We CAN Recycle : About Us

We CAN Recycle Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded as a way to make a difference on several serious issues facing Houston, America and our planet.

Our mission is:

To reduce pollution and greenhouse gasses.
To raise awareness about the importance of recycling.
To support our local economy through waste diversion.
To promote recycling as a way to reduce the strain on our landfills.

Board of Directors
President & Founder (pictured): Mark Austin
Secretary : René Zámore
Treasurer : Scott Washburn

Mr. Austin is a former member of the Board of Directors of The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) and is a former steering committee member of the Gulf Coast Recycling Council of STAR


Received 2010 Proud Partner award in the 26th Annual Mayor's Proud Partner Awards competition

Recognized by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) As a "Friend Of Glass 2010" For creating recycling awareness and glass container recycling achievements.

Received the 2009 State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Award for Outstanding Solid Waste Management Program

Received an Honorable Mention in the 24th Annual Mayor's Proud Partner Awards competition (2008)

Listed in the 2010 Who's Who in the Cruise Line Industry under Recycling for the Gulf Coast Region


We are proud to be members of:
The Citizens Environmental Coalition (CEC)
The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP)
The National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)
STAR Gulf Coast Recycling Council (GCRC)

We have a strict no landfill policy and we comply with all EPA recycling rules and regulations.


Can you help us?

We need a horizontal baler and a small skid steer loader.
Can you help fund or donate one?

Your contribution will be tax deductible at full value, please call our office at 832-659-0168 if you can help with funding or a donation.