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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Residents support Township's 3R Drive-thru event

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (November 28, 2022) – The Woodlands Township hosted the 3R Recycling Drive-thru on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Woodlands High School. Over 700 vehicles drove through the event for free recycling of select items and secure document shredding. 

With the help of over 100 volunteers from local partner organizations, a record breaking 30,000 pounds of material was collected for recycling. Participants generously gave $2,300 and 1,600 pounds of canned food in donation to Interfaith of The Woodlands Food Pantry.

3R Recycling Drive-thru Results:

The Woodlands residents saved over 30,000 pounds of waste from the landfill at 3R Drive-thru event

Recycling Village Challenge Results:

1st Place - College Park $1,000                         

2nd Place – Creekside Park $850                      

3rd Place – Indian Springs $750

Thank you to the organizations that made the event a success including:  American Shredding, AmSty, Coldwell Banker Metropolitan, Creekview Elementary PTO, Junior Girl Scout Troop #108094, Montgomery County Master Gardener Association, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Facility, National Charity League Texas Laurels and Bluebonnets Chapters (NCL), National Charity Roundtable (NCR), Hailey Elementary PTA, Sierra Shred, Simple Recycling, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), Texas Master Naturalist Heartwood Chapter, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., Travis Manion Foundation, The Woodlands Christian Academy Interact Club, The Woodlands College Park High School Key and Environmental Action Clubs, The Woodlands High School Science National Honor Society, The Woodlands Lions Club, Universal Waste Solutions, and Wilkerson Intermediate PTO. 
 
The 2022 Recycling Village Challenge item was lightbulbs. The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. awards money to participating village associations with an added amount for the villages that collected the most lightbulbs. 100% of these funds support youth education.   

If you missed 3R and you want to recycle material that can’t go in your curbside cart, check out the Recycle More Guide at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/recyclemore

The 3R Drive-thru is a free program of The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department with sponsorship from Chevron-Phillips Chemical, Waste Management, Woodlands Water, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., Howard Hughes Corporation, and H-E-B. For more information about recycling, please visit contact the Township Environmental Services Department at enviro@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov or 281-210-3800.

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