You can drop off your recyclables at the McAllen Recycling Center, located at 4101 N. Bentsen Rd or you can place your recyclables in your blue containers to be picked
up right from your home!
What can I Recycle?
A complete list of what can and cannot be recycled is available from the Recycling Department of Public Works
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The City of McAllen Recycling Center is committed to educating residents about recycling, as well as promoting and applying recycling practices.
Collection of recycled materials such as cardboard, newspapers, office waste, aluminum and even motor oil saved the city $300,423.40 in fiscal year 2008 – 2009.
Through staff’s outreach education efforts, over 39,000 people learned about the benefits of recycling and composting. Staff visited
schools, civic groups, churches, and surrounding communities resulting in over 5,077 tons of recyclable commodities collected such as cardboard, paper, aluminum, and
tin, thus yielding an increase of 20% in recycling sales revenue.
Blue recycling containers are serviced once a week. Recycling is easy, just add your recyclables to your
blue container and set it on your curb by 7:00AM.
If your home is located East of Bicentennial Blvd. from Monte Cristo Road South or South of Expressway 83, then your blue recycling container will be
serviced on Thursdays.
If your home is north of Expressway 83 to Monte Cristo and West of Bicentennial then your blue recycling container will be serviced on Fridays.
A detailed map of the pickup schedule is available from Public Works.
Free Shredding Service
The City of McAllen Recycling Center offers shredding services at no cost. Simply bring any documents you need shredded to the Recycling Center, located at 4101 N. Bentsen
Road, on Thursdays from 11:00AM to 4:30PM.
You can shred your own documents, watch as your documents are shredded or simply drop off the documents to be shredded.
Bring It In
In addition to the standard recyclables, we also accept your used batteries, computers, cell-phones, motor oil and tires. For more information, visit our "What is Recyclable?" page.