersection of Rustic Woods and West Lake Houston Parkway. Net proceeds from this event will be used to develop a training program for people with disabilities.
CompuCycle has teamed up with Easter Seals of Greater Houston, UHY Advisors, LLC (an accounting firm) and The Council for Corporate Responsibility to develop this program which is intended to lead to employment in the electronics recycling industry for these individuals.
Named "WhatIF", the campaign asks the question What IF we could all keep electronic waste from the landfill and - at the same time - put people to work?
It is important to recycle e-waste because if electronic waste is sent to the landfill toxic chemicals may leak into the soil, lakes and rivers and our water supply. If that waste is burned, toxic fumes that are sent into the atmosphere can adversely affect our breathing and our health. So, the best option is to reuse and recycle all of those items that can be repurposed.
Since November of last year, CompuCycle has provided e-waste pickup on the first Saturday of every month at Metro Park & Ride on Lake Houston Parkway near the new Community Center. Every weekend there is also recycling of other recyclable waste at that same locale.
Keep Kingwood Green fully supports this initiative and encourages all residents of our area to bring your discarded and unused electronic equipment and recycle it on November 3.
CompuCycle guarantees that all hard drives will be shredded, none will end up in a landfill nor be shipped overseas to Africa or Asia. A shredder will be onsite to shred your hard drive.
Here's what you can bring: PCs & servers; Keyboards & mice; switches; game consoles; monitors &l aptops; small kitchen appliances; memory chips; hubs and routers; printers & copiers; fax machines; projectors; rechargeable & car batteries; telephones & cell phones; PDAs; tape drives; hard drives; cords & cables; cameras; old TVs, CDs and VHS tapes. If it plugs into the wall and is not a major appliance, they will take it.
CompuCycle is Houston's only locally headquartered R2 certified company. R2 Certification is an EPA accredited 3rd party certification to ensure electronic recyclers handle their materials in an environmentally friendly way, under strict protocols and annual audits.
For more information on the WhatIF campaign please contact us at info (at) KeepKingwoodGreen.org or us on Facebook and leave us your question. See you NOVEMBER 3rd - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Metro Park & Ride.