Convenient, free one-day recycling event.
The Woodlands Township’s annual 3R Bazaar is mobilizing this year; it’s been reimagined as the 3R Recycling Drive-thru. Enjoy convenient, free one-day recycling from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle or bicycle on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of The Woodlands High School (enter from Millennium Forest Dr).
Although the traditional bazaar element has been removed this year residents are encouraged to celebrate the true spirit of 3R, finding new opportunities to recycle items that cannot be recycled in curbside carts. Refer to the list below for accepted items and guidelines. Free recycling is for residents only, please no businesses.
The safety of volunteers, staff and residents is the highest priority. All volunteers and staff will wear face coverings. Participants are required to wear a face covering as well, while items are being removed from the car. If you don’t have a mask, we’re happy to provide one.
This year’s Village Recycling Challenge item is Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V batteries. This friendly competition awards funds for scholarships to Villages with the highest participation; funds are donated by The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. Please label your bag/box of batteries with your Village’s name.
Free One-Day Drive-thru Recycling
Bag or box items separately by category and place them in your trunk or back passenger side seat for safe access by volunteers. A volunteer will open the trunk, hatchback or rear side passenger door to remove items. Residents only, no businesses
- Batteries – Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V labeled with village name.
- Disposable Razorblades with packaging. See this list for examples.
- Eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases
- Oral Care Products – Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers.
- Snack and drink pouches – Any brand with straws and pouch lids. See this list for examples.
- Styrofoam block packaging – No food containers or cups.
- Textiles – Overly worn clothing, shoes, linens, fabric scraps and other unusable. textiles. Please donate any good, usable items to local charities here.
- Secure on-site document shredding
- Residential only - limited capacity (first come, first served)
- Recommended donation of 5 cans of food or $5 per box; benefits Interfaith Food Pantry
Can’t make it to 3R? That’s ok! The Precinct 3 Recycling Center (1122 Pruitt Road in Spring), Home Depot, Lowes, Batteries Plus, Best Buy, and some Walmart’s accept batteries all year. For a comprehensive list of local recycling opportunities of other oddities such as Styrofoam, electronics, lightbulbs, paints, pharmaceuticals, and more check out the Recycle More Guide.
Is your group looking for a fundraising opportunity or trying to collect items for a reuse project? Consider joining us at 3R. Check out Terracycle for ideas to earn funds for your organization.
For event updates and more information, contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281-281-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/3Rbazaar.