The annual Energy Corridor Recycles Day, a November tradition for West Houston and one of the city’s largest sustainability events, has been cancelled this year in favor of supporting Harvey relief events and efforts.
Several Harvey relief events are scheduled in the Energy Corridor this fall. Recycles Day organizer the Energy Corridor District is encouraging the community to support those events instead.
“We will be back next year,” says Rachael Weaver, community relations coordinator for the District. “Our annual event relies on dozens of volunteers, generous sponsors and support from our community. Harvey relief events need that help now.”
Approximately 450,000 pounds of unused electronics have been sustainably disposed of by the Energy Corridor District and its event partners during the annual Energy Corridor Recycles Day. Plus, each year secure shredding chews up 9,000 to 16,000 pounds of old paper files during the event.