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December 9, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sterling Ridge Park & Ride
8001 McBeth Way
The Woodlands, TX 77382
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3R Recycling Drive-Thru

Saturday, December 9, 2023

A FREE opportunity to recycle select items that cannot be recycled in curbside carts.

NEW LOCATION for 3R Drive-thru.  The event will be held at the Sterling Ridge Park and Ride, 8001 McBeth Way, The Woodlands, Texas.

Celebrate America Recycles Day at the 3R Recycling Drive-thru. This event celebrates the importance of recycling in our community and offers a free opportunity to recycle select items that cannot be recycled in curbside carts.

Free 1-Day Drive-thru Recycling

Bag or box items separately by category and place them in your trunk or back passenger side seat for safe access by volunteers. A volunteer will open the trunk, hatchback or rear side passenger door to remove items. Residents only, no businesses.

  • Lightbulbs - Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and LED light bulbs. No tube lights over 4 feet. Light bulbs must be intact, not broken.
  • Batteries - Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V
  • Disposable Razors and packaging. See list of examples.
  • Eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases
  • Oral Care Products - Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers.
  • Small Electronics – One file box or paper shopping bag per vehicle. Laptops, tablets, cell phones and cords only. No TV’s or monitors. Proof of Woodlands address (Driver’s License or utility bill required).  
  • Snack & Drink Pouches - Any brand with straws and pouch lids.Example list.
  • Block Styrofoam - No food containers or cups
  • Textiles - Used clothing, shoes, linens, fabric scrap in any condition.
  • Election Signs & Stakes - Separate stakes from the signs
  • Bikes - In any condition. Bikes will be collected and refurbished in partnership with Bike The Woodlands Coalition and Recycled Cycles and then donated back to the community.

Please remember these items can only be recycled through special programs such as Terracycle or by a contractor and cannot be put in your curbside recycling cart.

Document Shredding will NOT be offered at this event. 
The next Shred Day is scheduled for April 20, 2024. Residents only, no businesses.


Last year over 100 people helped make this event happen. Be a part of the team that helps keep over 30,000 pounds of waste out of landfill.

Thank You Sponsors
Waste Management, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. and Woodlands Water 

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