Irving has been recycling since the early 1990s with a couple of Churches and two women who came to the Irving City Council. What you can and can’t recycle has changed over the years but what hasn’t changed is the City’s commitment to divert as much material from the Landfill. Today residents receiving city trash collection service also have once a week curbside recycling collection.

Recycle only on designated recycling days.
Call (972) 721-8059 to inquire about your curbside recycling schedule.
Recycling - Blue Bags

Recyclable Items

  • Aluminum and steel food cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Plastic containers numbers 1 - 7
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic Bags (Grocery Bags, Newspaper Bags)
  • Paper
    • Junk mail (direct mail)
    • Phone books
    • Magazines
    • Catalogs
    • Newspaper
    • Mixed office paper
    • School paper
    • Paper bags
  • Paperboard boxes (cereal, macaroni, etc.)
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened and put under the blue recycling bag)
  • Aseptic containers (milk cartons, juice boxes, etc.)

Non-Recyclable Items

  • Styrofoam or packing peanuts
  • Bottles which have contained pesticides, motor oil or other hazardous materials
  • Light bulbs
  • Plate glass, auto glass, ceramics, etc.
  • Mirrors
  • Yard waste
Recycling crews will not pick up bags that contain unacceptable items. The bags will be left at the curb and a courtesy notice will be left on the door explaining how to correct the problem. Once the issue is corrected, please set the bag out on the next recycling collection day.

Proper Set Out Tips

  • Recyclables must be set out by 7 a.m. on recycling day.
  • Be sure to flatten all cardboard boxes.
  • Place recyclables separate from the trash.
  • Set recyclables away from sprinkler systems.
  • Bags cannot exceed 50 pounds.
  • All acceptable recyclable items may be placed together in the same blue bags.
  • Drain and rinse bottles and cans.