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recyclable items accepted at the Recycling Center

Paper Products Tires Oil
Plastics Styrofoam Electronic Recycling Latex Paint
Cans Household Appliances Antifreeze
Glass Batteries (recyclable) Items Not Accepted
Scrap Metal    

HGACThe Fort Bend Recycle/HHW/Environmental Center construction, equipment and operation are funded in part with grant funds from The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC).

For automated information concerning Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste in Fort Bend County call:
  • 281-633-7527. (Anytime 24 Hr. a day 7 days a week.) 
TCEQThe City of Houston also has a Recycle Center and Household Hazardous Waste Center for the residents of the city, for information and location call:
  • 713-668-9551. (For information on the recycling of materials) 
  • 713-551-7353 (For information concerning disposal and receiving of household hazardous waste) 
For more information on recycling call: 1-800-Clean-Up or contact The Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Solid The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)  at:
For other website information visit:

PAPER PRODUCTS

Newspapers / Magazines

White Copy Paper

Green / White Ledger Paper

Corrugated Cardboard
(rippled air pockets)

Manila File Folders

Phone Books / Books

Cereal boxes/Cartons

Bulk / Media mail

Office Paper

** Please keep bulk mail separated, if possible. **


PLASTICS

Clear, Cloudy and Colored Plastic Containers

Milk Jugs

#1 - #7 Recycle Codes Only

Food Containers

Styrofoam

Drink bottles with
#1 or #2 recycle codes only 

** Rinse containers and remove caps.  Crush if possible - step on it. **


CANS

SCRAP METAL

Aluminum
Tin / Steel

Aluminum
Stainless Steel

Iron
Brass
Bronze

** Rinse thoroughly and flatten if possible. **


GLASS

Food and Beverage Containers Only

 

 

** All colors are accepted.  Rinse and remove caps. Containers must be clean, no trash, water or other fluids in containers**


BATTERIES, OIL, LATEX PAINT AND ANTIFREEZE

Automotive Batteries

Used Motor Oil

LATEX paint ONLY!  The words "Latex" or "Water Based" MUST appear on the product label.

All Rechargeable Batteries

Used Filters

Household batteries size: AAA, AA,   C and D, should go into the garbage

Cooking Oil

All paints, other than latex and water based, are HAZARDOUS and can only be accepted in the HHW program.


TIRES

Scrap tires are accepted during regular operating hours of the Recycling /HHW facility. 
(A drivers license is required as proof of residency) Fees are required:

Passenger or light truck tires: 
$2.00 each (dismounted)
$10.00 each (mounted)

Tractor Truck (eighteen wheeler) Tires:
$10.00 each (dismounted) 
$20.00 each (mounted)

OTR / Off Road Tires: 
$ 0.20 per Lb.


ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

Electronics recycling is open to all Fort Bend County residents.
Limit of three computers and monitors per household.

No business / commercial computers
can be taken.

See Recycling Fees

E-Waste can also be recycled at several locations:
Best Buy

Most E-waste including TVs up to 32" Fee: $10 (Receive a $10 gift card in return)
Most Goodwill Locations Accept obsolete computers and functioning TVs Fee: Free

Electronic Scrap

Computers
Monitors
Scanners
Fax Machines

Televisions
Stereos
Computer Mice
Printers

Digital / Video Cameras
Keyboards
Cellular Phones
Record Players

VCR, CD, DVD Players
Microwave Ovens
Tape Recorders


HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

All household appliances are currently accepted. Non-Freon appliances are $5.00 per unit and all Freon appliances are $10.00 per unit.

HAZARDOUS WASTES ACCEPTED

Paints & Stains

Paint Thinners and Strippers

Household Cleaners

Household Chemicals

Fertilizers & Lawn Chemicals

Aerosol Products

Pesticides and Herbicides

Pool Chemicals

Florescent Lighting Bulbs (tubes)

Gasoline

Flammable Liquids

Mercury (thermometers and thermostats)


ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

Empty - Antifreeze Containers

Commercial Vendors Waste Products

Non Numbered Plastics

Auto Glass / Crystal

Empty - Cooking Oil / Motor Oil Containers

Tissue Products

Ceramics / Drinking Glass

Copy Paper Wrappers

Gift Wrapping / Bags

Colored File Folders

Food Wrappers

Window / Tempered Glass

Colored Paper Containers

Mirrors

Standard Light Bulbs

Trash / Garbage

Dishes

Non recyclable materials

Dirty Materials

Christmas trees or Christmas tree lights  

(Throw these items in the trash when contents are empty or recycled)

Last updated: 10/17/2016 8:20:09 AM