Dallas, Texas
  Sanitation Services
  Recycling Demonstration Program
Recycling is about to get easier!




What to put in your recycling roll cart:


Paper clips and staples are OK.

  • Advertising circulars
  • Carbonless paper
  • Cardboard – cereal boxes (liner removed), soda and beer cartons, dry goods packaging, corrugated cardboard, paper towel and toilet paper cores. Large boxes must be broken down or cut to fit into the roll cart
  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes – with or without windows
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers – all sections
  • Office paper – file folders, letterhead, sticky notes, printer paper, calendars and school papers
  • Paperback books
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books


Please rinse. All colors accepted. Labels are OK.

  • Bottles, cups, tubs, bowls and jars – with #1 to #5 and #7 recycling symbols on the container; remove caps and lids to recycle


Please rinse. Labels are OK.

  • Aluminum drink cans – do not flatten
  • Aluminum baking tins – clean
  • Steel or tin food cans and lids
  • Empty aerosol cans – leave spray nozzle on; remove plastic lid unless part of the can

Unbroken Glass

Please rinse. All colors accepted. Labels are OK.

  • Bottles and jars – remove metal and plastic lids and recycle

Don't put in the recycling rollcart:

  • Household trash
  • Aluminum foil
  • Auto glass
  • Drink boxes and straws
  • Hard cover books
  • Light bulbs
  • Toys
  • Paper milk and juice cartons
  • Plastic grocery sacks
  • Styrofoam cups, formed packing or "peanuts"
  • Waxed paper and waxed food containers
  • Yard trimmings
  • Plastic eating utensils
  • Ceramics, China, Dishes, Mirrors or Windowpanes
  • Plastic containers that held hazardous materials such as motor oil, paint, pesticide or weed killer. Throw empty containers in trash. Dispose of leftover household chemicals at the Home Chemical Collection Center (HC3) 11234 Plano Rd, (214) 553-1765 for hours of operation, directions and a complete list of materials accepted.


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