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Recycling
Is there a corporate recycling program? What haulers?
What can be recycled?
Will you pick up my grass clippings? Sofa? Brush trees?
Where does the recycling go after it's picked up from the curb?
What is considered "hazardous waste?"
Where do I recycle electronics (computers, TVs, etc.)?
What are my recycling days?
Where can I get a bin?
Where do I recycle cardboard boxes?
Who picks up recycling?
How do I report improper handling of recyclables or hazardous waste?
Can I purchase more than one bin?
Q: Is there a corporate recycling program? What haulers?
A:

The city does not franchise with or endorse any particular carriers for recycling waste.

The following is a list of area haulers that operate within the city limits of Grand Prairie:

ABITIBI CONSOLIDATED
1923 Meridian
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-275-6397
Fax: 817-275-6412

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES 
4200 E. 14th Street
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: 972-422-2341
Fax: 972-422-5683
www.trinitywaste.com  
BALCONES RECYCLING
13921 Senlac Drive, Suite 200
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Phone: 972-481-1400
Fax: 972-481-1500
www.balconesresources.com  
BLUEBONNET WASTE CONTROL
P.O. Box 223845
Dallas, TX 75222
Phone: 214-748-5221
Fax: 214-748-6886 
 

CHAMPION WASTE SERVICES, LLC
2400 Vinson Street
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 214-637-6500
Fax: 214-638.2945

CLAXTON RECYCLING, INC.
2112 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214-421-7762
Fax: 214-421-5865
COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY 
1729 N. Westmoreland
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 214-637-3327
Fax: 214-637-6733
COMMUNITY WASTE DISPOSAL L.P.
2010 California Crossing
Dallas, TX 75220
Phone: 972-392-9300
Fax: 972-392-9301
CORRUGATED SERVICES L.P.
2920 Randol Mill Road
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-640-3111
Fax: 817-633-3383
DUNCAN DISPOSAL
1212 Harrison Avenue
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 682.465.0543
Fax: 817-317-2097
www.duncandisposal.com
ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLE, INC.
2721 N. Custer Road
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 214-592-0300
Fax: 214-592-0337

GARLAND STEEL, INC.
312 South International
Garland, TX 75042
Phone: 972-494-6000
Fax: 972-494-7000
MC3 INTERNATIONAL INC.
7305 Hillview Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Phone: (972) 517-3310
Fax: (972) 517-7896 
www.mc3international.com

OKON METALS
2001 S. Industrial Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-426-6566
Fax: 214-426-5152

RECALL SECURE DESTRUCTION SERVICES
180 Technology Parkway #300 (Mailing)
Norcross, GA 30092
Local
3276 Quebec Street
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 214-634-7574
RECYCLE TO CONSERVE, TX, INC.
3610 Duncanville Road
Dallas, TX 75236
Phone: 214-339-4755 x 255
Fax: 214-339-4247
SECUREIT/SHRED-IT
9755 Clifford Drive #150
Dallas, TX 75220
Phone: 972-556-0197
Fax: 972-556-1245
www.securit.com  
SERVALL CONTRACTOR SERVICES
1600 East 14th Street
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: 972-267-0004
Fax: 214-778-2312
STANDARD WASTE SYSTEMS, LTD
5025 Cash Road
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 214-879-9900
Fax: 214-879-9914
www.standarddfw.com 
VISTA FIBERS OF DALLAS
9233 Denton Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 214-358-1533
Fax: 214-352-0898
www.vistafibers.com  
WASTE MANAGEMENT OF TEXAS
1601 S. Railroad Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone: 972-316-2218
Fax: 972-316-2264 
  
www.wm.com  
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY
2015 Country Club Drive
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: 972-389-0350
Fax: 972-418-1910

Q: What can be recycled?
A:

Steel, tin and aluminum cans. It is not necessary to remove paper labels from steel cans, but please rinse out all cans.

Paper items. Newspapers, magazines, coupons, junk mail and envelopes, flattened cereal and cardboard boxes, phone books, etc., will be collected. Cardboard boxes must be flattened and placed under the bin.

Glass items. All glass bottles and jars, regardless of color, may be recycled. Please rinse all bottles and jars and remove caps and lids. Drinking glasses and other glassware are not accepted.

Plastic items. All plastics marked 1 through 7 are now accepted for recycling. Please look for the number within the recycling symbol Recycle icon on plastic items. You can now recycle your plastic grocery bags too. Styrofoam is not accepted.

FAQ 

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Q: Will you pick up my grass clippings? Sofa? Brush trees?
A:

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 disposal of bulky items like furniture or TVs, please call 817-261-8812 to schedule a pickup.

Q: Where does the recycling go after it's picked up from the curb?
A:

Abitibi Bowater Recycling Facility

Residential recycling that is picked up from the curbside is taken to Republic Services’ new recycling facility in Fort Worth where it is sorted and processed.

 

Abitibi Bowater Recycling Facility

Q: What is considered "hazardous waste?"
A:
Click here for more information.
Q: Where do I recycle electronics (computers, TVs, etc.)?
A:

The City of Grand Prairie has designed a recycling drop-off area at the Landfill specifically for electronics. Bring these items to the landfill's customer convenience area.

*Texans now have a free and easy way to recycle unwanted personal computers. Instead of bringing computers to the Landfill, you may be able to recycle for free through the computer manufacturer. Visit TexasRecyclesComputers.org for more details, or visit Computer Recycling.

For recycling TVs, please visithttp://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/electronics/tv_recycling.html for more information.

Q: What are my recycling days?
A:

Each residence has two days for waste collection and one day-a-week for recycling collection.

DownloadRecycling Schedule Map (PDF)

From north to south:
WEDNESDAY = North of Main Street.
SATURDAY = Between Main Street and Cottonwood Creek.
FRIDAY = Between Cottonwood Creek and Warrior Trail.
TUESDAY = Between Warrior Trail and I-20.
THURSDAY = Between I-20 and Camp Wisdom Road.
MONDAY = South of Camp Wisdom Road.

From Monday to Saturday:
MONDAY = South of Camp Wisdom Road.
TUESDAY = Between Warrior Trail and I-20.
WEDNESDAY = North of Main Street.
THURSDAY = Between I-20 and Camp Wisdom Road.
FRIDAY = Between Cottonwood Creek and Warrior Trail.
SATURDAY = Between Main Street and Cottonwood Creek.

Q: Where can I get a bin?
A:

City Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd.

City Hall, 317 College St.

Prairie Paws Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Trail

Lake Parks Operations Center, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway

Fire Station #9, 315 E. Polo Road

Bowles Life Center, 2750 Graham Street

Please take your water bill to show that you are paying for solid waste service in Grand Prairie. If you have not yet received a water bill, you can take something else that shows your residence status (i.e. bank statement, new home contract – basically, any mail with your new address on it).

Q: Where do I recycle cardboard boxes?
A:
Cardboard, like other types of paper, can be recycled at the curbside. The boxes should be broken down and flattened out and either placed under or behind the bin.
Q: Who picks up recycling?
A:
The city of Grand Prairie contracts with Duncan Disposal (more commonly known as Grand Prairie Disposal) to pick up both the solid waste and recycling that is accumulated at each residence.
Q: How do I report improper handling of recyclables or hazardous waste?
A:
The solid waste hotline: 972-237-8061.
Q: Can I purchase more than one bin?
A:
Your first bin is free; each additional bin costs $5 each.

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