Cart delivery begins Monday for 70,000 households – including thousands in eight Leader-area communities – which are being added to the city of Houston’s automated curbside recycling program. The new areas are Cottage Grove, the Heights, Heights Progressive, Oak Forest Central, Oak Forest North, Oak Forest Southeast, Shady Acres and Shady Acres Expansion.
By Clark Graham, Locke Protective
Member, IREM Houston Legislative and Public Policy Committee
Scrap-metal theft is an increasing issue for commercial real estate owners. However, rather than just viewing metal theft as a petty nuisance or cost of doing business, it should be treated also as a public-safety issue. In a country facing staggering criminal activities such as ours, it is easy to ignore a non-violent crime such as metal theft and call it a misdemeanor. But, often the activities of scrap-metal thieves endanger the lives of the public. Removing manhole covers and dismantling guard rails are among the actions that can place members of the public at risk.