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How do I recycle?

Recycle at the curb once a week on your recycling day by placing recyclable items in the city's green bin.

New water bill customers get their first green bin free by showing their most recent water bill at one of the locations below (to show that you are paying for a Solid Waste service in Grand Prairie). Additional bins are just $5 each.

Grand Prairie Landfill
1102 MacArthur Blvd., Grand Prairie TX 75050
(Call 972-237-4550 to confirm hours.)

Prairie Paws Adoption Center
2222 W. Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie TX 75052
(Call 972-237-8575 to confirm hours.)

Recycle the following items at the curb:

Place the following items in your green bin. Remember items must be clean, empty and dry before going in the bin! 

Aluminum cans - Soda cans are a valuable recyclable and can be back on the shelf in as little as 60 days. Please rinse and dry!

Food cans - Tin/Steel cans are a high value item. Rinse food out please! You can leave the paper wrapping on. 

Paper and Cardboard 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. Tape still on them is fine. 
  • Window envelopes and glossy papers are fine.

Glass bottles/jars - All glass bottles, regardless of color, may be recycled. Please rinse all bottles and jars and remove caps and lids. No auto/window glass allowed.

Plastic Bottles - Water and soda bottles are extremely valuable in the recycling stream. Always recycle these rinsed and dried!

Juice/Milk Cartons - Cartons are made of a special coated paperboard that is accepted in recycling streams. Please rinse and dry!

Residential Recycling Guidelines

  • Residents must use an 18-gallon green bin 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.
  • Bins may be used for all recyclables. However, brown paper sacks may still be used for paper items such as newspapers, magazines, phone books and junk mail.
  • Cardboard boxes need to be flattened and placed under the bin.

When do I recycle?

Find your recycling day on the map (residential recycling is collected on one of a citizens' regular garbage days).

Set your recycling bin outside before 7 a.m. on your recycling day (but no earlier than 8 p.m. on the day before collection). Return your bin to a convenient location.

Recycling Outside the Bin

If you are interested in recycling items other than paper, glass, cardboard, aluminum or plastic and have a significant amount of such item(s), please visit, a website sponsored by the North Texas Council of Governments in order to find a place to take your item(s) or visit, which is a community supported resource and is free. 

Commercial Bag Service Customers

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.