Nonprofit organizations are always looking for more volunteers and funding. Keep Kingwood Green is no exception. If you want to help, let us know. On Aug. 5 from 10:30-noon we will be giving a program at the Kingwood Library focused on how you can help to improve the recycling rate in our area. The program, “Why Recycling Matters,” is free to the public. Come visit with us, find out the latest news, and ask your recycling questions. We would love to see you!
The City of Houston is making a big decision soon on the future of recycling in the city. Even if you do not live in the city, this could eventually have a huge impact on most nearby areas. Mayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a contract with a Spanish Company, FCC Environmental, to process all the recyclable materials collected in the city by city crews. Currently Waste Management has that contract. You might remember when the current contract was signed earlier this year, glass was dropped from the recycling program in the city’s curbside recycling bins. FCC has proposed building a new sorting facility in Houston and if that is approved, glass will again be picked up in the curbside bins.
As with any long-term contract, there are always winners and losers. If FCC is awarded the contract, it will no doubt be a blow to Waste Management. They own the Atascocita landfill and are a Houston-based corporation. We like the idea of being able to recycle more materials, including glass, and also sometimes new competition helps to bring costs down. It may be a win-win for each of us as consumers of trash and recycling services.
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