Residential Curbside Recycling Program
Waxahachie is beginning its tenth year for curbside recycling. Citizens are able to recycle glass, plastic, paper, tin and aluminum through the program. Recycling bins are emptied curbside once a week, depending on your scheduled garbage pickup day.
Over 30 percent of Waxahachie’s households participate in the curbside recycling program, which is more than double the national average of 15 percent participation.
Guidelines for Curbside Recycling Program:
Newspapers & Magazines
Place all newspapers & magazines in the recycling bin provided. Magazine and Newspaper slicks are acceptable. No books or envelopes may be recycled. Any paper that is wet, or has been wet will not be recycled, but thrown away.
Rinse out all plastic bottles such as milk jugs and soda bottles. Other bottles with a #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, & #7 stamped on the bottle will also be collected. Please remove any caps or lids. Flatten the bottles as much a possible. No bottles still containing liquid will be accepted. Non-bottle plastics (such as margarine tubs, plastic buckets, etc.) are also not acceptable. Rule of thumb: if the lid screws on, it is considered a bottle for recycling.
Rinsed aluminum and tin cans are acceptable. Flatten if possible. No aerosol cans, paint cans, foil, pie tins, or aluminum siding will be acceptable.
Glass bottles and jars of all colors will be accepted. Drain completely and remove all caps and lids. Labels can remain on the bottles and jars. No light bulbs, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors, auto glass, tempered glass, ceramics, or other nonfood or non-beverage containers are acceptable.
All office paper is acceptable including computer paper and printer paper. No file folders will be accepted. Any paper that is wet or has been wet will not be recycled, but thrown away.
Items Not To Be Placed In Residential Trash:
• Oil, Grease, & Other Lubricants
• Liquid Paints
• Chemicals & Pesticides
(i.e.: refrigerators, air conditioners, microwaves, toasters, etc.)
For further information on how to dispose of these items please call the Environmental Health Department at 469-309-4130.
Regulations and environmental laws cause changes in these procedures from time to time. If you have a question about any of the these procedures, the items listed, or another item please contact the City of Waxahachie Environmental Health Department in City Hall at 469-309-4130, or Progressive Waste Solutions at (972) 937-8836.
Project PIN (Pride In Neighborhoods) is a code enforcement initiative that began in 2008 to encourage citizens to show “Pride In Neighborhoods” by exhibiting excellent property maintenance and avoiding code violations.
Part of Project PIN is to reward residents for outstanding property maintenance and no code violations. This is achieved through a monthly award called the “Neat As A PIN” award. Recipients of the “Neat As A PIN” award are recognized with a yard sign and a $50 gift card to a local home improvement store. Citizens may nominate a home for the award by calling the city at 469-309-4130.
Citizens Convenience Station
The Citizens Convenience Station, located at 499 Lions Park Road near the Wastewater Treatment Plant, is a facility for citizens that live within the city limits to dispose of bulky items. These items may include household bulky items, lawn and landscape garbage, and brush and tree limbs.
The Citizens Convenience Station is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 8am-4pm. Citizens using the facility must bring proof of residency (water bill). For questions regarding the Citizens Convenience Station, please call 469-309-4130.
• Food Handler’s Safety Course Schedule for 2013 (PDF)
• Sanitation Services Available to Customers (PDF)
• Holidays, Schedules and Closings (PDF)
• Convenience Station Ordinance (PDF)
• Hazardous Household Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day (PDF)
• Residential Curbside Recycling Program (PDF)
• Spring Sparkle (PDF)