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Our Drop Off Center

The Tyler Recycling Collection Center is a self-service drop-off center. No payments are made for materials accepted at the center, but recyclables sold by the City helps keep the center open and reduces the amount of waste taken to the landfill. You do not have to be a Tyler resident to use this dropoff center.  

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

Click Here to email us your recycling questions or comments.

If an item requires a fee at the recycle center, we are UNABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS.  Please bring cash, check or money order to pay for items that require payment.  We do not accept bills larger than $20.00.

Location and Hours

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: 418 N. Bois D’ Arc
Phone: (903) 531-1388

The Recycle Center is closed most holidays.


For tours and presentations call
(903) 595-7217


What We Accept

Please separate the materials you bring to the Recycling Center. We have several clearly marked collection bins for the following items:  

  •  Newspapers, magazines, phonebooks and ads  
  • Cardboard of any type (must be broken down)  
  • Aluminum cans (no aluminum pie plates, baking tins or tin foil), tin cans (labels removed)
  • Mixed office paper     
  • #1 and #2 plastic soda and water bottles, milk jugs and detergent bottles (rinsed) 
  • Cell phones and chargers                                               
  • Electronics, computers, printers (there is a charge for computer monitors)
  • Ink and Toner Cartridges 
  • Clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars (must be rinsed with lids removed – no mirrors)    
  • Automotive, Lawnmower and Tractor batteries
  • Metal (copper, aluminum, brass, steel )        
  • Household appliances (see below for fees associated with some appliances)
  • Motor oil/Hydraulic fluid, Anti-freeze            
  • We now accept furniture (see below for fees)


 We DO NOT  accept hard back books, paint or trash.     

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Items accepted at the Recycle Center with an associated cost: (Due to the recent decline in the recycle market, we have initiated fees for certain items).  FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  We do not accept bills larger than $20.00.

TVs and Computer Monitors (Residential):  $5.00 per item.

    TVs and MONITORS FROM COMMERCIAL ENTITIES $8.00 each. (businesses, schools, hospitals, etc.)

Car or Truck Tires:   Size 13 inches to 28 inches - $5.00 without rims, $10.00 with rims.

                                     Size 30 inches and up - $10.00 without rims, $15.00 with rims.

18 Wheeler Tires:       $10.00 without rims, $15.00 with rims.           

            We reserve the right to refuse any tire due to size or condition         

Refrigerators and Air Conditioning Units:  $5.00 per item.

Microwave Ovens:  $5.00 per item.

Furniture:  $5.00 per item (sofas, mattresses, box springs, chairs, dressers, tables etc.) 

The Solid Waste Department only accepts cash, checks or money orders, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS.

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