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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There are lots of things that you can't do with used tires. However, there are also some things you CAN do with them, li...
07/06/2021

There are lots of things that you can't do with used tires. However, there are also some things you CAN do with them, like properly disposing of them OR making a fun tire swing for your yard with just a few supplies.
https://www.instructables.com/How-to-make-a-tire-swing/

There are lots of things that you can't do with used tires. However, there are also some things you CAN do with them, like properly disposing of them OR making a fun tire swing for your yard with just a few supplies.
https://www.instructables.com/How-to-make-a-tire-swing/

Take the Plastic Free July Challenge and sign up for weekly emails with tips and ideas for reducing your single-use plas...
07/01/2021
Will you join the Plastic Free July Challenge?

Take the Plastic Free July Challenge and sign up for weekly emails with tips and ideas for reducing your single-use plastic consumption when practical and possible. Brought to you by the Plastic Free Foundation. https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/take-the-challenge/

I am taking the Plastic Free July challenge that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you join Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Now is a great time to find a new life or a new home for old patio furniture or other items in your yard that you aren’t...
06/29/2021

Now is a great time to find a new life or a new home for old patio furniture or other items in your yard that you aren’t using and that might become a projectile in a wind storm.

Now is a great time to find a new life or a new home for old patio furniture or other items in your yard that you aren’t using and that might become a projectile in a wind storm.

Independence Day is right around the corner, but there’s still time to make some fun crafts like paper rockets and candl...
06/25/2021

Independence Day is right around the corner, but there’s still time to make some fun crafts like paper rockets and candle holders from materials you might otherwise throw away. See instructions at https://earth911.com/home-garden/have-a-blast-with-upcycled-fourth-of-july-crafts/

Independence Day is right around the corner, but there’s still time to make some fun crafts like paper rockets and candle holders from materials you might otherwise throw away. See instructions at https://earth911.com/home-garden/have-a-blast-with-upcycled-fourth-of-july-crafts/

During hurricane season, don’t wait until it’s too late to get rid of your household hazardous waste. If you have excess...
06/22/2021

During hurricane season, don’t wait until it’s too late to get rid of your household hazardous waste. If you have excess cleaners, paint, pesticides, or other household hazardous waste, check with your community to find a place to properly discard it. This will prevent these dangerous chemicals from being released in the environment if a storm hits.

During hurricane season, don’t wait until it’s too late to get rid of your household hazardous waste. If you have excess cleaners, paint, pesticides, or other household hazardous waste, check with your community to find a place to properly discard it. This will prevent these dangerous chemicals from being released in the environment if a storm hits.

Preparing for hurricane season in the Houston region? Resist the urge to stock up on paper plates. Once they are used, t...
06/15/2021

Preparing for hurricane season in the Houston region? Resist the urge to stock up on paper plates. Once they are used, they can’t be recycled and will just create more waste. Look into quick meals that don’t require plates (eat it straight out of the can or jar) or use your regular dishes and utensils and wipe them off until you have access to water to wash them.

Preparing for hurricane season in the Houston region? Resist the urge to stock up on paper plates. Once they are used, they can’t be recycled and will just create more waste. Look into quick meals that don’t require plates (eat it straight out of the can or jar) or use your regular dishes and utensils and wipe them off until you have access to water to wash them.

Way to go Pattison, Texas! Clean up events, household hazardous waste and tire collection (more than 2000 tires-wow) and...
06/09/2021
Pattison continues community cleanup efforts

Way to go Pattison, Texas! Clean up events, household hazardous waste and tire collection (more than 2000 tires-wow) and an upcoming paper shredding event. You are doing a great job keeping your community clean and providing valuable services for your residents. Thank you!

Pattison continues to move forward with community cleanup efforts with two completed events in May and a paper shredding event planned for June. Pattison City Council also approved a plan to conduct …

You’ll need to have plenty of non-perishable food in your emergency hurricane kit but be sure to note the expiration dat...
06/08/2021

You’ll need to have plenty of non-perishable food in your emergency hurricane kit but be sure to note the expiration dates and consume or donate the food instead of throwing it away after hurricane season.

You’ll need to have plenty of non-perishable food in your emergency hurricane kit but be sure to note the expiration dates and consume or donate the food instead of throwing it away after hurricane season.

It’s hurricane season, and while we hope we won’t need to use them, there are items we can include in our emergency kit ...
06/01/2021

It’s hurricane season, and while we hope we won’t need to use them, there are items we can include in our emergency kit that are eco-friendly. Buy plenty of rechargeable batteries and keep them charged for flashlights and other needed devices. They are reusable and help keep old, used batteries out of the landfill. You can also invest in some outdoor solar lights to soak up the sun during the day and provide some light in your house at night.

It’s hurricane season, and while we hope we won’t need to use them, there are items we can include in our emergency kit that are eco-friendly. Buy plenty of rechargeable batteries and keep them charged for flashlights and other needed devices. They are reusable and help keep old, used batteries out of the landfill. You can also invest in some outdoor solar lights to soak up the sun during the day and provide some light in your house at night.

