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Recycle more - it's easy! Head straight for the blue cart - there is no need to presort items or place them in plastic bags (except shredded paper, which should be placed in a CLEAR plastic bag). Make sure the cart lid will close, and roll the cart to the designated pick up spot (curb or alley) on recycling day for convenient service.

Recyclables are collected from blue roll-out recycling carts* on regular trash collection days every other week according to the Recycling Calendar.

*Carts are not available for apartments. Approximately 25% of Carrollton residents live in apartments; however, the majority of the existing apartment complexes were constructed without consideration for recycling. Each location has logistical obstacles that need to be addressed. Although apartment managers are encouraged to provide recycling options for their tenants, we are not aware of any that currently do so. At this point, there are no recycling drop off locations available for Carrollton apartment dwellers. 

Acceptable Items 

  • Aluminum and steel/tin cans (no foil or aluminum pans) 
  • Boxboard (such as cereal and cracker boxes) Acceptable recycling: hand placing plastic bottle into a recycle bin.
  • Cardboard (flatten and place in cart) 
  • Glass bottles and jars of any color (rinse and discard lids) 
  • Junk mail, magazines, catalogs and phone books 
  • Newspaper (do not bundle or place in bags) 
  • Office and school paper (place shredded paper in CLEAR plastic bag) 
  • Paper bags 
  • Plastics #1 through #7 

Unacceptable Items 

  • Batteries of any kind 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Chemicals 
  • Diapers 
  • Food-soiled paper products (such as pizza boxes) 
  • Hardback books 
  • Household hazardous waste 
  • Kitchen waste Oil 
  • Paint 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Plastic takeout containers and utensils 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Tires 
  • Trash 
  • Waxed cartons 
  • Yard waste 


To obtain a copy of the 2009 Recycling Calendar and map, click here.

Need a Recycling Cart?

Call Allied Waste at 972-422-2341.

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Last updated: 9/8/2009 5:08:53 PM