Clean and Green 2018

Why Recycle?

Recycling possesses many benefits, which include:
  • Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserving natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
  • Preventing pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saving energy
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
  • Helping sustain the environment for future generations
  • Creating new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
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The Town of Little Elm is teaming up with the Wastewater And Treatment Education Roundtable, North Central Texas Council of Governments, and other area cities to hold the 2017 Holiday Grease Roundup.

The regional collection will be held from Monday, Nov. 27, through Monday, Jan. 08. Residents from all over the Metroplex will be able to safely dispose of their used cooking oil and grease for free.

Residents can dispose of used cooking oil and grease by bringing it in sealed plastic containers to the Courtesy Drop-Site located at Brenda Lane.  Please follow the Courtesy Site link for operating hours. (This is a used cooking oil and grease collection only; used motor oil should be brought to a household hazardous waste location or an automotive supply store.)

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Find an Electronic Recycling Location

More information below regarding acceptable Medication collection at Little Elm Pharmacy and the LE Police Department, Medicine Take Back Program (972-975-0460)

TIME TO RECYCLE:  Recycling Locator
 TCEQ "Quick Guide to Recycling"
Habitat for Humanity:  Locations & Accepted Items
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The North Central Texas regional residential recycling rate increased from 17.1% in 2004-2005 to 19% in 2009-2010, and has surely only risen since then(*1). The regional campaign is an effort to encourage the current momentum, add additional residents and households to the current numbers, and make residents aware of the resources they have available to become educated about the benefits and recycling resources available to them.

Where can I recycle?

Many cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area offer curbside recycling pickup along with the trash pickup, but if you live in an apartment or in a city that does not offer curbside recycling pickup you can use our Recycling Facility Locater tool to find a recycling location near you.
Find out what is recyclable and how to recycle these items under our Recycle section. Then, find all the resources for your recycling needs in the North Central Texas area with our I Want to Recycle search box or our Recycling Facilities Locater map.