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Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston Hosts B.O.P.A Event at Ellington Airport
News Release
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Houston - Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston is hosting a Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) mobile collection event on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Ellington Airport Neighborhood Recycling Center, 246 Loop Road, Houston, Texas 77034. The event is free and open to all City of Houston residents. A valid Texas driver's license or other proof of residency will be required. This is a rain or shine event, except in the case of severe weather. Business waste will not be accepted. 

Many common household materials are considered hazardous and need disposal. When Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is disposed in the trash, it can contaminate landfills and subsequently ground water. This event provides a free and safe alternative for residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous materials. Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for the March 24th collection event: 

  • ACCEPTED ITEMS: rechargeable household and automobile batteries, motor oil and filters, LATEX paint, antifreeze, small appliances and scrap metal. Used motor oil will be limited to 15 gallon. All liquids are required to be in sealed, non-leaking containers that are labeled as to their contents. 
  • ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: business, medical and agricultural waste; oil-based paints, solvents, flammables, pesticides, herbicides and other similar hazardous materials, and electronic waste.

The Ellington Airport Neighborhood Recycling Center site is open year-round and accepts a variety of items. The items accepted are newspapers, magazines, telephone books, catalogs, ad inserts, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin cans, aerosol cans, steel cans and plastics #1-5 and #7. 

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 (713-837-0311), 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

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