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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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Anyone wishing to contribute to this worthy enterprise 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 & #2 Plastics, Cardboard, Mixed Paper, and
Aluminum and Steel "Tin" Cans
Only clean materials can be recycled - Please rinse your plastic containers and steel cans prior to drop off.
NOTE: We cannot accept plastic bags at this facility, but our local HEB and Brookshire Brothers both have bins outside their stores for these.

#1 Plastics

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


#2 Plastics

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



Corrugated Cardboard such as delivery boxes;
Greasy boxes or boxes that have gotten wet cannot be recycled at this facility


Mixed Paper

Phone books, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, office paper, paperboard packaging (such as cereal or cracker boxes)

What doesn't qualify?

Receipts, photographs, wax paper, tissue paper, paper towels/napkins, paper cups, soup/beverage cartons, paper that has gotten wet or moldy, cross-cut shredded paper (shredded paper must be kept separate), hard cover books, books with plastic or metal binding.

paper recycling

Aluminum Cans

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


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

Upcoming Events

  • Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up
    Sat, Jun 25
    Polk County Recycling Center
    Jun 25, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Polk County Recycling Center, 10311 N Hwy 146, Livingston, TX 77351, USA
    Help us create a cleaner and more beautiful roadside from Schwab City Baptist Church to Forest Spring Subdivision!