Acceptable Recyclables

The City of Plano accepts the following items:
  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminum, tin, and steel cans
  • Chipboard / boxboard (cereal and shoe boxes)
  • Glass jars, containers, dishes, drinking glasses, and vases
  • Junk mail, mixed office paper, school papers, and non-metallic paper gift wrap
  • Newspapers, magazines, and catalogs
  • Food and beverage cartons

  • Paper grocery bags
  • Phone books
  • All plastic bottles, containers and lids including a stamped number #1 - #7, excluding Styrofoam
  • Shredded paper - place is sealed clear plastic bag
  • Small corrugated cardboard boxes - should be clean, dry, and placed loosely in cart
  • Milk and food containers
Items NOT Accepted:
  • Baby diapers
  • Batteries
  • CDs / DVDs
  • Facial or toilet tissue
  • Light bulbs and mirrors
  • Metallic and cellophane gift wrap
  • Paper towels
  • Aluminum foil and ceramics

  • Plastic containers used for motor oil, antifreeze or other hazardous materials
  • trash bags
  • Plastic wrap or plastic toys
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Wire hangers