Land Management

Waste and Recycling

With the goal of reducing the volume of solid waste through the implementation of waste reduction and recycling programs.

From 2017 – 2021, the port recycled (in tons):

Media  2021  2020 2019 2018 2017
ALUMINUM 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.88
CARDBOARD 1 86 35 20 20
CONCRETE 93,297 74,000 68,003 255,845 82,834
ELECTRONICS 1.6 2.3 4.1 6.6 6.40
OFFICE PAPER 39 59 71 62 77
PLASTIC 1.3 1.2 2.3 1.6 1.53
SCRAP METAL 691 1.3 587 824 299
SCRAP TIRES 107 66 63 73 77
WOOD DUNNAGE 18 17 24 1,162 544
USED OIL (gallons) 14,528 19,000 13,860 8,525 13,520

 

IT Recycling:  The port supports the state’s economy and environment by repairing, reselling, donating or recycling used electronics. Choosing to recycle used electronics over landfill disposal reduces the need to process raw materials for new products.

Petroleum Storage Tanks

The port has several large storage tanks throughout our facilities.  As environmental leaders, Port Houston has implemented good engineering practices and innovative best management practices to prevent spills and minimize environmental impacts.

Tenant and Stevedore Audits

PURPOSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS:

In furtherance of its Environmental Compliance Policy, the Environmental Affairs Department of Port Houston performs environmental compliance audits at facilities operated by third parties (i.e. tenants/users/stevedores) on port properties to monitor and assess activities subject to federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, permits and Port tariffs (“Legal Requirements”).

The Lead Auditor or another Environmental Affairs Department Designee may conduct an onsite, unannounced verification audit at your facility to confirm that audit findings corrected in the Corrective Action Report (CAR) have been satisfactorily addressed and the facility is continuing environmental compliance after the audit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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