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Welcome to Polk County Recycling & Beautification

Recycling Center run by the community,

for the community

10311 TX-146 (at FM 2665), Livingston, TX 77351

Tuesday & Friday 10:00-3:00

and Saturday 9:00-2:00

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Recycled Art Contest - Submissions are due no later than November 1st, 2022 at 3:00 PM.

Click HERE for more details.

Those that wish to contribute can click HERE to donate or HERE to volunteer.

Get To Know Us

Your Local Recycling Experts

Our mission is to benefit the community of Polk County, Texas, by providing recycling services, informing the community about the environment and how recycling can help reduce climate-related changes, and supporting beautification efforts throughout the county. We have worked hard to provide Polk County with an option for recycling aimed at reducing the cost of waste disposal, reducing our landfill footprint and improving the environment.

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Accepted Materials

#1 - #7 Plastics

Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Aluminum Cans

Steel "Tin" Cans

Only clean materials can be recycled.
Please rinse your plastic containers and steel cans before drop off,
and keep boxes separate from other items to keep them dry.
NOTE: We are now accepting plastic bags at this facility!

#1 Plastics - PET

Clear Plastic Containers that have a triangle stamped in the plastic with a "1" inside, such as​

  • Water bottles 

  • Beverage bottles 

  • Produce containers

  • Pantry aisle plastic containers (spices, condiments, etc.)

  • Remove all caps - these cannot be recycled at our facility

  • Rinse well to remove any residual food/drink waste

  • Labels do not need to be removed

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#2 Plastics - HDPE

Stiff colored or milky plastic containers that have a triangle stamped in the plastic with a "2" inside, such as

  • Milk / Water Jugs 

  • Detergent Bottles

  • Shampoo / Conditioner Bottles

  • Remove all caps - these cannot be recycled at our facility

  • Rinse well

  • Labels do not need to be removed

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#5 Plastics - PP

Clear, colored, or milky plastic containers that have a triangle stamped in the plastic with a "5" inside, such as

  • Yogurt / Sour Cream Containers

  • Tupperware

  • Take Out Containers

  • Prescription Bottles

  • Rinse well

  • Labels do not need to be removed

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Plastic Film

Please recycle only clean, dry plastic bags and film. Remove receipts or any other items from bags. Examples include:

  • Retail, carryout, produce, newspaper, bread, and dry cleaning bags (clean, dry and free of receipts and clothes hangers)

  • Bubble wrap, and air pillows (deflate)

  • Product wrap on cases of water/soda bottles, paper towels, napkins, and disposable cups

  • Furniture and electronic wrap

  • Any film packaging or bag that has a triangle with a "2", "4", "Store Drop Off" or the How2Recycle Label

Do not include:

  • Degradable/compostable bags or film packaging

  • Pre-washed salad mix bags

  • Frozen food bags

  • Candy bar wrappers

  • Chip bags

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#3, #4, #6 & #7 Plastic

Flexible plastic stamped with a triangle with a number 3, 4, 6, or 7. 
We cannot take Styrofoam or hard plastic that will shatter when crushed.

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Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Please break down all boxes.
Greasy boxes or boxes that have gotten wet or dirty are not recyclable and should be thrown away.

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Aluminum Cans

Cans only. Aluminum foil and other metals cannot be recycled at this facility. Please drain completely.

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Steel "Tin" Cans

Steel cans are used to package everything from pet food to fruits, vegetables, and soup. Please rinse well to remove food waste. Then put the lid in the can - that's recyclable, too!

Labels do not need to be removed

Canned Food