October 17, 2016

Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008

Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston Hosts Mobile B.O.P.A Event at Kingwood Metro Park and Ride on Saturday, October 29, 2016
Houston, TX - Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston will be holding a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) mobile collection event to help residents safely dispose of  items in their home that are hazardous and should not be placed in garbage or recycling carts. If they enter the landfill, they pose as a threat to the environment, including our local watershed. 

The event will take place on Saturday, October 29, from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, at the 
Kingwood METRO Park & Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, Texas 77339. In case of extreme inclement weather such as flood advisory the event will be rescheduled. 
The event is free and open to all City of Houston residents. Each user must provide proof of residency, including a Texas Driver's License or any other valid Texas ID and a current water/utility bill or city property tax receipt. Business waste will not be accepted.

In addition to the B.O.P.A, residents may drop off scrap metal and large appliances. Large appliances include stoves, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. Appliances with Freon must be tagged by an HVAC professional indicating the FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED.

This event provides a free and safe alternative for residents to get rid their homes of potentially dangerous materials.  Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for the October 29   collection event:  
  • ACCEPTED ITEMS: only  residential waste, rechargeable household and automobile batteries, motor oil and filters, LATEX paint, antifreeze, large appliances and scrap metal. Latex paint will be limited to 15 gallons. Used motor oil will be limited to 15 gallons. All liquids are required to be in sealed, non-leaking containers that are labeled as to contents.
  • ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:  business, medical and agricultural waste; oil-based paints, solvents, flammables, pesticides, herbicides and other similar hazardous materials and electronic waste.
Residents may call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's Customer Service Hotline for additional information or check online at .

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at, like the department on Facebook at, follow SWMD on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's Customer Service Hotline.
For more information, please contact Council Member Martin's office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at .