Most chemicals can be disposed of at the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center (ECC). Grand Prairie residents are allowed to dispose of residential hazardous waste at the Fort Worth ECC by providing proof of residence with a current water bill or valid driver’s license.
The City of Grand Prairie also hosts Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events at the Development Center throughout the year. Most types of residential waste are accepted, but please be sure to register ahead of time as space is limited.
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Note: The City of Grand Prairie does not endorse any private business. Any businesses mentioned are merely listed for your convenience.
Batteries (alkaline, car batteries, rechargeable batteries, etc.):
Alkaline batteries can be thrown away, though are sometimes accepted with rechargeable batteries when recycling. Rechargeable batteries can be recycled at your nearest Batteries Plus, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Staples. Car batteries can be recycled at Batteries Plus, and can sometimes be recycled at an auto parts store such as AutoZone or O’Reilly Auto Parts for a credit. Please call ahead of time to verify with the store. Find more information on battery disposal at http://www.call2recycle.org/. Batteries can also be disposed of at the ECC or at an HHW event.
Cell phones can often be recycled through your phone service provider, or donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Christmas trees:Trees free of ornaments, stands, and plastic bags can be recycled for free in the two weeks following Christmas (December 25) at the landfill. Artificial trees and trees sprayed with artificial snow cannot be accepted for recycling. Acceptable trees will be recycled into mulch, which is free and available at the landfill to all Grand Prairie residents. Trees can also be collected on your normal garbage collection day, but will be collected as garbage rather than recycled.
Recycling stations for trees that meet these guidelines are located at:
- Charley Taylor Recreation Center parking lot, 601 E Grand Prairie Rd
- Parkhill Park parking lot, 5100 Block of S. Robinson Rd
- Grand Prairie Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd
Electronic waste (cell phones, computers, TVs, various electronics):
Amazon, Best Buy, and Staples have trade-in and recycling programs. Most electronics can be recycled through AOK Computer Recycling in Dallas (214-616-6909), DFW Reclaimers in Watauga (817-291-1067), or GEEP International in Grand Prairie (972-602-2917). Working electronics can sometimes be sold to an electronics store such as Entertainmart or Gazelle or donated to Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army, or another secondhand store. The City of Grand Prairie offers electronics recycling events throughout the year, and electronic waste can be disposed of at the landfill at any time.
View a list of electronics that can and cannot be recycled here.
All computer manufacturers are required to offer recycling options for equipment they produce. Instead of bringing computers to the landfill, citizens can recycle for free through the computer manufacturer.
- View list of local computer recycling locations (PDF) (in Grand Prairie and the surrounding area).
- Use TexasRecyclesComputers.org to search by computer brand to find recycling options for personal or home business computer equipment.
Televisions can be dropped off at the Grand Prairie Landfill free of charge for residents who bring the top portion of their current water bill. Residents can also go to TexasRecyclesTVs.org to find options for television recycling, either by brand name or through the Recycling Leadership Program that accepts any brand of television.
Incandescent light bulbs can be thrown in the trash. Fluorescent light bulbs may be collected at your local hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowe’s, or can be disposed of at the ECC or at an HHW event.
Metals:Industrial metals can be disposed of at the landfill with construction & demolition waste or recycled through a metals recycler. Aluminum and tin cans can be recycled in your curbside recycling bin.
Pallets: Clean pallets can be taken to the landfill where they will be mulched.
Plastic bags/grocery bags:
Plastic films such as grocery bags and packaging can often be returned to your nearest grocery store. Check http://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/ for more information. Many grocery stores also offer reusable grocery bags for sale.