Residential Recycling Services

Recycling

Residential recycling is provided by Waste Connections. Curbside recycling is a once-a-week pick-up on the same as your trash day. Recyclables go in the 95-gallon blue collection cart. Please have your recyclables bagged to prevent litter during service.

For any questions or concerns please contact Frisco Environmental Services 972-292-5900.

Recycling is easy in the City of Frisco. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Find your recycle and trash day.
  • Roll out your cart for service by 7 a.m. on your recycle and trash day.
  • Place cart at least three (3) feet away from any obstacles.
  • Place carts so handles face towards the house and the lid opens away from the street.
  • Read directions on the lid.
  • Place recyclable items, which are illustrated on the lid, in your cart -- not the trash.
  • Secure all recycling in bags.

Recycle These Curbside In your Blue Bin

These items are always accepted in your recycling program when they are empty, clean, and dry.

Glass Bottles and Jars

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Newspapers and Magazines

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Plastic Bottles and Jugs

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Aluminum Cans

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Cardboard Boxes

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Beverage Cartons

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Paperboard Boxes

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Mail and Paper

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Shredded Paper in a paper bag

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Wrapping Paper

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Food Cans

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Trash These

These items are most commonly found to be placed incorrectly in the recycle bin, and should always go in the trash. Putting these items in the recycling bin can damage the sorting equipment - which can add to the cost of recycling and/or create a dangerous workplace for recycling facility staff. 

Clam Shell Containers

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Garden Hose

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Construction Materials

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Drinking Glasses

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Chains

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Ceramics

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Hangers

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Tissues

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Wasted Food

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Bring These to the Environmental Collection Center

These items are accepted at 6616 Walnut Street Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Residential drop-off quantities only.

Plastic Bags/ Film

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Household Batteries

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Styrofoam Packaging

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Textiles/ Clothing (In Donation Bin Only)

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Bring these to the Household Chemical and Electronics Disposal and Reuse Center

For City of Frisco residents only with a valid water bill and matching ID.
Summer (March - September) hours are Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Winter (October - February) hours are Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit www.friscotexas.gov/hhw for a complete list of accepted materials, and quantity limits. 

Light Bulbs

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Household Chemicals

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Propane Tanks

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Recycle List

  • *NEW!* Waxed cartons (i.e. soup, broth, soy milk, juice, etc.)
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogs
  • Cereal and dry food boxes
  • Envelopes
  • Glass (bottles and jars only)
  • Greeting cards
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Paper (colored and white)
  • Phone books
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Shredded paper

Don't Recycle List

Appliance/ Metal Recycling

Call 972-292-5900 or fill out the online form to schedule a Thursday pickup. Appointments must be made before noon on Wednesday to receive service within the same work week.

Place the item at your regular trash and recycling pickup location (alley or curbside) on your scheduled Thursday morning before 7 a.m. There will be a $15 charge added to your next utility bill for metal or appliance collection.

Items designated for this service include:

Old Appliances: stoves, washing machines, water tank heaters (Please note: Refrigerators, freezers, and water coolers must be tagged Freon-free by a certified technician or a $40 Freon extraction fee will be added to your next utility bill), Metal Grills, Basketball Poles (Must be unattached from a weighted base), and Lawnmowers (Must be free of gasoline and oil).

The items collected through this program are recycled.

Cardboard Recycling

  1. Remove contents (including plastic wrap, packing paper, and polystyrene foam)
  2. Flatten (cut if necessary)
  3. Place inside blue recycling cart

Too many cardboard boxes to fit in the cart? The Environmental Collection Center accepts flattened cardboard in a special trailer that is bailed efficiently for its journey to be recycled! Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Move-in Cardboard Recycling

As a one-time courtesy, new residents receive an alley/ curbside pick-up of cardboard moving boxes. To utilize this service please follow the guidelines below:

  • Remove all contents from boxes.
  • Cardboard must be flattened, tied, and bundled with strong, rope or twine into no more than 50 lbs each.
  • Place out where your recycle and trash are regularly serviced before 7 a.m. on your scheduled pick-up day.
  • You may use assembled boxes to hold any packing paper, do not use plastic bags.
  • No packing peanuts, Styrofoam, or trash will be accepted.

To schedule this pick-up email Environmental Services or call 972-292-5900. Failure to comply with guidelines will result in a missed pick-up for which you cannot reschedule. Cardboard can also be brought to Frisco's Recycling Center at 6616 Walnut Street Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Your yard waste is recycled into compost by a separate program from either your trash or your recycling. Learn more about how to utilize this program.