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Green Grand Prairie Programs - Solid Waste and Recycling

Flame at the Landfill

TV Take-Back Program
Televisions can be dropped off at the Grand Prairie Landfill, located at 1102 MacArthur (just north of I-30), during business hours Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This service is free of charge for those residents who bring the top portion of their current water bill.

Residents may also visit Computer Recycling for more information on television and computer recycling.


Large Venue and Event Recycling

In an effort to support our large venues in their recycling efforts, grant funds will cover the supplies and initial set-up of a recycling operation. The city of Grand Prairie recently received funding through the North Central Texas Council of Governments from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to develop a recycling program for large venues where no recycling program existed. A number of bins have been provided for visitors to recycle at the AirHogs Ballpark, Lone Star Park, and at Tangle Ridge and Prairie Lakes golf courses.  


Full Recycle BinsCurbside Recycling

Grand Prairie’s curbside recycling program collects more than 300 tons of material monthly. Recyclable items include newspapers, paper, steel, aluminum, tin, glass and plastics such as soft drink and laundry bottles, milk containers and more.

Residential recycling is collected on one of a citizens' regular garbage days. A separate truck collects the recyclables and takes them to a Materials Recovery Facility (MuRF). Recycling must be set out by 7 a.m. but no earlier than 8 p.m. on the day before collection. The City of Grand Prairie's recycling program uses an 18-gallon green bin or clear blue plastic bags for collection of recyclables.

Recyclables do not need to be separated — bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, steel cans, newspapers, magazines, phone books, junk mail and boxes may go in together. Cardboard boxes need to be flattened and placed under the bin.

The recycling bins are centrally-located at the Prairie Paws Adoption Center, 2222 Warrior Drive; City Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd.; City Hall, 317 College St.; Lake Parks Operations Center, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway; Fire Station #9, 315 E. Polo Road; and Tony Shotwell Life Center, 2750 Graham Street.

Recycling bins are available free of charge to new customers. Each additional bin is $5.

Commercial bag service customers are also eligible to participate in the curbside program by subscribing online. After subscribing, an 18-gallon green plastic bin is delivered to the business within a few weeks. Business recycling will then be picked up curbside once each week. The fee for this convenience is $2 per month.

Visit gptx.org/recycling for more information.

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Recycling Drop-Off Stations

For residents who have large amounts of recycling and/or who live in multi-family living communities where no recycling service is provided, the city makes two drop-off sites available:

UA Theatres
parking lot

I-20 & Carrier

510 E Westchester Pkwy.

Grand Prairie, TX 75052

(large recycle bins are located in the front parking lot, closest to Carrier)  

Behind Uptown Fire Station #1

Downtown Grand Prairie

321 W. Main St.

Grand Prairie, TX 75050

(large recycle bins for public use can be found in the parking lot directly behind the fire station)

Recycling Drop-off

Both of the sites have large 40-yard containers that are available for recycling. The UA Theatre parking lot bins only accept paper and cardboard. The Uptown Firestation #1 bins accept the same items that can be recycled at the curb: bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, steel cans, newspapers, magazines, phone books, junk mail, and broken-down boxes. As always, citizens are asked to conserve space by flattening cardboard boxes before placing them in the bins.

Visit gptx.org/recycling for more information.

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Disposing mattresses at the LandfillRecycling and Disposing at the Landfill

Grand Prairie residents or businesses may visit the Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd., to recycle items such as metals, wood/brush, concrete, tires, electronics and aluminum.

In the customer convenience area, there are separate stations for recycling different types of items. Citizens may bring brush, fencing, large items such as refrigerators, sofas, televisions, etc., for disposal.

To support the costs of disposing of certain items, the following items are subject to additional fees: car tires $1/tire, small dead animals $5, large dead animals $15.


No liquids, household hazardous waste, or propane tanks will be accepted, but the attendant will be able to provide information as to where to properly dispose of these prohibited items. The city of Grand Prairie provides HHW collection days periodically during the year. To register for this service, please visit click here or call 972-237-8055.

Since the Landfill is open only to Grand Prairie residents or businesses, upon entering the landfill, citizens must stop at the gatehouse to speak with the attendant and to show an I.D., such as a driver's license or a current water bill or pay a charge of $3 per load.

Visit gptx.org/solidwaste for more information on the Landfill.

Recycling at the Landfill Disposing trash at landfill

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Tires at the LandfillTires and Bulky Items

The city of Grand Prairie is committed to keeping its streets clear of unsightly rubbish. To request collection of items such as discarded furniture or appliances, please call Grand Prairie Disposal at metro 817-261-8812 to schedule a curbside collection. Bulky items include old or unwanted appliances and discarded furniture like washers, refrigerators, sofas and chairs.

Again, to schedule a FREE curbside pick up, call 817-261-8812.

Visit gptx.org/solidwaste for more information on the Landfill.

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Brush and Yard Waste

Bundles of brush less than 6 feet long weighing less than 50 lbs. and bags of leaves can be placed out with household garbage. One cubic yard will be picked up each collection day. If you have contractors that cut and prune your trees and shrubs, make sure the limbs are either cut and bundled or taken to the landfill by the contractor.

The city of Grand Prairie also operates a Large Brush Pickup Program year round on a rotation basis from north to south week by week and provides curbside pickup of brush that is not practical or eligible for collection by the city’s weekly garbage collection. Residents receive one free brush pickup each month up to 5 cubic yards. Visit www.gptx.org/streets or call 972-237-8525 for more information.

Remember that the city of Grand Prairie has committed to keeping grass clippings out of the landfill by not picking up bags of grass clippings. Grass clippings can simply be left on your lawn or used as compost for gardens. Homeowners who followed the Don't Bag it Lawn Care Plan report that they mow their lawns in 38 percent less time and that their lawns are 30 percent better than they were before Don't Bag It. For more recycling ideas and information, call 972-237-8151.

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Electronics

The city of Grand Prairie has designed a recycling drop-off area specifically for computers, TVs, VCRs, printers, faxes, phones and other electronics. These items can be brought to the landfill's customer convenience area, or Grand Prairie residents can call Grand Prairie Disposal at 817-261-8812 to arrange for bulky item pickup at the curb.  Click here for a list of accepted electronics for recycling. Click here for a list of electronics that are not accepted for recycling.

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