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What you Can and Cannot Recycle?

What you CAN recycle:

Paper: Newspaper, magazines, office paper, mail (junk and personal), phone books, cardboard, paper towel/toilet paper/wrapping paper cores, detergent boxes, flyers, wrapping paper (no foil or plastic wrap) 

Pasteboard Boxes: Food and Kleenex boxes (remove plastic liner), shoe boxes, soda and beer cartons (no food-soiled paper, please!)    

Plastic Containers:Most plastics #1 through #7. Beverage containers, such as soda bottles, water bottles, and milk jugs. Food containers and detergent bottles. Labels and lids are okay. All plastics must be rinsed clean. No plastic bags or Styrofoam.  

Metal: Tin and aluminum cans, steel cans, pet food cans. Labels are okay. Please empty and rinse. NO aluminum foil or pie plates.    

What you CAN'T recycle

NO Garbage
NO plastic bags (shopping or animal food bags)
NO Styrofoam
NO aluminum foil or pie plates
NO glass (bottles, Pyrex, light bulbs, or mirrors)
NO aerosol cans, paint cans, motor oil, antifreeze, syringes
NO clothing
NO plastic toys
NO plastic lawn furniture or tubs
NO scrap metal (pots & pans, lawn chairs, pipe, etc
NO wire, rope, chain, fishing line, or garden hose
NO electronics
NO yard waste including grass clippings, leaves, and all wood types NO containers or paper products with food residue (napkins, paper plates, paper towels, diapers, etc)   

Recycle Centers

Recycle Center #1

3015 Bullseye Lane, off of East Avenue H and Little Flock Road [Map] 

  7 days/week  24 hrs/day

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Recycle Center #2
602 Jack Baskin Drive, northeast corner of Avenue H at South 31st Street, behind the Gober Party House 

Friday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact us at:

Dawn Orange
Recycling  Coordinator

City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561