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Woodlands Recycling

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling & ReUse Facility operates the Precinct 3 Citizen's Collection Facility at 1122 Pruitt Road in Spring. From Wendy's on Sawdust Road, take Budde Road 1.2 miles south to Pruitt. The facility is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Montgomery County holidays excluded. The following items may be taken to this facility for recycling:
  • Aluminum cans
  • #1 and #2 plastic containers
  • Glass food and beverage containers
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed metal
  • Yard trimmings
  • Residential do-it-yourself home improvement materials
  • Tires
  • Automobile batteries
  • Used motor oil
  • Appliances
  • Bulky non-hazardous items
recycle in the woodlands

Some items for recycling at Precinct 3 Citizen's Collection Facility may incur a nominal fee:

Tires

  • Passenger Tires - $2.00 off the rim ----- $7.00 on the rim
  • Truck Tires - $ 7.00 off the rim ----- $14.00 on the rim
  • Off Road Tires - Fee based on size of tire

Electronics

  • TV or Monitor - $10.00 ea CRT ( Cathode Ray Tube )
  • CPU, Table Top Copier, Fax, Scanner, and Printer- $ 5.00 ea
  • Other Electronics - $ 5.00 ea

Latex Paint

  • 0-5 gallons - $5.00 
  • 6-10 gallons - $10.00 
  • Please leave in original container.
  • We do not charge by the number of containers, instead we will determine the amount of product is in each container as we unload it and the quanity to be billed will be determined at that time.

Residential Home Improvement Debris

  • Pick up truck level with the bed - $30.00 - $ 40.00

Trailers:

  • 6 ft - $30.00 to $45.00
  • 8 ft - $40.00 to $ 70.00
  • 12 ft - $40.00 to $115.00
  • 16 ft - $80.00 to $155.00
  • 18 ft - $90.00 to $170.00

In addition to this listing, Household Chemical Waste (including such items as pool chemicals, spray paint, cleansers and pharmaceuticals as well as fluorescent bulbs and more)can be recycled for a nominal fee every Wednesday and the third Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except County Holidays.

Household Chemical Waste

Outdoor & Gardening
  • pool chemicals
  • herbicides
  • pesticides
  • fertilizers

Paint Products

  • oil based paint
  • latex paint
  • stains & varnishes
  • spray paint
  • turpentine & solvents
  • craft & hobby chemicals

Household & Personal

  • cleaners & polishes
  • degreasers
  • drain cleaners
  • fluorescent light tube
  • compact flourescent bulbs
  • pharmaceuticals

A complete list of Household Chemical Waste items accepted and not accepted can be found here.

In an effort to re-use as well as recycle, a number of items are available FREE to Montgomery County Residents and Non-Profit Organizations. These items include:

  • Automotive Items
  • Craft Products
  • Garden Products (Herbicides, Pesticides and Fertilizers)
  • Household Cleansers and Solvents
  • Miscellaneous Remodeling Items
  • Paint (Latex, Aerosol and Turpentine)
  • Pool Chemicals
For more information please see the Montgomery County Precinct 3 at 281 367-SAVE (7283).

The Community Associations of The Woodlands operate The Woodlands Recycling Center off Research Forest Drive (immediately west of The Woodlands Recreation Center). Drop off hours are Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following items are accepted:

Aluminum Beverage Cans and Steel "Tin" Cans (soup, pet food, vegetables, etc...) - Cans must be empty and rinsed. Please crush or flatten cans if possible.

Glass Jars and Bottles - Discard lids, empty and rinse out contents. Sort by color (clear and brown only, no green). NOTE: Glass recyclables do not include drinking mugs or glasses; plate glass or window panes, vases or light fixtures.

Paper including white and mixed office paper, magazines, phone books, catalogues, junk mail, brown grocery bags, and envelopes - Remove and discard plastic sleeves. Staples are okay. Separate newspaper from other paper products.

Cardboard items such as corrugated boxes, cracker and cereal boxes, detergent boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls - Remove and discard any waxy liners or other paper. Flatten boxes.

Plastic bottles and containers - Discard caps, empty and rinse out contents, then crush and flatten. Examine bottom of container for number code and separate by code as follows:

  • #1 PETE clear plastic (clear soda bottles, some salad dressings, vegetable oils and peanut butter, etc.)
  • #1 PETE colored plastic (7-Up and Sprite bottles, microwave trays, etc.)
  • #2 HDPE natural plastic (milk jugs, creamy white (not blue) water jugs, some vinegar and ammonias)
  • #2 HDPE colored plastic (most laundry and dishwashing products, some shampoos and margarine tubs, baby wipes, etc.)

