The Environmental Recycling Center is a "One Stop Drop" Recycling Center as part of Abilene's voluntary recycling program.
*As of April 10, 2017, the Environmental Recycling Center will no longer be accepting brush (tree limbs, yard waste). Brush will now be accepted at our new location, the Abilene Brush Center.
- Bi-metal cans
- Glass bottles & jars (clean/without lids)
- Aluminum cans, donated
- Newspapers, magazines, office paper, and junk mail
- #1 and #2 plastics only (milk jugs/soda bottles)
- Scrap metal, white goods, and appliances containing refrigerant gasses
We cannot accept:
- Wood products such as fencing or framing lumber
Red Containers at the following United Supermarkets are for Newspaper and Cardboard Only
A reminder, do not use a plastic bag or heavy twine or string when placing newspaper in these containers.
- 1091 N. Judge Ely Blvd
- North 10th & Willis
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
- Do-It-Yourself oil & oil filters
- Antifreeze, brake fluid, and transmission fluid
- Automotive style and rechargable batteries
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Solvents and degreasers
- Pool chemicals
- Hobby supplies
- Aerosol cans
- Acids and drain cleaners.
Tires are accepted but require a processing fee.
- Passenger tires are $2.00 each
- Truck tires are $5.00 each
- Tires larger than 24.5" cannot be accepted.
- An additional charge of $3.00 will be made for any tire on a rim.
We cannot accept:
- Any containers not clearly labeled specifying the contents.
- Containers larger than one gallon (unless arrangements are made with the collection manager)
- Pressurized gas cylinders
- Biologically active substances
- Radioactive materials
- Products containing dioxins or 2-4-5T
- Waste generated by business and industry
- Ammunition - Contact the Abilene Police Department
- Product exchange program
- Home chemicals that are received in a sound container with its original label that clearly states its contents will be placed into the program for free reissue.
- The intent of the program is to use/reuse a product before it is disposed of as hazardous waste.
Located at the Environmental Recycling Center, the locker is a place where residents can drop off other recyclable items such as:
- Cardboard rolls from paper towels and toilet paper
- Clean baby food jars with lids
- Large coffee cans
- Cloth remnants
- Other items that teachers could use for arts and craft projects.
Teachers may stop by the locker any time the Environmental Recycling center is open.
Neighborhood Recycling Centers
Reminder: Glass containers should be empty and cleaned without lids. Please remove items from plastic bags before disposal.