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Dawn Orange - Recycling Coordinator Email

3219 Bullseye Lane,Temple, TX 76501
Ph: (254) 298-5722 | Fax: (254) 298-5727
Monday – Friday | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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 The City of Temple currently offers the following recycling opportunities:

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Has your recycle cart not been emptied on pick up day?  
Was a green tag placed on your recycle cart?  

If the answer is yes, please let us explain.  In an effort to reduce the amount of contaminated recyclable materials being picked up, the City of Temple has been placing green tags on recycle carts and not emptying the cart until unauthorized items have been removed.  Please refer to our Curbside Recycling page for details on accepted and unauthorized items in the curbside recycling program.  Contaminated recyclable materials must be taken to the landfill, which defeats the purpose of our recycling program.  Please help us continue to divert recyclables by properly disposing of items.  Contact us 254-298-5725 if you have any questions.

 The City of Temple is now RECYCLING waste vegetable oils!

This additional service will provide citizens with the opportunity to dispose of their grease properly instead of washing it down the kitchen sink and clogging sewer pipes.

When finished cooking, collect the oils in a sealable container (such as an old glass jar or coffee can) and bring it to the Solid Waste facility. Please be mindful not to put water, food waste, soap or any other substance in with the vegetable oil that is being disposed. For the grease that cannot be poured into the container, simply wipe pans clean with a paper towel and dispose of the paper towel in the trash.

Questions regarding this new recycling opportunity can be directed to the Recycling Division of Solid Waste Services. Telephone: (254) 298-5722
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City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561