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Recycling

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

Bags

Use reusable bags when possible. If you have extra plastic bags, please return to local grocery stores.

Batteries

Batteries may be dropped off at the Landfill. Other locations that accept batteries for recycling include:

  • Best Buy
  • IKEA – Drop off batteries at IKEA's Recycling Center located by Returns and Exchanges.

Cell Phones

Bring to the Landfill convenience area for recycling.

Christmas Trees

Recycling drop-off locations for your tree (beginning Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 -Monday, Jan. 12, 2015) will be at:

  • Charley Taylor Recreation Center parking lot, 601 E Grand Prairie Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
  • Parkhill Park parking lot, 5100 Block of S. Robinson Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052
  • Grand Prairie Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd., Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Please remove all ornaments, stands and plastic bags from the tree. Artificial trees or trees sprayed with artificial snow cannot be accepted for recycling. Acceptable trees will be recycled into mulch. Free mulch is available at the landfill to all Grand Prairie residents. Trees are also collected on your normal garbage collection day. However, these trees will not be recycled into mulch but will be collected as garbage. Call 972-237-8061 for more information.

Electronics Recycling

Electronics

What electronics are accepted for recycling?

How can I recycle electronics?

  • Drop off electronics at Grand Prairie Landfill in the area designated for electronics. (This service is free for Grand Prairie residents with valid proof of residence.) View landfill location and hours of operation.
  • Drop off electronics at one of the city’s electronics recycling events hosted twice a year. The next event will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Development Center, 206 W. Church St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.
  • Call Grand Prairie Disposal at 817-261-8812 for bulky item pickup.
  • Use TimeToRecycle.com to find an electronics recycling location near you.
  • Use myecollective.com to find an electronics recycling location near you (powered by ECS Refining).

More Resources for Recycling Electronics

Computers

All computer manufacturers are required to offer recycling options for equipment they produce. Instead of bringing computers to the Grand Prairie Landfill, citizens can recycle for free through the computer manufacturer:

Televisions

  • Televisions can be dropped off at the Grand Prairie Landfill free of charge for residents who bring the top portion of their current water bill.
  • Residents can also go to TexasRecyclesTVs.org to find options for television recycling, either by brand name or through the Recycling Leadership Program that accepts any brand of television.

Ink Cartridges

What are not considered electronics and cannot be accepted for recycling?

  • No yard equipment
  • No gas powered equipment
  • No water coolers
  • No paper shredders
  • No propane tanks
  • No space heaters
  • No household appliances
  • No smoke detectors
  • No CRT tubes without cases
  • No light bulbs – CFL or fluorescent tubes
  • No freon - (refrigerators and air conditioners)
  • No loose batteries
  • No wooden speakers
  • No ceramic and glass lamps
  • No Christmas tree and lights
  • No crock pots
  • No electronic blankets
  • No fire extinguishers
  • No exercise equipment
  • No garbage disposals
  • View list of acceptable and not acceptable items for electronic recycling (PDF).

What does an electronics recycling facility look like?

Video: Tour an electronics recycling facility (presented by ECS Refining)

 

Light Bulbs

The following retailers accept light bulbs for recycling:

  • IKEA – Drop off light bulbs at IKEA's Recycling Center located by Returns and Exchanges.

Light Bulbs – Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)

  • IKEA – Drop off CFLs at IKEA's Recycling Center located by Returns and Exchanges.
  • Home Depot – Customers may drop off expired, unbroken CFL bulbs at the returns counter of any Home Depot store.

Metal

Bring to the Landfill convenience area for recycling.

Motor Oil

Take to Environmental Collection Center in Fort Worth or drop off during a Household Hazardous Waste Event  held in Grand Prairie.

Pallets

Bring wood pallets to the Landfill convenience area for recycling. All clean wood will be mulched.

Tires

Bring to the Landfill convenience area for recycling. The fee for recycling regular car and truck tires is $1. The fee for tractor trailer tires is $5. The fee for tracker and 18-wheeler tires is $10.

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