On Saturday, November 9, more than 800 residents enjoyed shopping local artists, free recycling, document shredding and learning about recycling at the 9th Annual 3R Bazaar! 3R Bazaar is a once a year recycling event with local resources available to educate on a number of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle as well as on-site recycling opportunities. Residents saved 13,817 lbs of material from the landfill by bringing hard to recycle items for free recycling. $1,485 and 850lbs of canned food items were collected from the document shredding service and donated to Interfaith of The Woodlands Food Pantry.
The 2019 Recycling Village Challenge item was batteries. The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. will award scholarship funds to villages based on the amount of batteries they collected.
date for the next 3R Bazaar on Saturday, November 14, 2020 and watch for the
new Recycling Village Challenge item, to be announced in January. Batteries
will not count towards the 2020 Village Challenge but will be accepted along
with eyeglasses, textiles, oral care products and documents for shredding. In
the meantime, batteries can be recycled at Precinct 3 Recycling Facility,
Batteries Plus Bulbs, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s or a Walmart Super Center.
are encouraged to think beyond the curbside cart and take advantage of the wide
variety of local recycling opportunities. A complete list of participating
locations and the items they accept can be found here.
For more information about recycling, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/recycling or contact the Township Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800. The 3R Bazaar is a free program of The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department with sponsorship from Waste Management, Southern Shred, Gullo Dealerships, Woodlands Water and The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.
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Reduce, reuse, recycle and re-imagine waste at the annual 3R Bazaar! Bring select items for recycling, shop the market for crafts featuring recycled materials, and discover new opportunities to recycle beyond the curb. It all happens on November 9 at The Woodlands Farmers Market at Grogan’s Mill 8 a.m. to noon.
Americans make up roughly 5% of the world’s population but generate nearly 40% of the world’s total waste. Learn tips and tricks to reduce waste on the go and at home.
The U.S. produces 4.6 million lbs. of wrapping paper each year. Half of it is sent to landfills. Many wrapping papers are foiled which means they cannot be recycled. Visit the Reuse Workshop and learn how to create eco-friendly gift boxes and bags from newspaper and vinyl record sleeves. They can even be reused or recycled after the holiday!
Bring select, hard-to-recycle items for free recycling and learn about year-round collection opportunities. Participate in the 2019 Village Challenge! Earn scholarship funds for your village by bringing Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, 9V batteries for recycling.
AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt
only, no businesses
Clothing in unusable condition
Oral Care Products
Collected by Girl Scout Cadette Troop 11953
Used toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, and
3R Bazaar is hosted by The Woodlands Township Environmental Services with sponsorship from Waste Management, Woodlands Water, Southern Shred and The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. For more information, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/3rbazaar or contact the Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800.
Summer vacation means more parties, picnics, and eating on-the-go! It’s time to reflect on our disposable habits. Plastic Free July highlights how our short-term convenient choices can have long-term impacts on our environment.
Did You Know? “Eight out of ten items found on beaches in international coastal cleanups are related to eating and drinking,” according to One World One Ocean. This is one problem with an easy solution:choose to refuse!
Top five ways to reduce plastic in your daily life:
Bring your own bag. On average in the United States, 100 billion plastic bags are used by consumers annually. The average time each bag is used is less than 15 minutes.
Bring your own bottle. The amount of water used to produce a plastic bottle is 6 to 7 times the amount of water in the bottle.
Bring your own mug. Many coffee shops give a discount if you bring your own container!
Choose cardboard and paper packaging over plastic containers and bags. Less than 14 percent of plastic packaging– the fastest-growing type of packaging–gets recycled.
Kick the disposable straw habit, especially plastic ones. If you must use a straw, try a reusable one made of stainless steel or bamboo.
Explore more easy tips here! Going plastic-free in July is simple; take The Woodlands Plastic Free Pledge and let us know how YOU will break your disposable habit!
At home and on the go, when you can’t reduce, remember to recycle! Need more information? Call the Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800.
Whether you relocated from across the country, moved a kid home from college, or just received delivery of a new flat screen TV, dealing with those cardboard boxes is no problem! Your curbside solid waste services through Waste Management provide a special pick-up day each month for recycling oversized and overabundance of cardboard boxes. The service is provided to each neighborhood in The Woodlands once a month at no additional cost.
2 Easy Steps:
Determine your pick-up day by Village
2nd Monday of the Month: Alden Bridge, Cochran’s Crossing, Sterling Ridge.
4th Friday of the Month: Creekside Park, College Park, Grogan’s Forest, Grogan’s Mill, Indian Springs, Panther Creek, Research Forest, Town Center.
Schedule bulk recycling pick-up of cardboard
At least 2 business days prior to the scheduled pick-up day, call Waste Management Customer Service at 1-800-800-5804.
Request and keep the confirmation number until service occurs.
For a trouble-free pick-up, please follow these guidelines:
Flatten boxes, then bundle and stack them curbside.
Fold packing paper and place in your recycling cart for pick-up on your regular service day.
NO packing peanuts, Styrofoam™, bubble wrap or plastic.
Place items at the curb before 7 a.m. on the pre-scheduled pick-up day.
Have an abundance of cardboard and don’t want to wait?
Take it to one of our local Drop-off centers:
The Woodlands Recycling Center | 5100 block of Research Forest, west of Bear Branch Recreation Center | Open Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Precinct 3 Recycling Complex | 1122 Pruitt Road | Call for details: 281-367-7283 | Open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch 11:30 to 12:30
Did you move with more than you meant to, or don’t want to take it all to the new place? Check out the previous Recycling Dilemma # 1002 – Got Stuff? for resources to donate, declutter and discard.
Summer is sizzling and has some of us grabbing our gear for a weekend beach trip! Many feel a natural connection to the ocean as it covers 70% of our planet, houses fascinating marine life, and connects us all.
June 8th is World Ocean Day reminding us to celebrate the many wonders of our aquatic frontier.
This year’s focus is a call to action on plastic pollution. You may have seen the unsettling images of sea life fatalities; our plastics are reaching new shores that have never seen pollution before. Now is the time to address the issue before we create a world of plastic beaches.
Plastics are synthetic organic polymers created with petroleum. They are so long lasting that all the plastic that has ever been created still exists today, yet industries create more every day. Most marine plastics originate on land as litter. Once they enter our waters, plastics entangle marine life or erode into smaller particles that are then ingested. Every piece of litter we pick up on land helps the ocean and the life within.
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today“
Life happens, and we’ve all got stuff! We get transferred across the country, send the youngest off to college, remodel, downsize and clean out the garage–and it all generates stuff! Continue reading →
Focusing conservation efforts on finding solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter, the 2017 theme for World Ocean Day, Our Oceans, Our Future, aims to improve the health of our oceans for generations to come. Continue reading →
The annual Village Recycling Challenge calls on residents to save a specific hard-to-recycle item. The friendly competition among The Woodlands’ eight villages provides rewards for individuals as well as villages. Continue reading →