Curbside Recycling

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Curbside recycling is picked up every other week. Recycle carts should be out by the curb by 7 a.m. Please place your recycle cart and trash cart 5 ft. apart to help the recycling truck.  Please allow until 7 p.m. for collection.  All recyclables must be in the recycle cart.  

Residents can order a second recycling cart for an additional monthly fee. Contact Utility Billing to add an additional blue cart.

Download the 2020 Recycle Calendar.

The only holidays observed by Waste Connections are New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Trash and recycling are not collected on these days.  Collection moves forward one day for the rest of the week.  (Tuesday collection moves to Wednesday, Wednesday collection moves to Thursday, etc.) 

Refer to the sticker on top of your recycling cart to remind you what items are recyclable. In addition to the sticker, refer to the list below to clarify your recyclable items.

Pflugerville Recycle Decal

YES - Recycle
Put in Blue Recycle Cart

NO - Trash
Put in Green Trash Cart

Newspaper, office paper, junk mail, cereal & soft drink boxes, magazines, catalogs, holiday & greeting cards, phone books, paper bags, file folders or corrugated cardboard.  Cardboard boxes need to be flattened and bundled. Wrapping paper is accepted as long as it is NOT foil backed. Place shredded paper in a paper bag or cardboard box.
no-paper recyclePAPER
Wet or soiled paper, paper towels, toilet paper or pizza boxes and wrapping paper with foil backing are not recyclable. "Goldfish" bags with foil lining are not recyclable.
Rigid plastic labeled #1 through #7 Plastic drink bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, detergent & bleach bottles, margarine/yogurt tubs, lids of plastic bottles, empty medicine bottles.
(no need to remove caps/ lids)
no-recycle plasticPLASTICS
Plastic bags & packaging, toys, styrofoam or motor oil bottles, Tetra Paks, plastic children's toys, meat trays, garden hoses. Sheet plastics may have a recycling logo on them but are not recyclable curbside. No drycleaner plastic clothing bags.
Please recycle plastic grocery bags at local grocery stores
cans aluminumCANS
(Drain cans completely) Aluminum cans, tin & steel cans, empty aerosol cans, metal lids from glass jars. Pet food cans (rinsed)
Aluminum foil, coat hangers.
Paint/solvent containers and other hazardous materials are not accepted curbside.
Scrap metal is not accepted curbside but is recyclable at the Recycle Center.
All clear, green and amber glass accepted.
brokenglass GLASS
Broken glass, light bulbs, mirrors, dishes & cups or ornaments.
Additional NO's: No stable matter, carpet, construction debris or hazardous waste.

Additional recyclables at Pflugerville Recycling Center

The Pflugerville Recycling Center accepts scrap metal; vehicle batteries; appliances/refrigerators/air conditioners (limit of 3 each per household), motor oil, tires (Limit of 4 per household), tree limbs/brush. cardboard (corrugated only); paper; glass.

Try to precycle, a method at which to avoid needing to recycle by reducing the amount of recycling product. If you have any questions or concerns please call the city at 512-990-6100