TIP Warehouse The TIP Warehouse program was boosted in the Fall of 2002 after receiving a recycling grant through the Houston-Galveston Area Council. The program is intended to reintroduce construction and deconstruction materials into the economic mainstream. Useable materials are brought into the City's Transfer Station Facility, weighed, and then stored in the TIP Warehouse.
Indigent homeowners (meeting qualifications) and non-profit organizations enter the Disposal and Recycling Facility, weigh vehicles in empty, complete and sign a voucher, obtain the needed materials, and then weigh loaded vehicles out as they exit the facility. Recycling staff tracks the number of vouchers issued as well as the weight of the materials diverted from the landfill.
Construction & Remodeling Before and during construction or remodeling, avoid paying disposal costs by donating usable building materials to the Trash Into Plowshares (TIP) Warehouse.
When you would like to come out and see what is available at this facility, or to make a donation, please check in at the Scale House. We accept visitors to this facility from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
Items must be in usable condition, with minimal repair or cleaning needed
Upon arrival at the Solid Waste and Recycling Transfer Station Facility, drive onto the scales and let the attendant know that you would like to donate usable building materials to the TIPS Warehouse
The Scale House attendant will weigh the loaded vehicle and then inspected the materials to be donated
You will be directed to the TIPS Warehouse and unload your materials
Once you have unloaded, drive back over to the Scale House attendant to be re-weighed.
Accepatble Building Materials for Donation
Lumber (without nails)
Unacceptable Building Materials
Carpet or Padding
Chemicals or adhesives
Items Broken/missing glass
Items with nails
Here are a few projects that our local re-use builder Dan Philips created using items like what is donated at the TIPS Warehouse.