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Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:32

Earth Day 2020

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Earth Day Green Up The Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (January 16, 2020) – The Woodlands Township invites volunteers to register now for the 10th annual community-wide litter cleanup event, Earth Day GreenUp, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Neighborhoods, clubs, scouts, church groups, schools, families and individuals are invited to join in the cleanup effort that targets litter on pathways, waterways and natural spaces.

Pre-registration is available online at The Woodlands Greenup through March 9, 2020. Walk-up registration is also welcome the morning of the event, starting at 8 a.m. A limited number of trash grabbers and vests will be available for loan to groups who pre-register on the website. Disposable gloves, trash bags, water bottles, instructions and maps to cleanup sites will be provided at check-in. Participants are encouraged to bring reusable work gloves and a reusable water bottle to reduce waste. Please visit the Township website for a list of park check-in locations in each village.

The entire community is invited to the post-cleanup celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Activities will include games and a concert. Cleanup participants will receive free pizza, snacks and soft drinks along with a special 10-year anniversary event T-shirt, while supplies last. Concessions will be available for purchase for the general public. The Woodlands Township Earth Day GreenUp is coordinated by the Township Environmental Services Department with support from Waste Management, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., The Howard Hughes Corporation®, H-E-B and Woodlands Water.  

 Pre-register online by March 9, 2020
 Saturday, March 21, 2020
o Check-in at a designated park: 8 to 10 a.m. — Walk-ups welcome
o GreenUp: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
o Post Celebration at Northshore Park: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 16:56

Township Resources

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The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department Mission Statement To empower informed choices for the sustained health of our community and environment through a wide variety of programs which provide information and resources for healthy, sustainable living.

Monday, 08 April 2019 08:23

Trolley Service

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 11:35


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The Woodlands Texas Recycle Guide

The Woodlands Recycling Guide

What You Can Drop Off at Recycle Centers

All containers must be rinsed clean and free of food or liquids. This schedule and list is subject to change. Questions? Contact The Woodlands Township, Environmental Services Department at
Call them281 210-3900.

In addition to all of the foregoing items, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling & ReUse Facility operates the Precinct 3 Citizen's Collection Facility at 1122 Pruitt Road in Spring for many other types of recyclable waste. The facility is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Montgomery County holidays excluded.
Click here for a more detailed list

Donate to Habitat for Humanity

You can give in support of the Habitat mission in many ways. Gifts of all sizes are always welcomed and appreciated. The collective support of many community-spirited donors allows HabitatMCTX to continually enhance the program while assisting more families. Wide varieties of gift vehicles are available, giving you an array of choices. Should you have any questions about the following ways of giving, or if you would like assistance planning your contribution, please contact the Director of Development at 936-441-4663.

Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity

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Enhanced Curbside Recycling

For curbside pick-up, use the 96-gallon recycling cart with the yellow lid to place all your standard recyclables together, no sorting or bagging. Please rinse cans, bottles and containers. Only clean paper products are recyclable.

Please rinse containers, bottles, cans, and jars. Clean paper products only! Place recycling cart at the curb by 7 a.m. on your service day.

The Woodlands Township Curb Pickup Recycling
  • Milk, juice and soup cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars
    clear, brown or green
  • Rigid plastic bottles, jars and containers
    Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7.
  • Corrugated cardboard and paperboard, cereal boxes and tubes
  • Books, phone books, catalogs and magazines.
  • Office and school paper, Junk mail, Brown paper bags
  • Aluminum cans and foil - rinsed tin or steel cans
  • NO plastic bags
  • NO pizza boxes.
aluminium recycling
glass recycling
paper based recycling
yard trimmings recycling

Other Recyclable Items

While everything that can be recycled cannot  be placed in the residential recycle bins, there are several recycling centers in or near The Woodlands Texas.
Some items for recycling at Precinct 3 Citizen's Collection Facility may incur a nominal fee; check the Precinct 3 fee schedule for pricing. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, certain household hazardous waste may also be recycled for a nominal fee. A complete list of Household Chemical Waste items accepted and not accepted can be found here.

There may be other items which are eligible for recycling at this facility as well, and some on this list that are not available from time to time. Contact the Precinct 3 Recycling & ReUse Facility at 281.367 7283 281 367 SAVE (7283) to ensure the items you want to recycle are being accepted.

