Downtown Recycling Center
Tyler Recycles Day
Identifying Plastics
Paint Collection Day
Recycling in Tyler

Our City makes it super easy for you to successfully recycle your waste.

You can drop off your recyclables at our Downtown Recycling Collection Center for free! There is a convenient lane to pull up right to the entrance where you can easily grab your recycables and sort them out at the facility.

If you are looking for a more convenient option, subscribe to our Curbside Recycling! For a small monthly fee of $5.25, the City of Tyler Solid Waste will provide you a cart for recycling and pick it up right from your curb!

What Can You Recycle in Tyler?

Our Downtown Collection Center and our Curbside Service accept different items. Below is a list of what is accepted for each.


Downtown Collection Center:

  •  Newspapers, Magazines, Phonebooks and Ads  
  • Cardboard of any type (must be broken down)  
  • Aluminum Cans (no aluminum pie plates, baking tins or tin foil)
  • Tin Cans
  • Mixed office paper
  • Junk Mail  
  • #1PETE and #2 HDPE plastic (soda and water bottles, milk jugs and detergent bottles (rinsed)
  • Cell phones and chargers                                               
  • Electronics, computers, printers (there is a charge for computer monitors)
  • Ink and Toner Cartridges 
  • Clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars (must be rinsed with lids removed – no mirrors)    
  • Automotive, Lawnmower and Tractor batteries
  • Metal (copper, aluminum, brass, steel )        
  • Household appliances (see below for fees associated with some appliances)
  • Motor oil/Hydraulic fluid, Anti-freeze            
  • Furniture (see below for the fees)
  • Hardback Books


Curbside Recycling Service

  • Crushed aluminum cans (rinsed)
  • Plastics #1- #7 (rinsed with lids removed) such as water and soda bottles, milk jugs and detergent bottles (please crush larger bottles)
  • Tin cans
  • Broken down cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and junk mail
  • Office paper
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Food and Beverage Cartons (milk, juice, soup, broth, wine)
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