Some of the NEW RECYCLE CALENDARS for December 2015 through November 2016 were sent incorrectly. 


If you received a calendar that does not match the same route and pick-up day that you had last year, PLEASE CALL SOLID WASTE at 903-531-1388 so we can send you the correct calendar.

You can also check your pick up days by going to the main web page for Solid Waste and typing your address in the Tyler Talks Trash application. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

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.    


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).


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   903-531-1348.  

About Composting
Learn how easy composting can be! CLICK HERE.

Recycling Trailer

For Information on reserving the Recycle Trailer for Special Recycle Events, please click here

Recycling Links



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