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Recycling in Your Home

Curbside Recycling for Residential Customers

Recycling | 1102 MacArthur Blvd. | Grand Prairie, TX 75050 | Phone 972-237-8061| Fax 972-237-9408 | E-Mail

When, What and Where to Recycle

Recycling Route Map

Find your recycling day on the map (residential recycling is collected
on one of a citizens' regular garbage days).

Set your recycling bin outside before
7 a.m. on your recycling day (but no earlier than 8 p.m. on the day before collection).

Return your bin to a convenient

Routes Monday to Saturday:
South of Camp Wisdom Road.
Between Warrior Trail & I-20.
North of Main Street.
Between I-20 and Camp Wisdom Road.
Between Cottonwood Creek and Warrior Trail.
Between Main Street and Cottonwood Creek.

What is recyclable at the curb:

Steel, tin, and aluminum cans. It is not necessary to remove paper labels from steel cans, but please rinse out all cans.

Paper items. Newspapers, magazines, coupons, junk mail and envelopes, flattened cereal and cardboard boxes, phone books, etc., will be collected. Cardboard boxes must be flattened and placed under the bin.

Glass items. All glass bottles, regardless of color, may be recycled. Please rinse all bottles and jars and remove caps and lids.

Plastic items. All plastics marked 1 through 7 are now accepted for recycling. Please look for the number within the recycling symbol Recycle icon  on plastic items. You can now recycle your plastic grocery bags too. Styrofoam is not accepted.

What is NOT recyclable at the curb:

  • Batteries or electronics
  • Hazardous or toxic product containers
  • Flower pots, plastic toys
  • Frozen food bags
  • Plastic and metal hangers
  • Light bulbs, drinking glasses, other glassware
  • Food and wet waste, food contaminated paper plates and napkins
  • Styrofoam containers, Styrofoam peanuts or packing
  • Chip bags
  • Propane tanks
  • Window/ auto glass/ mirrors
  • Medical waste such as needles, syringes and lancets.
  • Electronics (take to landfill for electronic recycling)

Place recyclable items in a green bin or blue bag* and set at the curb on your recycling day. Recycling bins are available free of charge to new customers. Please bring your water bill to show that you are paying for a Solid Waste service in Grand Prairie.

Get Your Recycling Bin at:

City Landfill
1102 MacArthur Blvd.

City Hall
317 College St.

Prairie Paws Adoption Center
2222 W. Warrior Trail

Lake Parks Operations Center
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway

Fire Station #9
315 E. Polo Road

Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham Street

*Residents may also use blue-opaque plastic bags in addition to the bins in the instance of an extra large load. Click here for a (partial) list of stores that carry blue bags in Grand Prairie. Resident holding recycle bin

Let's double Grand Prairie's curbside recycling from 3,700 tons annually to 8,000 tons, saving valuable landfill space, extending the life of our landfill, and saving the city and its taxpayers millions of dollars.

Residential Recycling Guidelines

  • Residents must use an 18-gallon green bin or clear blue plastic bags for collection of recyclables.
  • Recyclables do not need to be separated — bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, steel cans, newspapers, magazines, phone books, junk mail and boxes may go in together.
  • Bins may be used for all recyclables. However, brown paper sacks may still be used for paper items such as newspapers, magazines, phone books and junk mail.
  • Cardboard boxes need to be flattened and placed under the bin. 

Recycling Outside the Bin

If you are interested in recycling items other than paper, glass, cardboard, aluminum or plastic and have a significant amount of such item(s), please visit, a website sponsored by the North Texas Council of Governments in order to find a place to take your item(s) or visit, which is a community supported resource and is free.

Commercial Bag Service Customers

Commercial bag service customers are also eligible to participate in the curbside program by subscribing online. After subscribing, an 18-gallon green plastic bin is delivered to the business within a few weeks. Business recycling will then be picked up curbside once each week. The fee for this convenience is $2 per month.

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Last updated: 10/13/2014 10:04:13 AM