The EPA reports food waste makes up about 15% of the waste individuals send landfills each year. But there are some easy...
05/25/2021

The EPA reports food waste makes up about 15% of the waste individuals send landfills each year. But there are some easy ways to reduce that. Buy just what you need. Eat leftovers. And compost what you can. Check with your city or private waste hauler for more information about composting and yard waste services available in your area.
https://earth911.com/business-policy/epa-waste-reduction-report/

The EPA reports food waste makes up about 15% of the waste individuals send landfills each year. But there are some easy ways to reduce that. Buy just what you need. Eat leftovers. And compost what you can. Check with your city or private waste hauler for more information about composting and yard waste services available in your area.
https://earth911.com/business-policy/epa-waste-reduction-report/

Household Hazardous Waste Collection day set for Saturday for Pattison and Waller County residents.
05/19/2021

Household Hazardous Waste Collection day set for Saturday for Pattison and Waller County residents.

Yard trimmings and brush represent 600,000 tons of materials diverted from Texas landfills in 2019.   Make sure you do y...
05/18/2021

Yard trimmings and brush represent 600,000 tons of materials diverted from Texas landfills in 2019. Make sure you do your part to keep this out of landfills by leaving clippings on the lawn as natural fertilizer, composting dead leaves and twigs, or turning yard waste into mulch. You can also check with your city or private waste hauler for more information about composting and yard waste services available in your area. https://earth911.com/business-policy/epa-waste-reduction-report/

Yard trimmings and brush represent 600,000 tons of materials diverted from Texas landfills in 2019. Make sure you do your part to keep this out of landfills by leaving clippings on the lawn as natural fertilizer, composting dead leaves and twigs, or turning yard waste into mulch. You can also check with your city or private waste hauler for more information about composting and yard waste services available in your area. https://earth911.com/business-policy/epa-waste-reduction-report/

Composting is a great way to reuse food waste and yard trimmings instead of sending them to a landfill, but do you know ...
05/11/2021

Composting is a great way to reuse food waste and yard trimmings instead of sending them to a landfill, but do you know how? Take Earth911’s quiz and learn more about what to do and how to do it. And be sure to check with your city or private waste hauler for more information about composting and yard waste services available in your area. https://earth911.com/quiz/quiz-86-composting-challenge/

Composting is a great way to reuse food waste and yard trimmings instead of sending them to a landfill, but do you know how? Take Earth911’s quiz and learn more about what to do and how to do it. And be sure to check with your city or private waste hauler for more information about composting and yard waste services available in your area. https://earth911.com/quiz/quiz-86-composting-challenge/

After this year’s freeze, many plants have not recovered, threatening to disrupt valuable pollinators. If you’re hoping ...
05/04/2021

After this year’s freeze, many plants have not recovered, threatening to disrupt valuable pollinators. If you’re hoping to plant an herb garden to reduce food waste, or any kind of garden, consider including some plants to attract bees, butterflies, and moths. Learn more from Texas AgriLife. https://today.tamu.edu/2021/04/06/plant-a-pollinator-garden-to-supply-food-sources-after-freeze/

After this year’s freeze, many plants have not recovered, threatening to disrupt valuable pollinators. If you’re hoping to plant an herb garden to reduce food waste, or any kind of garden, consider including some plants to attract bees, butterflies, and moths. Learn more from Texas AgriLife. https://today.tamu.edu/2021/04/06/plant-a-pollinator-garden-to-supply-food-sources-after-freeze/

Did you recently get a new couch or another piece of furniture and the replacement piece is too worn or old to use or do...
04/26/2021

Did you recently get a new couch or another piece of furniture and the replacement piece is too worn or old to use or donate? Please don’t dump that old furniture in a field, in the woods, on the side of the road, in a local waterway, or anywhere else it doesn’t belong. Illegal dumping is against the law and harmful to the environment. Call your city waste management program for advice on disposing of these items or check out the H-GAC’s map of municipal solid waste landfills for a safe, legal place to dispose of those items.
https://datalab.h-gac.com/SWF/

Did you recently get a new couch or another piece of furniture and the replacement piece is too worn or old to use or donate? Please don’t dump that old furniture in a field, in the woods, on the side of the road, in a local waterway, or anywhere else it doesn’t belong. Illegal dumping is against the law and harmful to the environment. Call your city waste management program for advice on disposing of these items or check out the H-GAC’s map of municipal solid waste landfills for a safe, legal place to dispose of those items.
https://datalab.h-gac.com/SWF/

04/24/2021

Today's the day. If you have prescription medications you need to get rid of, visit the DEA website to find a location near you.

