Cardboard & Paper Recycling
Abilene’s contractor for the processing and marketing of recyclable materials will no longer accept cardboard or paper materials. This change results in the City of Abilene no longer accepting these materials at the City recycling collection centers.
The final day to recycle cardboard & paper at Neighborhood & City Recycling centers is January 31, 2021. Thank you for your understanding.
Read the news release for more information.
What We Accept
- Aluminum cans, donated
- Bi-metal cans
- Newspapers, magazines, office paper, and junk mail
- Scrap metal, white goods, and appliances containing refrigerant gasses
We Cannot Accept
- Glass bottles and jars
- Plastics (milk jugs/soda bottles/water bottles)
- Wood products such as fencing or framing lumber
Brush (tree limbs, yard waste) is accepted at the Abilene Brush Center.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The intent of the program is to use/reuse a product before it is disposed of as hazardous waste.
- Acids and drain cleaners
- Aerosol cans
- Antifreeze, brake fluid, and transmission fluid
- Automotive style and rechargeable batteries
- Do-It-Yourself oil and oil filters
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Hobby supplies
- Pool chemicals
- Solvents and degreasers
Tires are accepted but require a processing fee:
- Passenger tires are $2 each
- Truck tires are $5 each
- Tires larger than 24.5 inches cannot be accepted.
- An additional charge of $3 will be made for any tire on a rim
We Cannot Accept
- Ammunition - Contact the Abilene Police Department
- Any containers not clearly labeled specifying the contents
- Biologically active substances
- Containers larger than one gallon (unless arrangements are made with the collection manager)
- Pressurized gas cylinders
- Products containing dioxins or 2-4-5T
- Radioactive materials
- Waste generated by business and industry
- 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
Teacher Recycle Locker
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
- 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.