Environmental Recycling Center 

The Environmental Recycling Center is a "One Stop Drop" Recycling Center as part of Abilene's voluntary recycling program.

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    We accept:

    • Bi-metal cans
    • Glass bottles & jars (clean/without lids)
    • Aluminum cans, donated
    • Newspapers, magazines, office paper, and junk mail
    • #1 and #2 plastics only (milk jugs/soda bottles)
    • Cardboard
    • Scrap metal, white goods, and appliances containing refrigerant gasses


    We cannot accept:

    • Wood products such as fencing or framing lumber
    • Furniture
    • Concrete


    Brush (tree limbs, yard waste) is accepted at the Abilene Brush Center

  • Red Containers at the following United Supermarkets are for Newspaper and Cardboard Only
    • 1091 N. Judge Ely Blvd
    • North 10th & Willis

    A reminder, do not use a plastic bag or heavy twine or string when placing newspaper in these containers.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    We accept:

    • Do-It-Yourself oil & oil filters
    • Antifreeze, brake fluid, and transmission fluid
    • Automotive style and rechargable batteries
    • Paints
    • Fertilizers and pesticides
    • Solvents and degreasers
    • Poisons
    • Pool chemicals
    • Hobby supplies
    • Aerosol cans
    • Acids and drain cleaners.

    Tires are accepted but require a processing fee.

    • Passenger tires are $2.00 each
    • Truck tires are $5.00 each
    • Tires larger than 24.5" cannot be accepted.
    • An additional charge of $3.00 will be made for any tire on a rim.

    We cannot accept:

    • Any containers not clearly labeled specifying the contents.
    • Containers larger than one gallon (unless arrangements are made with the collection manager)
    • Pressurized gas cylinders
    • Biologically active substances
    • Radioactive materials
    • Products containing dioxins or 2-4-5T
    • Waste generated by business and industry
    • Ammunition - Contact the Abilene Police Department


    We Offer:

    • Product exchange program
    • Home chemicals that are received in a sound container with its original label that clearly states its contents will be placed into the program for free reissue.
    • The intent of the program is to use/reuse a product before it is disposed of as hazardous waste.
  • ""Located at the Environmental Recycling Center, the locker is a place where residents can drop off other recyclable items such as:

    • Cardboard rolls from paper towels and toilet paper
    • Clean baby food jars with lids
    • Large coffee cans
    • Cloth remnants
    • Other items that teachers could use for arts and craft projects.

    Teachers may stop by the locker any time the Environmental Recycling center is open.

Neighborhood Recycling Centers

Reminder: Glass containers should be empty and cleaned without lids. Please remove items from plastic bags before disposal.

Facility NameAddressPhone
Abilene Brush Center2149 Sandy Street
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 677-2149
Citizens Convenience Center2149 Sandy Street
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 677-2149
Neighborhood Recycling Center - Abilene Zoo2070 Zoo Lane
Abilene, TX 79602
Neighborhood Recycling Center - Buffalo Gap4580 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, TX 79606
Neighborhood Recycling Center - HEB1345 Barrow Street
Abilene, TX 79605
Neighborhood Recycling Center - HSU2220 Simmons Avenue
Abilene, TX 79601
Neighborhood Recycling Center - North Walmart1657 Texas Hwy 351
Abilene, TX 79601
Neighborhood Recycling Center - South 8th1301 South 8th Street
Abilene, TX 79602
Neighborhood Recycling Center - Southwest Drive4374 Southwest Drive
Abilene, TX 79606
Neighborhood Recycling Center - United Supermarket920 N. Willis Street
Abilene, TX 79603
Recycling Center2209 Oak Street
Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 672-2209