One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. After cleaning out your closets, don’t just toss out those clothe...
04/19/2021

One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. After cleaning out your closets, don’t just toss out those clothes, toys, books, and other items you no longer want. Consider donating them to a local charity such as Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or local animal shelter.
https://www.goodwillhouston.org/donate/where-to-donate/donation-centers/

One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. After cleaning out your closets, don’t just toss out those clothes, toys, books, and other items you no longer want. Consider donating them to a local charity such as Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or local animal shelter.
https://www.goodwillhouston.org/donate/where-to-donate/donation-centers/

Finishing that fabulous remodeling project? Don’t toss your leftover construction materials. Donate them to local organi...
04/12/2021

Finishing that fabulous remodeling project? Don’t toss your leftover construction materials. Donate them to local organizations to find a second life. Houston’s Reuse Warehouse and Habitat for Humanity will take your gently used building materials to sell or donate to organizations across the region. Learn more https://www.habitat.org/restores/donate-goods

Finishing that fabulous remodeling project? Don’t toss your leftover construction materials. Donate them to local organizations to find a second life. Houston’s Reuse Warehouse and Habitat for Humanity will take your gently used building materials to sell or donate to organizations across the region. Learn more https://www.habitat.org/restores/donate-goods

If you are doing some spring cleaning, consider using alternatives to toxic household cleaner. Hydrogen peroxide and whi...
04/05/2021

If you are doing some spring cleaning, consider using alternatives to toxic household cleaner. Hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar (in two separate spray bottles) make a good disinfectant. See more tips for natural cleaning choices from Earth911. https://earth911.com/diy/germs-gone-wild-4-natural-cleaning-recipes-to-drive-away-dirty/

If you are doing some spring cleaning, consider using alternatives to toxic household cleaner. Hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar (in two separate spray bottles) make a good disinfectant. See more tips for natural cleaning choices from Earth911. https://earth911.com/diy/germs-gone-wild-4-natural-cleaning-recipes-to-drive-away-dirty/

Wondering what to do with that old, leaky garden hose? Well, you can’t put it in the recycling bin. Instead, throw it aw...
03/30/2021

Wondering what to do with that old, leaky garden hose? Well, you can’t put it in the recycling bin. Instead, throw it away or find new life for it as cute gardening décor. You can also take it apart and recycle the metal pieces at a scrap metal recycling facility.
https://earth911.com/home/garden/recycling-mystery-garden-hoses/

Wondering what to do with that old, leaky garden hose? Well, you can’t put it in the recycling bin. Instead, throw it away or find new life for it as cute gardening décor. You can also take it apart and recycle the metal pieces at a scrap metal recycling facility.
https://earth911.com/home/garden/recycling-mystery-garden-hoses/

1 in 4. That’s the average number of items in the recycling bin that don’t belong there. What’s the number one item that...
03/23/2021

1 in 4. That’s the average number of items in the recycling bin that don’t belong there. What’s the number one item that doesn’t belong? Plastic bags or plastic film. Don’t put them in there, not even to hold other items that ARE recyclable (unless directed to do so by your community or waste hauler.) Reuse those plastic bags as garbage bags in your car to pick up pet waste. Or recycle them at participating grocery stores or big box stores. Or, toss them in the garbage bin. Just don’t put them in the recycling bin!

1 in 4. That’s the average number of items in the recycling bin that don’t belong there. What’s the number one item that doesn’t belong? Plastic bags or plastic film. Don’t put them in there, not even to hold other items that ARE recyclable (unless directed to do so by your community or waste hauler.) Reuse those plastic bags as garbage bags in your car to pick up pet waste. Or recycle them at participating grocery stores or big box stores. Or, toss them in the garbage bin. Just don’t put them in the recycling bin!

Just say “No” to tanglers in the recycling bin. Tanglers are anything that can wrap around recycling sorting equipment, ...
03/16/2021

Just say “No” to tanglers in the recycling bin. Tanglers are anything that can wrap around recycling sorting equipment, such as thin plastic bags, plastic wrap that you put around food, garden hoses, cords, clothing, ropes, holiday lights and more. You may be able to recycle plastic bags at grocery stores and big box stores, donate clothes, or find a new use for that old garden hose. But if you can’t, all of those tanglers belong in the garbage bin.

Just say “No” to tanglers in the recycling bin. Tanglers are anything that can wrap around recycling sorting equipment, such as thin plastic bags, plastic wrap that you put around food, garden hoses, cords, clothing, ropes, holiday lights and more. You may be able to recycle plastic bags at grocery stores and big box stores, donate clothes, or find a new use for that old garden hose. But if you can’t, all of those tanglers belong in the garbage bin.

Plastic bags and plastic film (dry cleaner bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, trash bags, etc.) can be recycled, but NOT in...
03/09/2021

Plastic bags and plastic film (dry cleaner bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, trash bags, etc.) can be recycled, but NOT in most curbside bin programs. Plastic bags and plastic film can get tangled in recycling facility sorters and not only cost time but can also damage the machines, leading to costly repairs. Reuse the bags or plastic film if you can or find a location to recycle it right. Many grocery stores and big box stores will accept the bags and film for recycling. Find a site near you at https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/find-drop-off-location/

Plastic bags and plastic film (dry cleaner bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, trash bags, etc.) can be recycled, but NOT in most curbside bin programs. Plastic bags and plastic film can get tangled in recycling facility sorters and not only cost time but can also damage the machines, leading to costly repairs. Reuse the bags or plastic film if you can or find a location to recycle it right. Many grocery stores and big box stores will accept the bags and film for recycling. Find a site near you at https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/find-drop-off-location/

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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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