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Recycling Information

Following is a brief description of recyclables and related services provided to Colleyville residents by Progressive Waste Solutions (Formerly IESI).

All containers must be left at curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on pick-up day.

Recyclables should not be placed at curbside more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to pick-up day.

What to put in your recycling cart:

Paper - Paper clips and staples are OK.

  • Advertising circulars
  • Carbonless paper
  • Cardboard – cereal boxes (liners removed), soda and beer carry cartons, dry goods packaging, corrugated cardboard, paper towel and toilet paper cores.  Large boxes must be broken down or cut to fit inside the cart.
  • Catalogs
  • Envelopes – with or without windows
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers – all sections
  • Office paper – file folders, letterhead, sticky notes, printer paper, calendars, school papers
  • Paperback books
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Shredded paper

Metals - Please rinse.  Labels can be left on.  

  • Aluminum drink cans
  • Aluminum baking tins – clean
  • Steel or tin food cans and lids
  • Empty aerosol cans – with spray nozzle; remove plastic lid unless part of the can
  • Steel paint cans – must be empty and dry; a thin skin of dry paint and sides is OK; remove lid and recycle

Glass and Ceramics Please rinse.  Labels can be left on.  All colors accepted.  

  • Bottles and jars – remove metal and plastic lids and recycle
  • Ceramics
  • China
  • Dishes
  • Mirrors – must fit inside cart with lid closed
  • Windowpanes – no auto glass

Plastics - Please rinse.  All colors accepted.  

  • Bottles, cups and jars – with #1 through #7 recycling symbols on bottom of container; remove caps and lids and recycle
  • Food trays, tubs and bowls – with #1 through #7 recycling symbols on bottom of container
  • Plastic utensils

  Please DO NOT put these in the recycling bin:

  • Household trash
  • Appliances
  • Propane tanks
  • Aluminum foil
  • Auto glass
  • Clothing or bedding
  • Drink boxes and straws
  • Garden hoses
  • Gift wrap and greeting cards
  • Hangers (plastic OR metal)
  • Hard cover books
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste (including syringes, lancets, IV bags and tubing, and medications)
  • Paper milk and juice cartons
  • Paper that comes into contact with moist food, including pizza boxes, some frozen food containers, waxed drinking cups, etc.
  • Plastic containers that held hazardous materials such as gasoline, motor oil, paint pesticide or week killer.  Throw empty containers in trash.
  • Plastic bags including grocery sacks, dry cleaners bags, newspaper wrappers, etc.
  • Toys
  • Styrofoam (foamed polystyrene) cups, food containers, formed packing, “peanuts,” etc.
  • Waxed paper and waxed food containers
  • Yard trimmings

 To report a missed recycling pickup on your street, you may call Progressive Waste Solutions at 817.222.2221, by email at:, city of Colleyville at 817.503.1111. 

Electronic Recycling - computers and TVs
Texas law now requires television and computer equipment manufacturers to offer opportunities for consumer to recycle these electronics. For information, visit or The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also offers a toll-free helpline for questions about electronic recycling—1.855.TV.Recycle (1.855.887.3292). Questions can also be emailed to



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