Related Links:

The Woodlands Township Recycling Resource List
Additional Recycling Locations
The Woodlands GrassRoots Environmental Education Network

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Where to Recycle in Montgomery County

TWE Recommends that you call before going to any of these facilities.
(Compiled by The Woodlands GrassRoots Environmental Education Network)
Cardboard, Paperboard (cereal boxes), Newspaper and Junk Mail
  The Woodlands: Curbside Recycling (Waste Management) (281) 364-9390
The Woodlands Recycling Center
(open Wed. 4 - 7 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
(281) 210-3900
Pct. 3 Recycling Center (no newspaper, junk mail)
(open M - Sa, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) closed for county holidays
(281) 367-7283
Paper Retriever Bins at area schools & Grocery Stores
(no food containers or wrappers)
(713) 723-6397
   
Work Place Recycling (office paper)
  Abitibi Consolidated (713) 723-6397
   
Telephone Books
  The Woodlands Recycling Center
(open Wed. 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. & Sat. 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.)
(281) 210-3900
   
Aluminum & Steel Cans, #1 & #2 Plastics
  The Woodlands: Curbside Recycling (Waste Management) (281) 364-9390
The Woodlands Recycling Center
(open Wed. 4 - 7 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
(281) 210-3900
Pct. 3 Recycling Center (no newspaper, junk mail)
(open M - Sa, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) closed for county holidays
(281) 367-7283
   
Aluminum Cans (buy-back)
  A-1 Recycling (281) 367-9419
R&R Salvage (936) 756-5545
   
Glass Bottles and Jars (Brown and Clear only)
  The Woodlands Recycling Center
(open Wed. 4 - 7 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
(281) 210-3900
   
AUTOMOTIVE
Automobiles
  Dude's Auto & Truck Salvage (281) 351-9719
Milstead Auto Salvage (also take parts) (281) 363-3210
R & R Salvage (also take parts) (936) 756-5545
Salvation Army (936) 756-1101
Batteries, Auto and Boat (drop off during regular business hours only)
  Academy (boat batteries only, upon purchase of new battery ) (281) 367-1010
Auto Zone (also motorcycle, lawn, tractor batteries) (281) 298-8222
Byrd Automotive (also motorcycle, lawn, tractor batteries) (281) 363-0667
O'Reilly Auto Supply (also motorcycle, lawn, tractor batteries) (281) 367-3461
Knee's Automotive (281) 367-0095
Southway Tire (281) 363-9198
Vic's Precision Automotive (936) 321-1399
(936) 273-2531
(281) 363-2531
Wal-Mart Super Stores (All Woodlands Locations)
Precinct 3 Recycling Center (281) 367-7283
Oil, Oil Filters, Transmission Fluid, & Anti-Freeze
(drop off during regular business hours only)
  Auto Zone (oil only) (281) 298-8222
Byrd Automotive (281) 363-0667
O'Reilly's Auto Parts (no anti-freeze) (281) 367-3461
Southway Tire (281) 363-9198
Vic's Precision Automotive (936) 321-1399
(936) 273-2531
(281) 363-2531
Wal-Mart Super Stores (no anti-freeze or transmission fluid) (All Woodlands Locations)
Woodlands Shell (281) 364-9666
Tires
(drop off during regular business hours only - small fee may apply)
  Byrd Automotive (281) 363-0667
Southway Tire (281) 363-9198
Wal-Mart Super Stores (All Woodlands Locations)
Precinct 3 Recycling Center (281) 367-7283
   
Batteries, Rechargeable (Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Li-ion and small, sealed lead)
  Sears Hardware (281) 292-8779
The Home Depot (936) 321-0100
Wal-Mart Super Store - College Park (936) 321-9762
   
Books and Magazines (current issues in good condition)
  South Montgomery County Library and Friends of Library (281) 298-9110
The Woodlands Book Exchange
   (paperbacks & books only, credit on purchase)
(281) 292-3155
Sand Dollar Youth Service Center (provide pickup) (713) 923-1461

Cell Phones (recycled to the Women's Shelter)

