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Solid Waste Department
8601 North Jasman Road
Edinburg, TX. 78541
Phone: 956 - 381 - 5635
Fax: 956 - 292 - 2064
S.W.M. Recycling & Educational Center
The City of Edinburg Recycling & Educational Center is situated at 3102 S. Hwy 281. It is a modern concept developed to promote public awareness and participation in all areas of environmental protection.
The Center offers drive thru drop off convenience for recyclable materials such as cardboard, newspaper, magazines, bond paper, computer paper, aluminum cans, steel cans, plastics #1 & #2 and automotive waste. This facility also offers examples of products made of recyclable materials such as those accepted at our center. It also offers a backyard composting demonstration area and wood chips/mulch are available free to the public.
The Recycling & Educational Center also offers programs, events & tours. Our goal is to offer environmental education on the benefits of recycling to everyone. Please call the Recycling & Educational Center for more information.
Hourst of Operations
Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 6:30PM
Saturday & Sunday
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Corrugated cardboard boxes, press-board (i.e. cereal, cake mix, food packaging, paper and bathroom tissue cores, poster board, folders.) No waxed cardboard, must be free of any plastic, foam or non-cardboard material.
Black and white newsprint including all inserts found in a newspaper.
Magazines free of plastic wrap, paper back books, catalogs, phone books, *Hard cover books must have cover removed.
Green, gray and blue bar only.
Office and school paper with black ink, typical junk mail including: envelopes (window film must be removed.)
Same as white bond/ledger paper but colored.
Beverage cans, empty of liquid and/or foreign matter, other food cans made totally of aluminum.
Clean empty cans. Removal of labels or flattening not necessary. Please note on frozen juice containers, only the end lids are metal and must be removed from carton cylinder.
PETE, Pet #1, Soft drink bottles, and other food containers clear or colored. Empty and rinse out if needed. KPDP #2 Milk and water jugs, detergent, shampoo, etc. Please no content residue, rinse as needed.
Used motor oil, free of water and foreign debris. Lead acid batteries.
Household Hazardous Waste:
Texas Law, effective April 1, 1994, does not allow for the collection and disposal of tires, lead acid batteries, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze or coolants. Some of these items can be recycled. For more information on these items, please call the Edinburg Recycling & Educational Center at 956-292-2133
The best way to manage oil-based paint is to "Use It up" or "Pass It On". Small amounts of paint can be mixed together with other colors or bulked together and used as a primer coat or on jobs where the final finish is not critical. Avoid creating waste at the start. Also adding mulch or letting the paint dry can be another way of safe disposal.
It is advised for safe disposal of syringes to place them in a coffee can with the lid taped shut.
Wood chips/mulch is available at the Edinburg Recycling Center free of charge, just bring your pick up and/or containers to transport the material. Come by and visit our backyard compost demonstration area and get information on how to create your own compost by utilizing your clippings and leaves.
Programs & Events
Roxie Recyclesaurus Rex
With the help of mascot Roxie Recyclesaurus Rex, we educate students on how recycling benefits our environment. Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle is our main goal. Roxie goes with us to all our presentations and events. For more information on Roxie, please call the Recycling & Educational Center at 292-2133.
Let's all do our part to Keep Edinburg Clean & Green!
Travis Elementary School - winners of the 1st "Cans for Cash Contest".