  • Styrofoam – seperated from other materials
  • TV and CPU monitors
  • Fax, scanner and printers
  • Other Electronics
  • Residential Home Improvement, wood and miscellaneous landfill items
  • Appliances and miscellaneous metal
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Motor Oil
  • Tires
  • Oil Filters
  • (old) Gasoline

Where to take Recyclable Items

Montgomery County Texas Recycling Precinct 2

Precinct 2

31354 Friendship Drive, 77354

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Except for County Holidays)

Montgomery County Texas Recycling Precinct 3

Precinct 3

1122 Pruitt Road, Spring, 77380

Monday through Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 11:30 to 12:30 for lunch

The Woodlands Township Recycling Facility

The Woodlands Recycling Center

5310 Research Forest Drive 77387

Limited Hours
Wed: 4 pm - 7 pm
Sat: 9 am - 2 pm

Do you recycle?

Plastic bags & bagged recyclables don’t belong in recycling containers – they pose safety hazards for workers & contaminate other recyclables.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 21:23

Blood Drives

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Blood Drives The Woodlands Texas

Blood Drive Donation Locations

The Woodlands Texas Blood Center

The Woodlands Neighborhood Blood Donor Center features five donor screening rooms and eight collection beds, with whole blood and automated collection technology to maximize the benefit of your donations. This location also has a children's play area where donors can watch their children enjoy movies, toys and video games.

...donating blood is a very important action that most anyone can take to better his or her community.

While it may not be everyone's lifelong dream to have a needle poked into their arm and a pint of their blood drained out, donating blood is a very important action that most anyone can take to better his or her community. Each unit of blood that a donor gives can help save three lives, as the blood is divided into red blood cells, platelets and plasma; each part has a specialized job that it performs, and all three parts can be given to different patients.

Donating blood is a lifesaving outreach that can easily be performed by many members of the community, but unfortunately, barely anyone actually does it. According to the Mayo Clinic, only five percent of those who are eligible to donate actually do, which is an astounding low figure.
For more information about how your donation of blood can help others, check out this infographic.
If you would like to donate to a blood drive taking place in the area, please look over our listing of Woodlands Area Blood Drives and make plans to donate today. If you are aware of a Blood Drive that we have missed, please let us know as this list is updated frequently.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Donation Location
The Woodlands Texas

The Woodlands Donation Center

3091 College Park Drive 
Suite 130
The Woodlands, TX 77384
(936) 321-8440

Sunday Closed
Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gulf Coast Blood Center The Woodlands

Blood Center Resources

Our mission is to partner with the community to save and sustain lives by providing a safe supply of blood, blood components and related services.

Source Plasma

Source plasma donations are accepted every day that the center is open except for Wednesdays.

Therapeutic Phlebotomy

If you are required to have blood drawn as a form of treatment (polycythemia or porphyria cutanea tarda), you may visit any Neighborhood Donor Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the procedure, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Note: The Blood Center changed its policies regarding therapeutic phlebotomy effective June 26, 2018.

Please read this information about therapeutic phlebotomy before your visit.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 16:56

MCTX Courthouse

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Friday, 27 April 2018 11:04

Woodlands Libraries

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Friday, 18 January 2019 14:02

About The Woodlands

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The Woodlands Texas

About The Woodland Texas

Approximately 27 miles north of Houston and 375 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth on Interstate 45, (I-45, or 'the 45' for those from California) you will find The Woodlands, Texas. The 28,000 acre master planned community was founded by George P. Mitchell founder of The Woodlands, a man who believed that "Development of The Woodlands Community should conform to the natural world around it." The Woodlands has evolved around that premise and has grown to become the perfect combination of nature and today's modern conveniences.
At 9:30 am on Saturday, October 19, 1974, a flag was raised at The Woodlands' Information Center, located near The Woodlands Inn and Conference Center in the Village of Grogan's Mill. This marked the first official act of The Woodlands' introduction to the world. Fewer than 40 people lived in Settler's Corner, the community's original neighborhood in the Village of Grogan's Mill, on South Millbend, just east of Grogan's Mill road. These were truly pioneers – investors and believers in a new lifestyle, a planned community that was once only a dream of Mr. George Mitchell. As of 2011, only 1,372 acres of unsold residential land, representing 4,532 lots, and 936 acres of commercial land remained, according to the recent owner & publicly traded Howard Hughes Corp.

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Mitchell's vision of homes, parks, shopping centers and pathways began in 1974 and has continued to follow that purposeful planning to include entertainment, living, commercial and retail properties. The Woodlands offers a seamless blend of designer homes, shopping, dining, world-class health-care facilities, championship golf courses, parks and more all shrouded by the thousands of trees and natural landscaping.

