Looks like the typical rush to get rid of empties right after New Year’s could be a little compressed this year from Rice Village to Upper Kirby. A Swamplot reader sends in pics of the new sign that’s gone up at the sort-it-yourself recycling center at 5004 Dincans St., across the street and behind Goode Co. Seafood. West University’s city council voted in October to close the 24-hr. drive-up facility, and the sign announces the January 2 closing date.
The sign directs West U residents to put their recycling out at curbside, and for Houston residents — who since its opening in 1997 have been the heaviest users of the facility — to try the freeway-side Westpark Recycling Center. Alas, Westpark isn’t open on Sundays or after 5 pm any other day of the week, and doesn’t provide that satisfying “clink” (during daytime hours only, please) you get from shooting a bottle through the metal portal and into a container full of glass yourself.
- West U recycling center to close [Houston Chronicle]
- It’s Official: West U Recycling Center Closing [Instant News West U]
- Previously on Swamplot: Bellaire Dumps Its Recycling Center
Photos: creative accidents