As we celebrate the season of giving, residents are looking for environmentally conscious ways to make room for new electronic devices and to dispose of old ones.
To recycle popular items such as televisions, computers, radar detectors, GPS systems, gaming consoles, cell phones, cameras and camcorders, take them to these local businesses that can assist in the “green” process:
Radio Shack, 281-499-8944, 5936 Highway 6, Missouri City:
*Accepts the following recyclables free of charge: MP3 players, cameras, camcorders, radar detectors, car amps, GPS systems, gaming systems (Nintendo and PlayStation), Personal Digital Assistants, and Tablet personal computers. Residents will receive store credit equal to the value of the items.
Target, 281-403-6662, 6000 Highway 6, Missouri City:
*Accepts the following recyclables free of charge: ink cartridges, MP3 players and cell phones. Items must be placed in bins at the front of the store near the Electronics Department.
Office Depot, 281-403-1171, 5766 Highway 6, Missouri City:
*Charges for small ($5), medium ($10) and large ($15) boxes to store and ship recyclables. Accepts the following items: Televisions (19” and smaller), cell phones, ink cartridges, and computers, including hard drives and monitors. Residents who sign up for a free rewards card will receive $2 for each item, up to $20 per month.
Cartridge World, 281-303-5702, 6202 Highway 6, Ste. B, Missouri City:
*Accepts the following recyclables free of charge: ink cartridges, toners, printers and fax machines.
Best Buy, 281-240-1110, 16980 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land:
*Charges a $10 fee that is refunded with a $10 gift card for the following recyclables: Televisions (32” and smaller), cell phones, computers (hard drives must be removed; keyboards and monitors accepted).
Fort Bend County Recycling & Environmental Center, 281-633-7581, 1200 Blume Road, Rosenberg:
*Accepts the following recyclables for various fees: Televisions ($5 per unit up
to 19”; $10 for sets 20” to 32”, $20 for sets 32” and larger); computers ($5 for
CPUs, $5 for printers, $10 for monitors 20” and smaller and $20 for monitors
arger than 20”); and copiers ($20 for 1-tray units and $25 four multiple-tray
units.) Missouri City residents who visit the Center are eligible to receive a credit of up to $50.
Additionally, Missouri City provides recycling drop boxes for old or broken cell phones at City Hall, located at 1522 Texas Parkway, the Recreation and Tennis Center, located at 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Municipal Court, located at 3845 Cartwright Road, the Police Department Lobby, located at 3849 Cartwright Road and the Parks Maintenance Facility, located at 1523 Texas Parkway.
For residents interested in disposing of other recyclables during the holiday season, the City’s Recycling Center, located at 1919 Scanlin Road, accepts paper, plastic containers, cardboard, clear and colored glass and aluminum and tin cans.
For more information and updates on the city’s “green” programs and services, visit the City’s website: www.missouricitytx.gov, and watch Missouri City Television (Channel 16 on Comcast and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse).