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Recycling Tips and Acceptable Items
There are many items that are not accepted in the City's curbside recycling program.  There are several reasons for this.  The main reason is safety.  We are concerned about the safety of our drivers as well as the safety of those working the recycling facility.  Another reason is some items can be recycled, just not curbside.  See below for the many opportunities to recycle items not accepted in our curbside recycling program.


What do I do with items not accepted via Curbside Recycling?

Aerosol CansThe City holds an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in October.
Antifreeze
The City holds an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in October.
BatteriesBatteries Plus located at 3550 S General Bruce Drive in Temple will accept batteries for
                   recycling.

Clothing - Consignment and second hand stores along with various charities will accept clothing.
Coat Hangers (wire) - Many dry cleaner facilities will accept these.
ElectronicsElectronics are usually collected during the HHW event or other special events.
Glass(Clear and Brown only) can be taken to either recycle drop-off center. 
Light Bulbs - Home improvement stores typically recycle light bulbs.
Metal - Local scrap metal facilities such as Temple Iron & Metal accept metal items.
Motor Oil/filters - Can be brought to the Solid Waste Services office throughout the year or to the
                              City's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in October.

Paint Cans -The City holds an annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day in October.
Plastic shopping bags - These can be recycled at many local stores accepting plastic bags.
Packing PeanutsMany packing stores will accept these items.
Tires
The City holds an annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day in October.
Toys
Consignment and second hand stores along with various charities will accept toys.
Yard Waste6 cubic yards of brush can be placed at the front curb. Grass and leaves can be recycled
                      on your yard or can be bagged and placed at the curb for bulk pick up.


If you have additional questions, please contact Solid Waste Services at (254) 298-5725 or via email at
           



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