Residential Recycling

Single-Stream Recycling
One-hundred percent of collected recyclable materials are transported to the Republic Services Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where they are processed for shipment to recycling markets. 


The City of Plano recycles 
the following materials through its curbside program:  
  • Aerosol cans
  • 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
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Phone books
  • All plastic bottles, containers and lids including a stamped number #1 - #7, excluding Styrofoam and plastic bags
  • Shredded paper - Place in a sealed clear plastic bag
  • Small corrugated cardboard boxes - should be clean, dry, and placed loosely in cart
Items Not Accepted Through Curbside Recycling
The City of Plano does NOT recycle the following materials curbside:
  • Baby diapers
  • Batteries 
  • CDs / DVDs
  • Facial or toilet tissue
  • Light bulbs and mirrors
  • Metallic & cellophane paper gift wrap
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic containers used for motor oil, antifreeze, or other hazardous materials
  • Plastic shopping or trash bags
  • Plastic wrap or plastic toys
  • Styrofoam peanuts 
  • Waxboard - Used in paper milk and food containers
  • Wire hangers 
Pickup ScheduleAutomated Recycling Truck
Environmental Waste Services uses an automated recycling collection service. This means the driver remains inside the truck to service your recycling cart biweekly. You may view the schedule online or call Customer Service at 972-769-4150. 

Cart Information
Plano residents receive either a 95 or 68-gallon roll-out cart for recycling. You no longer need to separate paper from other materials. If your cart still has a divider, call Customer Service at 972-769-4150 to have it removed.

Environmental Waste Services recognizes some individuals may have concerns about storing and manipulating a second 95-gallon container. Residents may request a 68-gallon roll-out cart for their recycling collection. Residents may also request a second 95-gallon roll-out cart for recycling at no additional charge, if it is needed. For changes to your current service level, call Customer Service at 972-769-4150.