Recycling & Bulky Item Disposal

Texas City residents may recycle by dropping off acceptable items at the Biosphere Recycling Center.

Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling options are monitored on an ongoing basis. Staff briefs the Mayor on changes with the recycling industry. We anticipate recycling markets to need another year or two to stabilize before a curbside program could be effective.

Recyclable Items

  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Clear and colored glass
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Plastics numbered 1 and 2
  • Steel
  • Used motor oil
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7

Items Not Accepted

  • Automobile batteries
  • Paint
  • Roofing materials
  • Toxic or hazardous waste

Disposable Items

  • Debris from minor home remodeling jobs
  • Household appliances
  • Tree limbs

Free Mulch

Tree limbs are put through our grinder and recycled into mulch, which is made available to the public.

  • Single-grind mulch is free to anyone

  • Double-grind mulch and compost is free for Texas City residents only 
    • (Limit 2 cubic yards)