Humble ISD researching new recycling options for schools

WCA Waste Corporation is in the process of removing its recycling containers from Humble ISD campuses after informing the district that it is no longer servicing the containers free of charge due to COVID-19 precautions.

The move comes as concerns surfaced about neglected containers overflowing with waste at some schools.

To date, WCA has removed containers from the following elementary schools: Atascocita Springs, Bear Branch, Deerwood, Elm Grove, Fall Creek, Foster, Greentree, Hidden Hollow, Humble, Jack Fields, Lakeland, Lakeshore, Maplebrook, Oaks, Pine Forest, Shadow Forest, Summerwood, Timbers, Whispering Pines, and Woodland Hills.

WCA has removed containers from the following middle schools: Creekwood, Humble, Riverwood, and Ross Sterling.

WCA has also removed containers from the following high schools: Atascocita, Kingwood, and Kingwood Park.

Containers at the following schools will be removed by WCA in the coming weeks: North Belt Elementary, Oak Forest Elementary, Willow Creek Elementary, Atascocita Middle, Kingwood Middle, and Woodcreek Middle.

Additional recycling bins serviced by Waste Management Inc. at Kingwood Park High School are not affected. Waste Management is also in the process of adding a recycling bin at Groves Elementary.

In the meantime, the district will continue to research other recycling options for campuses that have had bins removed by WCA.