Residential Recycling

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1260 Columbia Dr. 972-744-4111 Answered 24/7

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.

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
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Purchasing Blue Bags
Blue bags may be purchased at the following locations:

 Location  Number  Open  Hours
 City Hall
 411 W. Arapaho Rd.
 972-744-4120  M-F  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Heights Recreation Center
 711 W. Arapaho Rd.
 972-744-7850  M-F
 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 Huffhines Recreation Center
 200 N. Plano Rd.
 972-744-7881  M-F
 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 Senior Center
 820 W. Arapaho Rd.
 972-744-7880  M, T, Th
 W, F
 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Fire Station #6 *
 3591 Park Vista Rd.
 972-744-4111  1st Saturday
 of the Month
 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Service Center **
 1260 Columbia Dr.
 972-744-4111  M-F  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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

Recycling Drop-off Center
Westside Pump Station 101 N. Cottonwood Dr. (Cottonwood Dr. and Beltline Rd.)
The City of Richardson has a drop-off recycling center which is available to residents 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., 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. More Information.

Electronics Recycling

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.

For More Information, Contact:
City Environmental Services Coordinator
Gayle Copening 972-744-4410
To Report Missed Recycling
Recycling Drop Off Centers