Recycle Right In McAllen
Place recyclables on your blue container for pick-up once a week or drop-off recyclables at the recycling center. 4101 N. Bentsen. Multi-family complexes are encouraged to bring recyclables to the center.
Work place Recycling is Free!
Public Works offers dumpsters and automated containers to businesses free of charge. Four (4) cubic yard mechanized side loader containers with built in slots for cardboard are placed at the commercial site that generate a lot of cardboard. Blue automated recycling containers are offered to buildings, schools, and private offices to recycle mixed office paper.
What can be recycled
CardboardCereal Boxes, Shoe Boxes, Television Boxes, Pizza Boxes, and Shipping Boxes
PaperNewspaper, Catalogs, Magazines, Office Paper and Books.
PlasticSoda Bottles (coded 1 & 2), Milk and Water Jugs, Detergent/Cleaning Bottles, Plastic Bottles & Jugs.
Aluminum CansAluminum and Beverage/Soda Cans.
Tin CansTin, Aerosol and Food Cans.
GlassGlass Bottles, Glass Jars.
*What can not be recycled*
CupsWaxed Beverage Cups, Styrofoam Cups, Cutlery and Paper Plates.
ContainersPesticide containers, Oil containers, Paint Cans.
Glass BulbsWindshield Window Glass, Mirrors, Light Bulbs, Pottery, Ceramics
Toilet PaperToilet Paper, Paper Towels, Wipes, and Personal Hygiene.
Plastic BagsPlastic shopping bags, grocery store bags and shipping bags.
Recycle these only at recycling center
BatteriesOnly Vehicle and Lawnmower Tractor Batteries Are Accepted.
ComputersComputers, scanners, printers and monitors. We all need to work together to keep these products out of our landfills. There is no fee for bringing these products to the recycling center.
Cell PhonesCell phones contain a numerous amount of hazardous substances, which can pollute the air when burned in landfills. They contain chemicals that leak into our soil and drinking water. The cell phones will be recycled and or disposed pf according to all EPA Guidelines with the support of the American Cellular Donation Organization.
other services offered
Paper ShreddingOur Facility Offers Free Paper Shredding To Residents and Non-Residents. Excludes X-Rays, Pictures and Films.
Crushed GlassCrushed Glass Is Available For Purchase At 2 Cents A Pound.
Compost/MulchCompost And Mulch Is Available For Purchase Bagged and Loose.
DON’T RECYCLE PROPERLY… LOSE YOUR BLUE
A SECOND BLACK BIN WILL REPLACE IT.
- Overflow of black bin, littering, improper disposal of waste, and non-compliance of City Ordinance Section 90 – Solid Waste will automatically require delivery of a 2nd Black Bin to your residence.
- A $12.50 for the additional Black Bin will be charged to your monthly utility bill.
X 1st Violation — Yellow Warning Tag
X 2nd Violation — Red Notification Tag & REMOVAL of the Blue Bin
> Monthly $2 Recycling Program Fee continues