Non-Recyclable Items


Certain products, if placed in the recycling bins, contaminate the recycling process because they are not marketable commodities. Therefore, we ask your cooperation to eliminate the following products from your recycling bin:

  • Aerosol cans with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • Aluminum foil or disposable aluminum plates or pie tins
  • Automotive product containers
  • Ceramics, ovenware, glass that is not a container
  • Light bulbs (incandescent, fluorescent or CFC)
  • Mirrors or leaded glass
  • Paint Cans
  • Paper towels
  • Pizza boxes coated with cheese and grease (okay to tear off lid if no food or grease spots).
  • Plastic containers that contain hazardous material (such as bleach, motor oil, or antifreeze)
  • Plastic grocery bags, Plastic wrap, candy and chip wrappers, and food wrapping
  • Plate glass, auto glass, tempered glass
  • Styrofoam cups, food clamshells, egg cartons, and meat trays labeled Number 6

Not Accepted

The following items are not accepted in curbside bins but can be recycled at the following places:

  • 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.
  • Plastic grocery or cleaner bags - recycle at your favorite retail store that has a bag collection container at the front of the store.
  • Scrap metal - recycle at the Drop-Off Recycling Center.
  • Corrugated cardboard too big for the container - recycle at the Drop-Off Recycling Center or at a satellite cardboard recycling container near your neighborhood.

Contact Us

Please contact Customer Service at 972-205-3500 for more information.