H-GAC Recycling

H-GAC Recycling H-GAC is the state-designated planning agency for solid waste management issues in the Houston-Galveston Region, including recycling.
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What better way to reduce the waste you throw away this Valentine’s Day than to not create it in the first place. Earth ...
02/02/2021

What better way to reduce the waste you throw away this Valentine’s Day than to not create it in the first place. Earth 911 offers several alternatives for a greener Valentine’s Day, such as sewing handmade gifts from scraps of fabric, making a wreath from old playing cards, and gifting that special someone a potted plant instead of a bouquet of flowers. https://earth911.com/living-well-being/events-entertainement/eco-friendly-valentines-day/

Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances can help you save energy and money around your home. But how do you get the old...
01/26/2021

Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances can help you save energy and money around your home. But how do you get the old ones ready for recycling? Earth911 recommends asking the company that brings the new one to remove the old one for recycling or donating it to a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in the area.

https://earth911.com/recycling-guide/how-to-recycle-large-appliances/

Recycling used electronics conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution. For example, for every millio...
01/19/2021

Recycling used electronics conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution. For example, for every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered. Contact your local city or county for more information about electronics recycling in your area or visit Earth911 for more options.
https://search.earth911.com/

If you updated your electronics in your home or office this year, be sure to delete all your personal data from your old...
01/12/2021

If you updated your electronics in your home or office this year, be sure to delete all your personal data from your old devices before recycling or donating them. Contact your local city or county for more information about electronics recycling in your area. Or consider donating them to a local charitable organization, like Goodwill Industries of Houston.
https://goodwillhouston.dellreconnect.com/
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Take Care of Texas
01/07/2021

Take Care of Texas

It's time to enter the Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest!!! 🎨🖍 Six K-5 students, and one lucky teacher, will win a tablet or laptop! 📱💻

⭐️ NEW this year: The 2021 contest will award prizes to one winner from each grade level, Kindergarten-5th Grade. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from those winners.

Spread the word! Entries are due by March 5th! Details: https://takecareoftexas.org/kids/k-5-art-contest

If you're looking for an environmentally helpful way to discard your used Christmas tree, please consider donating it to...
01/04/2021

If you're looking for an environmentally helpful way to discard your used Christmas tree, please consider donating it to the Brazoria County Parks Department to help reinforce the dunes at Surfside Beach. You can also check with your community to find out if there are any tree donation activities underway. No artificial trees or ornaments, please!

Remember to donate your used Christmas tree to help rebuild the dunes on local beaches, which were wiped out by storm surges from last year's record-setting hurricane season. Drop them at the main entrance to Surfside Beach, any county precinct or check with your local city hall to see if you can take them there.

Learn more at https://thefacts.com/free_share/article_5533d519-5724-5ae3-9bcb-98eced618c64.html

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is a great time to declutter--out with the old, in with the new and reuse ...
12/28/2020
Post-Christmas: The Eco Way to Dispose of Holiday Trappings | Earth 911

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is a great time to declutter--out with the old, in with the new and reuse what you can. What are some your tips and tricks for decluttering around the holidays?

At some point, the festivities end and the Christmas cleanup begins. Here's how to responsibly get rid of those ribbons, cards and more.

A lot of people are diligent about recycling paper and boxes. Unfortunately, most holiday wrapping paper, bows, and ribb...
12/22/2020

A lot of people are diligent about recycling paper and boxes. Unfortunately, most holiday wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons aren’t recyclable and are considered contamination in the recycling bin. Check out some of these ideas for greener gift wrapping, such as using re-usable cloth bags, using seed paper gift tags, or using shredded magazine pages instead of tissue paper as box fillers.

https://earth911.com/living-well-being/events-entertainement/buy-or-diy-eco-friendly-gift-wrap/

Last-minute holiday cards and gifts can be green. Consider gifting experiences instead of stuff or sending e-cards or au...
12/16/2020

Last-minute holiday cards and gifts can be green. Consider gifting experiences instead of stuff or sending e-cards or audio cards this year. These will get there on time and will be appreciated by the recipients. Thanks to our friends at West U for suggesting these tips.

