According to GreenStar Recycling, there are many reasons to recycle such as:
- Resource Conservation
- Energy Conservation
- Pollution Reduction
- Land Conservation
- Economic Benefits
- Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions
All of which help in lessening our carbon footprint.
So how can you help?
Did you know that Arlington has a curbside recycling program? There is no need to sort your recyclables. With Arlington’s single-stream recyling you can toss all those items in one bin. For a printer friendly list of qualifying items, click here. You can also view a map to see on which day your neighborhood recycling pickup is scheduled.
RECYCLING DROP OFF LOCATIONS
- Central Library, 101 E. Abram St.
- East Branch Library 1624 New York Ave.
- Northeast Branch Library, 1905 E. Brown Blvd.
- Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
- Woodland West Branch, 2837 W. Park Row Drive
- Southeast Branch Library – 900 SE Green Oaks
- Southwest Branch Library – 3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd
- Clif Nelson Rec Center, 4600 W. Bardin Road, 76017
- Dottie Lynn Rec Center, 3200 Norwood Lane, 76013
- Meadowbrook Rec Center, 1400 Dugan Street, 76010
- Elzie Odom Athletic Center, 1601 NE GreenOaks Blvd, 76006
- Hugh Smith Rec Center, 1815 New York Ave, 76010
- Old Mail
- Flattened Cardboard Boxes
- Flattened Chipboard Boxes (cereal boxes)
- Office Paper
- Glass Jars and Bottles
- Plastic Jugs and Bottles
- Tin, Steel and Aluminum Cans
Don’t forget about the Coca Cola Reimagine beverage recycling station at the Kroger parking lot on the corner of Fielder and Pioneer (303). This, the worlds first, innovative recycling unit allows you to put used cans and glass in one machine, press a button, and donate all funds to a local Arlington school of your choice for points which the school can then redeem for computers and school supplies.
Public Convenience & Recycling Center
Newspapers, magazines, flattened cardboard boxes, flattened chipboard boxes (cereal boxes), office paper, junk mail, phone books, glass jars & bottles, aluminum and steel cans, plastic jugs and bottles.
Upon arrival, please see scale house attendant for directions to the recycling center. For more information, call 817-354-2300.
What about lightbulbs and household hazardous waste?
Household hazardous waste such as paint, motor oil, and pesticides, may be dropped off free of charge at the Environmental Collection Center, 6400 Bridge Street, Fort Worth (near I-30 and Loop 820).
The Center is open Thursday and Friday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Proof of Arlington residency such as a current driver’s license or water bill is all you need. You do not need a voucher.
For more information, call the Fort Worth Environment Collection Center at 817-392-EASY(3279) or call the Action Center at 817-459-6777.
The ECC cannot accept:
• Medical Waste (sharps, bandages, etc…)
• Propane & Butane Cylinders
• Radioactive Material (Smoke Detectors)
• Waste Generated By Business