Recycling

Did you know that each American produces 4.4 pounds of trash per day?  While Abilene has much work to do in the area of recycling, we are pleased to say that the community has access to eight neighborhood recycling center.  This means that each citizen of Abilene lives within a four mile radius of the nearest drop off location.  Maps and information for each neighborhood drop off center is listed below.  If you have questions about recycling or would like to receive updates about the community progress in becoming more recycling friendly, join our mailing list!

Neighborhood Drop-Off Recycle Centers

Buffalo Gap Road

4580 Buffalo Gap Road

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Pick up days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Southwest Drive

4374 Southwest Drive

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Pick up days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

South 8th Street

1301 South 8th Street

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Pick up days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Wal-Mart (North)

1657 Texas Hwy 351

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Pick up days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

HEB Grocery Store

1345 Barrow Street

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Pick up days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

United Supermarket

920 N. Willis Street

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Pick up days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Abilene Zoo

2070 Zoo Lane

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Pick up days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

COA Recycling Center

2209 Oak Street

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Hours of operation:
Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 8: a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. What can I recycle?

    Commonly accepted recyclables for your home include: aluminum and metal cans; glass bottles; plastic #1 and #2; plastic bottles with a neck (soda bottles, laundry product containers, etc.); newspaper and magazines (please bundle or tie); corrugated cardboard/box board (i.e. cereal/soda/beer boxes and similar packaging).

  • Q. Where do I recycle electronics?

    Electronics recycling and e-waste collection is offered by many local private companies as a service to their customers and community members.  For example, both local Lowe’s stores accept rechargable battery recycling.  Also, Goodwill Industries accepts most electronic recycling.  For information, please call the City of Abilene’s Environmental Recycling Center at (325) 672-2209.

  • Q. How can I stay informed of new recycling programs?

    Join our mailing list!  Also, consider becoming a volunteer for Keep Abilene Beautiful.  If you’re interested in serving the community through recycling or beautification, we’d love to work with you.  For volunteer opportunities and information on how we support groups with service projects, contact Nicole Eaves at (325) 734-3301.