Twinkling lights are a great way to add sparkle to your decorations. However, when they burn out or when you get ready t...
12/01/2020

Twinkling lights are a great way to add sparkle to your decorations. However, when they burn out or when you get ready to upgrade to new or more green choices, don’t toss your old ones. Check with your city to see if they take them or contact stores that sell lights and see if you can trade in your old ones for a discount for purchasing new ones or a scrap metal recyciling business might take them.
https://modernize.com/homeowner-resources/30973/how-to-recycle-old-christmas-lights

As you're looking for great deals for holiday gifts this Cyber Monday, take a look at some of these ideas for helping to...
11/30/2020
Gift-Giving Gone Green | Take Care of Texas

As you're looking for great deals for holiday gifts this Cyber Monday, take a look at some of these ideas for helping to make your gift-giving greener and environmentally friendly.

Gift-Giving Gone Green

Now is the perfect time for DIY Fall and Thanksgiving decorating projects that don’t create additional waste. Fun ideas ...
11/17/2020

Now is the perfect time for DIY Fall and Thanksgiving decorating projects that don’t create additional waste. Fun ideas include making pine cone place cards, assembling a gratitude tree, or putting together an edible centerpiece.

https://earth911.com/inspire/diy/diy-projects-thanksgiving/

America Recycles day is coming up and you are invited to join thousands of people across the nation pledging to reduce w...
11/10/2020

America Recycles day is coming up and you are invited to join thousands of people across the nation pledging to reduce waste by recycling more, buying products made of recycled content, and encouraging at least one family member or friend to join you.
https://kab.org/programs/ard/pledge/

The cardboard tubes from paper towel rolls are recyclable, but have you ever thought about re-using them in craft projec...
11/03/2020

The cardboard tubes from paper towel rolls are recyclable, but have you ever thought about re-using them in craft projects? You can make ornaments or decorations, or use them in a painting project. Just squeeze the tube a bit, dip it in some paint, and it’s a perfect template for leaves on a tree.
https://www.craftymorning.com/toilet-paper-roll-leaf-stamping-fall-tree-craft/

In Texas, you can properly dispose of scrap, or unwanted, tires when buying new tires, during local government collectio...
10/20/2020

In Texas, you can properly dispose of scrap, or unwanted, tires when buying new tires, during local government collection events, or possibly by contacting a landfill directly and paying a disposal fee. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has tools for you to use to find the right place to dispose of your tires. Check out their webpage or contact your local city or county to find out if they accept tires during any regular trash collection or through special events.

Tires literally get us where we want to go. But what happens when they are no longer useful on our vehicles? You can reu...
10/13/2020

Tires literally get us where we want to go. But what happens when they are no longer useful on our vehicles? You can reuse, recycle, or properly dispose of them. Improperly storing, or illegally dumping, tires cause breeding grounds for mosquitos and are prone to catching fire. Earth 911 offers some helpful tips for how (and why) you can get the most life out of your tires and give them new life through proper recycling and disposal.
https://earth911.com/inspire/programs-initiatives/recycling-mysteries-tires/

When you purchase new tires, you can pay a fee to have your old ones recycled right there at the tire shop. But if you h...
10/06/2020

When you purchase new tires, you can pay a fee to have your old ones recycled right there at the tire shop. But if you have old tires around your house and you’re wondering what to do with them, maybe there’s still some life in them. Check out these creative ways to re-use old tires, such as turning them into furniture, swings, or yard and garden planters and art.
https://earth911.com/home-garden/take-these-8-creative-ways-to-repurpose-tires-out-for-a-spin/

If you think the only things you can compost are grass, plants, and wilted lettuce, think again. While there are a lot o...
09/29/2020

