Environmental Recycling Center

The Environmental Recycling Center, located at 2209 Oak Street, is a "One Stop Drop" Recycling Center as part of Abilene's voluntary recycling program.


Starting September 3rd, 2013 the hours of operation at the Center will change.

The new hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Saturday. The Center will be closed on Sunday. The Center is closed on all city approved holidays. Please call 672-2209 for further information.


We accept:

  • Bi-metal cans
  • Glass bottles & jars (clean/without lids)
  • Aluminum cans, donated
  • Newspapers, magazines, office paper, and junk mail
  • #1 and #2 plastics only (milk jugs/soda bottles)
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap metal, white goods, and appliances containing refrigerant gasses

    We cannot accept:

  • Wood products such as fencing or framing lumber
  • Furniture

  • For your convenience, we also have sites around the city for common recyclables such as newspaper, cardboard, bi-metal cans, aluminum beverage cans, glass, and #1 and #2 plastics only.

    Neighborhood Drop-off Sites

  • Southwest Drive across from Super Wal-Mart
  • Buffalo Gap Rd & Rebecca Lane
        under water tower.
  • HEB parking lot, 1345 Barrow.
  • United parking lot, North10th & Willis
  • Super Wal-Mart parking lot, Hwy 351
  • Zoo Lane
  • S. 8th & Poplar St.

  • A reminder that glass containers should be empty and cleaned without lids.

    For Newspaper/Cardboard only:

    Red Containers at the following United Supermarkets

  • 1091 N. Judge Ely Blvd
  • North 10th & Willis

  • A reminder, do not use a plastic bag or heavy twine or string when placing newspaper in these containers.

    Other services offered at the Environmental Recycling Center include:

    Tree Limb Recycling
    Product Exchange (Household Hazardous Waste Collection)
    Teacher Recycle Locker