  Cingular Wireless (281) 362-7070
Verizon (281) 367-8440
   
Clothing & Household Items
  Big Brothers & Sisters (provide pick-up) (713) 270-7788
Bridgewood Farms (provide pick-up) (281) 298-9007
Goodwill (drop-off 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at facility on
I-45N at Robinson Road (textile recycling)
(713) 699-6344
Hand-Me-Up Shop (benefits Interfaith) (281) 292-2738
Houston Achievement Place (provide pick-up) (713) 696-5500
Jesus Center (provide pick-up) (713) 222-2830
Nearly New Thrift Shop (drop off items during business hours
at 106 San Jacinto in Conroe)
(936) 756-4539
Pregnancy Assistance Center
(baby & maternity clothes, baby furniture, blankets)
(281) 367-1518
Rags to Riches (furnishing donations @ separate facility)
(benefits Abused & Battered Women of Montgomery County)
(281) 292-0443
Salvation Army (provide pick-up)
(also autos, refrigerators & other large appliances)
(936) 756-1101
Sand Dollar Youth Service Center (provide pick-up) (713) 923-1461
Texas Paralyzed Veterans (provide pick-up)
(to confirm, cancel call (713) 696-4200)
(713) 699-4733
United Cerebral Palsy (provide pick-up) (713) 948-2800
Concrete
  Southern Crushed Concrete (281) 987-8789
Nature's Way Resources (brick also, no wire) (936) 273-1200
   
Metals, Scrap (buy-back)
  R & R Salvage (aluminum products, large items, including appliances certified freon-free) (936) 756-5545
   
Appliances and Large Household Items
  Precinct 2, Northeast of Alden Woods
(once-a-year countywide clean-up in spring)
(936) 539-7852
(281) 356-4156
Precinct 3 Recycling Center
(no household garbage, no hazardous waste)
(open M - Sa, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) closed for county holidays
(281) 367-7283
(936) 539-7817
Security Landfill (fees) (281) 592-3543
Waste Management (Call to schedule bulky waste pick-up
2 business days prior to service day)
(281) 364-9390
Eye Glasses
  Wal-Mart - Sawdust Road (281) 298-6870
Wal-Mart - College Park Drive (936) 271-0762
Wal-Mart - Woodlands Parkway (281) 419-6819
Woodlands Vision Center (281) 367-4966
   
Film Canisters, Plastic
  Wal-Mart - Sawdust Road (281) 298-5746
   
Florist's Vases, Glass & Plastic (In good condition)
  Check with your local florist. Most accept vases.
   
Freon (reclamation fees range from $45 to $100)
  J.M. Appliance (281) 298-2233
French Services (281) 367-2109
Woodlands Appliance (281) 367-8026
   
Greenwaste
  Curbside Collection (Waste Management)
(bundled or containerized, trimmed to 4' and under 40 lbs)
(281) 364-9390
Nature's Way Resources (free drop-off of stable manure;
small fee for other organic waste such as grass, leaves and
food scraps, no plastic bags)
(936) 273-1200
Woodlands Recycling Center
(Open Wed. 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. & Sat. 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.)
(281) 210-3900
Precinct 3 Recycling Center (281) 367-7283
   
Hangers, wire (clean & top quality)
  Nesbit's Cleaners (Nesbit's hangers only) (281) 364-8425
(281) 367-2055
Time Cleaners (281) 363-9168
Village Cleaners (Panther Creek Shopping Center) (281) 292-6411
Woodlands Cleaners (Grogan's Mill Village Center) (281) 367-2490
 
 
Ink Jet Cartridges
  Office Depot (281) 367-2766
   
Laser Toner Cartridges (for remanufacture)
  Office Depot (281) 367-2766
George P. Mitchell Intermediate School (281) 259-7510
(936) 273-5050
   
Moving Boxes
  Woodlands Recycling Center
(open Wed. 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. & Sat. 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.)
(281) 210-3900
Pct. 3 Recycling Center
(open M - Sat, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) closed for county holidays
(281) 367-7283
   
Packaging Material, Styrofoam Peanuts, & Bubble Wrap (clean & top quality)
  Box-It (281) 296-2225
UPS Store Grogan's Mill Village Center (281) 367-0291
UPS Store Cochran's Crossing Shopping Center (281) 362-1042
UPS Store Sterling Ridge Shopping Center (281) 362-1037
   
Plastic Grocery Bags
  Randall's Panther Creek Shopping Center (281) 363-5100
Randall's Grogan's Mill Village Center (281) 367-5734
Wal-Mart Super Stores (ALL)
   
Plant Containers, Plastic
  The Pineywoods Nursery (281) 681-2889
Johnston Ventures, Inc. (1 gal. and larger only) (281) 363-2545
   
Propane Tanks (will exchange upon purchase of new tank)
  Kroger Alden Bridge Village Center (281) 419-1116
Lowe's College Park (936) 271-1166
Sears Woodlands Mall (281) 362-3000
Various Other Blue Rhino Locations (CLICK HERE)
  Academy offers propane tank exchange with rental  

Related Links:

Recycling in The Woodlands
The Woodlands Township Recycling Resource List

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