Permitted Recycling Haulers

Ordinance No. 2003-9-43 requires all commercial recycling service providers and transporters of recyclable materials conducting business in the City of Plano, Texas, to register with the City of Plano Commercial Recycling Division.

Annual registration fees:
  • $100 (plus $10 per vehicle) for a General Recycling Permit
  • $500 for a Construction & Demolition (C&D) Permit
  • $150 per Contracted Transporter
A General Recycling Permit allows the removal of:
  • Paper (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, white/computer, mixed/office, brokered)
  • Glass (clear, colored)
  • Metal (aluminum/steel cans, appliances, scrap steel, uncategorized (non-C&D site)
  • Plastic (containers)
  • Organics (food waste/scraps, wood, uncategorized
A C&D Permit allows the removal of:
  • Paving (asphalt, concrete, brick, stone, rock)
  • Metal (aluminum, electrical wire, scrap steel/tin, uncategorized)
  • Organic (drywall, wood, tree, stump, uncategorized)
Approved applicants will receive vehicle permits and are required to submit quarterly tonnage reports.

Enforcement action taken against non-permitted haulers will include issuing a "stop work order" and a criminal citation on all project sites in which a business is violating the ordinance. Fines for this violation can be up to and including $2,000 per day for each observed offense.

Please forward inquiries to or 972-769-4393.