Drop-Off Recycling Center

Drop Off RecyclingNeed to recycle before your normal collection day?  Then visit the Drop-Off Recycling Center, where we take all the items we pick up curbside, plus many more.

We are located at 1426 Commerce St.. Our Recycling Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

All materials must be placed loose in the large recycling receptacles or in clear, see-through bags. If you collect your recycling in black bags, please empty the contents into the large containers and reuse your bag or leave it in a trash cart located near the recycling receptacles.

Please help us maximize your efforts to recycle.  Black bags are not acceptable and will not be opened at the processing plant for safety of the personnel sorting the recycling. If they can’t see what’s inside, they don’t open it.

Acceptable Materials

Newspapers and Magazines:

  • Please remove newspaper and magazines from plastic sleeves
  • Advertising inserts okay
  • Loose or tied bundles
  • No wet or sunburned newspapers

Mixed Paper:

  • White office paper
  • Computer paper
  • Chipboard such as cereal and canned drink boxes
  • Junk mail
  • Brown paper bags
  • Telephone books
  • Paper egg cartons

Tin and Steel Cans:

  • Food cans (rinsed, labels and lids okay)
  • Empty aerosol cans that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

Aluminum Cans:

  • Emptied and rinsed

Glass Bottles and Jars (any color; labels okay; rinsed and lids removed):

  • No light bulbs, plate glass, auto glass, tempered glass, mirrors, or leaded glass

Plastics Bottles #1 through #7 (except #6 polystyrene):

  • #1 -  Soda bottles, water bottles
  • #2  - Milk jugs, detergent and shampoo bottles
  • #3 -  Some detergent bottles or cooking oil bottles
  • #4 -  Some squeezable bottles
  • #5 - Yogurt containers, syrup bottles
  • #7 - Large water bottles, some food containers
  • Rinsed; labels and plastic caps okay.

Cardboard:

  • Corrugated boxes (please empty and flatten)

Scrap Metal & Aluminum:

  • Place in open-top container designated for scrap metal
  • Metal furniture, aluminum storm doors (no glass), barbeque grills
  • Appliances can be left outside of container in collection area next to scrap metal container 

Auto:

  • Auto and truck batteries
  • Used motor oil and transmission fluid (no antifreeze or hydraulic fluid)
  • Used oil filters

Non-Acceptable Materials

  • Household hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals. Note: Take items to Home Chemical Collection Center located at 11234 Plano Road or call 214-553-1765 for operating hours.
  • Electronic equipment such as televisions and computers (more information on electronic recycling)
  • Kitchen grease
  • Tires
  • Used antifreeze
  • Plastic toys
  • Rubber hoses
  • Plastic bags, plastic cleaner bags. Take them back to the store where you got them. Most stores that take plastic bags also take back cleaner bags.
  • Polystyrene, including packing materials, bubble wrap, Styrofoam cups, food clamshells, egg cartons, and meat trays labeled #6.

Contact Customer Service at 972-205-3500 for more information.