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The City of Tyler Solid Waste/Recycling Department is looking for a VOLUNTEER EVENT COORDINATOR for our MOBILE RECYLING UNIT.

The event coordinator is needed to utilize the mobile recycling unit and to find interested agencies and businesses that are willing to showcase the unit at an event.  They would also educate the public by manning the unit and providing materials about the City of Tyler Solid Waste/Recycling Department.

The goal of the event coordinator is to spread the venues to all sides of the city by being aware of the goings on in the city such as marathons, fairs and festivals.  The venue can be a private place such as a church or a public place like a park or business. 

A volunteer must man the unit at all times.  Events are scheduled for a two hour time frame.  An event during the week would be scheduled during city business hours and an event on Saturday would be scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  There are no events scheduled on Sunday.

We are also looking for volunteers to help man our Recycle Center located at 418 N. Bois D'Arc Ave.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact Yolanda Prince, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Tyler at 903-531-1100 or email her at


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City of Tyler Recycling Center

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The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department offers a free self-service drop off center that is open six days a week. 

If an item is brought in that requires a fee, please be aware that the Recycle Center can only accept cash, check or money order, NO CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.  We do not accept bills larger $20.00.  


The downtown Recycling Center is available to anyone in the East Texas Region.     


The Recycle Center also accepts vehicles. (A title is required to show proof of ownership).

The Recycle Center is closed most holidays. 

For more information on these services, click on the links to the left of this page.

We are always interested in hearing from our customers, so please e-mail your questions by clicking here.


Fun Facts
  • A compact fluorescent light bulb uses 75 per cent less energy than a traditional bulb and lasts up to 4 years! 
  • Americans throw away enough aluminum in three months to rebuild all of our commercial airplanes.
  • Recycling one ton of paper saves one acre of trees. 
  • The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. 

If you know of a school group or civic organization that would like to have a tour of our Recycling Center or a presentation on how we recycle in Tyler, please call Angela Cardoza with Keep Tyler Beautiful at 903-595-7217.  

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