If you think the only things you can compost are grass, plants, and wilted lettuce, think again. While there are a lot of things you can’t compost, there are some things that you can that may surprise you – like white glue and masking tape (on craft projects), natural wine corks, and stale food (crackers, spices, bread, and pasta). Learn more at
https://earth911.com/home-garden/compost-10-weird-things/

Wouldn't it be great if everything was recyclable? Wishing for it doesn't make it true. Check out this information from ...
09/23/2020

Wouldn't it be great if everything was recyclable? Wishing for it doesn't make it true. Check out this information from Take Care of Texas to help keep non-recyclables out of your recycling bin and learn more about keeping some items our of your trash bin too!

You're not wish-cycling, are you? Recycling the wrong items can contaminate an entire batch of recycling and damage machinery, thus rendering recycling efforts virtually useless! ♻️

Learn how you can be a responsible recycler: https://takecareoftexas.org/hot-wire/youre-not-wish-cycling-are-you

After you’ve finished reading your newspaper, put it to work as a weed barrier in your garden. Lay several sheets on moi...
09/22/2020

After you’ve finished reading your newspaper, put it to work as a weed barrier in your garden. Lay several sheets on moist soil and cover with mulch. The newspaper keeps pesky weeds from sprouting and breaks down in the soil.

Really important messages we can all use.
09/17/2020

Really important messages we can all use.

The city of Houston launches an anti-litter campaign to encourage Houstonians to properly dispose of face masks, gloves, sanitizer wipes, and other trash.

Proper disposal of PPE will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Houston streets clean, healthy and safe. https://bit.ly/32F4cg5

#COVID19 #BetterTogether #ProtectTheH #DoThePPE123

Got pine cones? You can toss them in your compost pile to create valuable mulch, but that may take a while. Give them ne...
09/15/2020

Got pine cones? You can toss them in your compost pile to create valuable mulch, but that may take a while. Give them new life by repurposing them as a bird feeder for our fine feathered friends. You just need the pine cone, some string, peanut butter, and bird seed. Learn more at https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/make-your-own-feeder/

We like waste diversion from the landfill through reducing, reusing and recycling, but never by tossing trash on the gro...
09/11/2020
Keep America Beautiful

We like waste diversion from the landfill through reducing, reusing and recycling, but never by tossing trash on the ground. Let’s make a difference on September 20 (and every other day too!)

One day. One action. One movement. Join the Keep America Beautiful #TrashDash movement against litter! Get outside, have fun, and make a difference in your community on Sept 20. https://bit.ly/2DIK5E8

Composting can help keep organic waste out of the landfill. But you have to have the right ratio of “green stuff” and “b...
09/08/2020

Composting can help keep organic waste out of the landfill. But you have to have the right ratio of “green stuff” and “brown stuff.” Green materials are rich in nitrogen and protein, like grass and vegetable scraps; and brown materials are carbon- or carbohydrate-rich, such as leaves and pine needles. A good ratio is 3-to-4 parts brown to 1 part green. Learn more at
https://www.thespruce.com/composting-greens-and-browns-2539485

When you are shopping for new school (or work) clothes, don’t forget about the clothes you already have. Consider donati...
08/25/2020

When you are shopping for new school (or work) clothes, don’t forget about the clothes you already have. Consider donating them to a thrift shop or selling them on consignment. Thrift shops and consignment shops are a great place to buy “new to you” clothes too. Learn more at earth911.
https://earth911.com/recycling-guide/how-to-recycle-clothing-accessories/

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle More

As landfill space and raw materials become scarcer, recycling of used materials becomes a more cost effective and sensible option. The Houston-Galveston Area Council hosts workshops and provides education/outreach to bring new ideas and knowledge to local governments, solid waste businesses, and interested residents on a wide range of recycling-related topics.

Check out our workshops at http://www.h-gac.com/community/recycling/solid-waste-and-recycling-workshops.aspx

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