Recycling Program

Do what Denton does - recycle right! Every Denton household is provided with a blue recycling cart. Recyclable items placed in your blue recycling cart should be loose, empty, clean, and dry.

  1. Accepted Items
  2. Items Not Accepted

The following items are accepted in the City of Denton's Recycling Program:

  • Cardboard and box board (flatten boxes)
  • Paper (junk mail, magazines, newspaper)
  • Aluminum and steel cans (no scrap metal)
  • Rigid plastic containers of numbered types 1 to 7 (no plastic bags, wrap, film, or Styrofoam)
  • Glass bottles and jars (remove all lids)
  • Poly-coated cartons

If you are unsure if an item is accepted in Denton’s Recycling program, please use our Waste Wizard or call Customer Service at (940) 349-8700. When in doubt, throw it out!

How to Recycle Electronics

Televisions, computers, and all other small household electronics and kitchen appliances are accepted for recycling at the City of Denton Landfill at 1527 S Mayhill Road. Televisions, computers, and other devices with a screen will have a handling fee per device. All other small household electronics and kitchen electronics will be accepted at no charge. Please erase all personal information before dropping off electronic items.

Televisions and computer monitors can be collected curbside for recycling by calling Customer Service at 940-349-8700. A collection and handling fee will apply per device.

Recycling Drop-off Centers

The following items are accepted for recycling at the drop-off locations below, and must be sorted by material:

  • Cardboard and box board (flatten boxes)
  • Paper (junk mail, magazines, newspaper)
  • Aluminum cans and steel cans
  • Rigid plastic containers of numbered types 1 to 7 (no plastic bags, wrap, film, or Styrofoam)
  • Glass bottles and jars (remove all lids)
  • Poly-coated cartons

Recycling Drop-off Center Locations

  • Landfill: 1527 S Mayhill Road (Open M through Saturday, 7 am to 4 pm)
  • North Lakes Park, Windsor Drive at Hinkle Drive (Open during park hours)