Richardson provides Recycling and Waste Management on regular trash collection days. Richardson's recycling program accepts a wide array of recyclables. More information about the City's recycling program is available here. Check out the helpful links below to find out where to recycle various items.
- For paints, stains, solvents, adhesives, pool chemicals and other home related chemicals, Richardson residents can use the Dallas Area Home Chemical Collection Center.
- For yard debris, the City offers the Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC) program. For every 100 cubic yards taken to be composted, Richardson obtains 10 tons of bulk compost in return. This rich compost is used for parks, the Sherrill Park golf course and road medians as needed for repairs or soil enrichment.
- For hazardous items, follow this link.
Texas Recycles Computers Program
Texans are able to recycle unwanted personal computers for free! Since 2008, computer manufacturers ar e responsible for recycling the following:
- Desktop and laptop computers
- Monitors (display devices without a tuner)
- The accompanying keyboard and mouse made by the same manufacturer
This program applies to personal and home-business equipment only. For more information, visit TexasRecyclesComputers.org.
Texas Pure Partnership
The City of Richardson has a partnership with Texas Pure to provide regional mulch and compost for purchase to residents at a very reasonable price, and is actually discounted for residents living in the 5 member cities (Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, and Frisco). For pricing information and online ordering, please follow this link.
Texas Pure Products can also be ordered in person or over the phone at:
CUSTER ROAD FACILITY
9901 Custer Road (at Ridgeview)
Plano, TX 75025
Open Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm
REGIONAL COMPOSTING FACILITY
5304 Highway 545
Melissa, TX 75454
Open 8:00am - 5:00pm Weekdays
(ONLY as weather permits.)
Dumping trash in unauthorized locations is a crime. It is illegal to dump, throw or place any garbage, rubbish, refuse, junk, ashes, filth, wastepaper, rock or other waste matter of whatever kind in or on any public street, alley or other public property. Costs for clean-up can run into the thousands or even millions of dollars, and sites that are not cleaned up can lead to a number of health and safety concerns. Illegal dumping has negative economic impacts and harms plants and wildlife. It can also foster a negative image of the community. An easy way to help keep Richardson beautiful is to report illegal dumping and illegal dumping sites.
The North Central Texas Illegal Dumping Hotline: 1-888-335-DUMP
If you see trash being tossed or accidently flying out of a vehicle, you can report it through the Texas Department of Public Safety's Report-a-Literer Program.