The Woodlands has more than 114 acres dedicated to shopping and entertainment, there exists an ever-growing list of places to shop, eat, meet, and be entertained. Tweens might enjoy The Gorilla Hole at The Woodlands Bear Branch Recreation Center, and along with older kids, there are several skateboard and bike parks, frisbee golf available throughout The Woodlands. Bowling, Billiards and video games are avialable at Bowlero in Oak Ridge, or Main Event and Dave & Buster's both in nearby Shenandoah. Among the many perks of living in The Woodlands, Texas is the fact that residents don't have to go far in order to find something to enjoy. A typical night out might include a walk through Market Street in Town Center, a ride on the Town Center Trolley, dinner at one of the more than 150 restaurants, followed by a performance at The Woodlands Pavilion, or the Town Center Theater, or one of the free seasonal music events at Waterway Square Park.
The Woodlands also has something for art lovers featuring over 50 outdoor sculptures throughout the community. The Woodlands public art collection began with "The Family," a towering, freestanding sculpture at the main entrance to the community which was acquired for the 1974 opening.

The Woodlands continues to be committed to extending the collection of outdoor public art and most recently added the piece "The Woodlands Passage", a series of five limestone sculptures located along Grogan's Mill Road near The Woodlands Parkway just inside Town Center and close to East Shore. Approximately 7,840 acres of land in The Woodlands is dedicated to protected green spaces, a much larger percentage than you would find in most major U.S. cities.
In addition to a multitude of doctor's offices and emergency medical centers, two of the world-famous Texas Medical Center hospitals, Memorial Hermann and St. Luke's Episcopal, have a large presence in The Woodlands. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is the only Level IV trauma center in Montgomery County, and has undergone four expansions in response to the growing population. The area also features a lifetime's worth of education; The Woodlands is home to top-ranking public and private schools, as well as graduate-level university campuses; Lone Star College - University Center Campus (formerly North Harris-Montgomery Community College, or, NHMCC) and the University of Phoenix Learning Center The Woodlands .

The Woodlands Texas

There are also plenty of green spaces available to the general public. The Woodlands features approximately 150 public parks in a variety of shapes and sizes. These parks include tot lots in the residential villages, neighborhood parks, as well as larger parks like Town Green in Town Center. The four-acre park is bordered by Market Street, The Waterway, the Pavilion, and the South Montgomery County Library. This park includes a kid-sized literary labyrinth with giant books depicting modern versions of Aesop's fables as well as a mini amphitheater. Terramont park has a Frisbee golf course, Windvale park features a butterfly garden and three other parks are dog friendly. The most recent addition to the ever-growing collection of parks is the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, a 1,700 acre park named for the community's founder. When completed, the preserve will offer a more rugged experience for those who prefer an extreme outdoor sports environment. The park will offer a scenic and challenging setting for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping and kayaking. A more leisurely kayaking or swan boat ride, can be had at the Riva Row Boat House where the lower section of The Waterway meets the upper section. Kayaks can be used in Lake Woodlands, a 200-acre lake flanked by two parks. The man made lake is a wonderful place for kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and fishing. The Swan boats are limited to the 1.8 mile long, upper waterway.

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The Woodlands Texas Community

In fact, ask any resident and the most popular reason given for living in The Woodlands is the thousands of trees and natural environment. Some residents frequently see deer from their breakfast room windows as well as squirrels, assorted birds, raccoons, and other wildlife. The Woodlands Waterway is even rumored to be home to several beavers. The Woodlands Golf Courses are considered to be world class and include those designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Tom Fazio. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center features two championship courses on it's own property. The Woodlands is home to more than eight beautiful golf courses, both public and private. In addition there are two or more driving ranges, The Woodlands Golf Center at the Sam Moon Complex which features a large golf accessory shop, and the Montgomery County driving range which borders the north edge of College Park. Golfers can choose from seven championship golf courses, with 1,690 acres dedicated to 135 holes of golf. There are several golf pro accessory shops in and around The Woodlands as well.

The Woodlands Texas Golf Course

When it comes to overnight accommodations, there are several hotels, inns and resorts in The Woodlands including various Marriott Hotels, the The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. The Hyatt Hotel in Market Street is one of the central Town Center area. Additional accommodations include a La Quinta, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Inn, Best Western, Drury Inn and many others. The Woodlands is becoming a weekend getaway paradise as well as a vacation destination for both regional and international travelers. Easy access is available to and from Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH); a short 20 minutes via the Hardy Toll Road and no more than two traffic lights. The Woodlands is a great place to live, learn, work, and play.

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