Solid Waste Management Department Spreads Holiday Cheer With Bikes For Kids
|NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||December 16, 2016|
City of Houston
|Harry J. Hayes, Director
For more information, please contact:
City of Houston Solid Waste Management
|Sylvester Turner, Mayor|
The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), in partnership with Keep Houston Beautiful and DRC Emergency Services, Inc., is celebrating the spirit of giving this holiday season by donating 50 bicycles to boys and girls between the ages of 6-12. The bicycles were handed out to children and other agencies on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Thomas “Buck” Buchanan Service Center.
Mayor Turner along with Houston City Council Members and City Controller were asked to identify a child or an agency to donate a bike to in their name.
“Every child deserves a bike. Riding a bike is a treasured childhood memory.” said SWMD Director Harry Hayes. “This tradition is something we are delighted to be part of and hope it will continue to bring happiness to children during the holidays.”
“Bicycles and books are the perfect ingredients of a wonderful holiday tradition. Keep Houston Beautiful looks forward to helping to make children smile during this festive season.” said Robin Blut, Executive Director.
ABOUT HOUSTON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENTThe Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste services to the citizens of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally-sound and cost-effective. For more information, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org.
ABOUT KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFULAs a national award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Houston Beautiful has worked with all segments of the community for more than 37 years to educate and empower individuals to take greater responsibility for beautifying and enhancing Houston’s environment. Each year’s successes have created a cleaner and healthier city for all Houstonians. For more information, visit www.houstonbeautiful.org.
ABOUT DRC EMERGENCY SERVICESDRC Emergency Services is a national leader in emergency response. DRC has responded to virtually every major natural disaster that has occurred in the U.S. in the past 30 years, including numerous hurricanes, typhoons, floods, ice storms and tornadoes. DRC has numerous pre-event contracts with cities and counties along the Texas coast. DRC is the primary contractor for emergency debris removal with the City of Houston.