Houston expanding curbside recycling to 35,000 more homes

June 14, 2013 1:58:57 PM PDT
Thousands of Houston families will soon be able to participate in curbside recycling. The city is expanding to 35,000 more homes next month.

Each home will receive a green, 96-gallon cart in which to collect paper, glass, aluminum, tin and steel cans and some plastics.

"Since first implementing the initiative in 2009, residents have overwhelmingly been asking to be included in this program. It's convenient because participants can place their unsorted recyclables, including glass, in one city-provided container with wheels that makes it easy to roll to the curb," said Harry Hayes, SWMD Director.

An additional expansion to 70,000 households is planned in the fall.

Recyclable items that can be placed in the containers include: newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, cardboard, paperboard, paper bags, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin and steel cans and plastics 1 ? 5 and 7.

Subdivisions included in the July 2013 expansion curbside Automated Recycling Program:

1. Almeda Plaza
2. Bayou Place
3. Braeburn Glen
4. Braeswood Place
5. Brooksmith
6. East Montrose
7. East Sunnyside
8. Epernay Sec 2
9. Fourth Ward/Freemen's Town
10. Glen Iris
11. Glenshire
12. Golfview Manor
13. Gulf Freeway Oaks
14. Harris Court
15. Heights
16. Heights II
17. Hiram Clarke
18. Home Owned Estates
19. Huntington Patio
20. Huntington Village
21. Inwood Terrace
22. Kashmere Gardens area
23. Keegan's Glen
24. Kempwood Villa T/H
25. Magnolia Park Sec 2
26. Monte Beach
27. New Meadow Brook
28. Nottingham Sec 4
29. Outpost Estates
30. Parkglen
31. Parkglen West
32. Proctor Plaza
33. South Park
34. Sunnylan
35. Sunset Heights
36. Sunset Terrace
37. Third Ward
38. Tropicana
39. Westbriar
40. Westbury West
41. Westwood Corner
42. Westwood Patio Homes
43. Wilson Court

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