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Since 1996 CompuCycle Inc. has been responsibly recycling retired electronics in the Spring Branch, Northwest Houston community.  We like to think of ourselves as “green….before it was cool.”  Today, we are excited to announce a new partnership with the City of Houston to expand our electronic recycling efforts and offer a free, green, service to Houstonians.  On September 26, 2011 CompuCycle became a City of Houston permanent electronic recycling drop-off facility accepting end-of-life electronics from residents throughout Northwest Houston.  The process is very simple, citizens arrive at our facility pulling into the circular drive behind our warehouse, CompuCycle personnel will un-load their vehicle and sort materials into like categories, and then they can drive right out. We want to make this process as easy as possible to ensure residents choose to responsibly recycle their old technologies instead of throw them in a landfill.  Also accepted for resident’s convenience are paper, plastics, and aluminum cans.  For those who live in other parts of Houston we will host once monthly electronic recycling collection events at already existing recycling drop-off sites.

“A huge amount of electronics are being disposed of improperly,” said City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker. “Here’s a convenient solution.  I urge Houstonians to help our environment by taking advantage of it.” 

CompuCycle was honored to host Mayor Annise Parker, Council Woman Brenda Stardig, City of Houston employees and media personnel for a tour of our recycling facility.  Participants were able to witness our on-site de-manufacturing and refurbishing process and learn about Responsible Recycling (R2) Certification which defines the protocols we adhere to.  Residents can rest-assured that their confidential data is being properly and securely handled and that their materials will NOT end up landfills.  As an R2 certified facility we are audited annually and required to have proper data erasure and destruction procedures.

We have already begun accepting end-of-life electronics at our facility and would love for you to come on by!  We are located at:
CompuCycle Inc.
7700 Kempwood Drive
Houston, Tx 77055
And accept electronics Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 3 pm!
The schedule for the monthly collection events is below:

1st Saturday of the month: Kingwood Metro Transit Center
3210 West Lake Houston Parkway
Houston, Tx 77339

2nd Saturday of the month: Ellington/Clear Lake Recycling Center
Highway 3 @ Brantly Ave
Houston, Tx 77037

3rd Saturday of the month: Center Street Recycling Center
3602 Center Street
Houston, Tx 77007

Our first event will be October 8th and because this is the 2nd Saturday of the month the first collection will be held at Clear Lake Recycling Center and then the schedule will cycle normally in November.  We are very excited to host these events with the City and look forward to serving Houstonians by keeping their retired electronics out of landfills!

For more information see our story in the Houston Chronicle!

http://www.chron.com/default/article/Spring-Branch-site-opens-for-electronics-recycling-2190141.php

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