Acceptable Recyclables

The City of Plano accepts the following items:

  • Aluminum, tin, and steel cans
  • Chipboard / boxboard (cereal and shoe boxes)
  • Glass jars, containers, dishes, drinking glasses, and vases
  • Junk mail, mixed office paper, school papers, and non-metallic paper gift wrap
  • Newspapers, magazines, and catalogs
  • Food and beverage cartons
  • Paper grocery bags 
  • Phone books
  • All plastic bottles, containers and lids including a stamped number Number 1 - Number 7, excluding Styrofoam 
  • Shredded paper - place in sealed clear plastic bag 
  • Small corrugated cardboard boxes - should be clean, dry, and placed loosely in cart 
  • Milk and food containers


CAPS: The caps on plastic items like water bottles, detergent bottles and milk jugs may be left on the bottle. However, plastic and metal caps on glass bottles should be thrown away.

Items NOT Accepted:

  • Baby diapers
  • Batteries
  • CDs / DVDs
  • Facial or toilet tissue
  • Light bulbs and mirrors
  • Metallic and cellophane gift wrap
  • Paper towels
  • Aluminum foil and ceramics
  • Plastic containers used for motor oil, antifreeze or other hazardous materials
  • trash bags
  • Plastic wrap or plastic toys
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Wire hangers
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Aerosol cans