1260 Columbia Dr
Main Number: 972-744-4111
Richardson Richardson recyclables are collected by the City and taken to a local Materials Recovery Facility for processing. Each household is provided with recycling collection service one day each week. This collection will occur on one of the same days designated for regular trash collection. See map below to find your recycle collection day.
Recycling collection points for each home are the same as the regular trash collection points, which is usually in the alley. To ensure proper collection, place recyclables out by 7:00 a.m. On rainy days, please do not set out cardboard or newspaper (that is not in a blue bag).
Accepted Materials in Recycle Program
The items below can all be placed in the blue bags:
Plastic Jugs; Plastic Bottles (necks smaller than base); Plastic Tubs; Shredded Paper; Paper Cartons; Milk Cartons; Juice Boxes; Phone Books; Mail; Mixed Paper; Catalogs; Magazines; Newspaper & Inserts; Take out Pizza Boxes; Glass Jars & Bottles; Clean Metal Food Cans; Aluminum Cans; Clean Aluminum Foil Wrap and Pans; Aerosol Cans; Plastic Bags; Corrugated Cardboard (flattened); Boxboard; Cereal Boxes; Frozen Food Boxes; Pots & Pans; Scrap Metal; Ceramics.
Purchasing Blue Bags
Blue bags may be purchased at the following locations:
Residents are able to redeem blue bag letters at all of the locations listed.
* Only blue recycling bags are available for sale at these locations.
** Only blue recycling bags are available for cash sale at these locations.
A roll of blue bags is:
- $3.50 for Richardson Residents
- $4.00 for non-Richardson Residents
$3.50 for Richardson Residents
Recycle Drop Off Center Location of Drop-Off Center
Westside Pump Station 102 N. Cottonwood Dr. (Cottonwood Dr. and Beltline Rd.)
The City of Richardson has a drop-off recycling center which is available to residents twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. This center provides a place for all residents to recycle, whether or not they live in an area services by the blue bag “curbside” program.
Recycle Collection Make-Up Days for Holidays
The City of Richardson provides to its residents holiday make-up days for recycling collection. This is for recycling only (no holiday make-up day is provided for regular trash collection). See the chart below for the recycle make-up day:
Click here for Recycling Make-up Days
Document Shredding Service
Document shredding services are offered every Saturday by DFW Shredding to residents for $10 for the first box and $5 for each additional box. Shredding is performed in front of you. Please click on this link for more information.
The City of Richardson and Retire PC have partnered up to offer residents of Richardson a way to recycle their old computer and electronics equipment. Rates for computers and electronics are $1.00 per pound. All hard drives are wiped clean; however, if residents choose to have their hard drives destroyed, a $10 charge will apply. Retire PC is located at 1201 Exchange Dr. between Arapaho Rd. and Collins Blvd. They can be reached at (972) 231-6600 for any questions and items that they accept. They are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
In addition, Retire PC now accepts televisions for recycling. Pricing for this service is the same as for computer monitors, at $1.00 per pound.
Businesses can also use this service by contacting Justin Parker at (972) 231-6600 ext. 223.
Please Note: payment must be made in cash.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has two manufacturer take-back programs that offer recycling opportunities: Texas Recycles TVs and Texas Recycles Computers. Check them out for additional ways to recycle your old electronics.
City Recycling Coordinator Victoria Sum
To Report Missed Recycling
Recycling Drop Off Centers