The City of Denton has partnered with Allied Waste to bring curbside recycling to Denton. Each single-family home in Denton receives weekly recycling collection on their regularly scheduled trash collection day.
How to Recycle
Recycling has never been easier! All of your recyclable materials can be mixed together in your recycling cart. Carts must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
Each new household is provided a 65-gallon recycling cart. If your home has the original 35-gallon cart, and you would like upgrade to a larger cart, or for any other cart issues, please call Recycling Customer Service at (940)349-8700. You may also order an additonal recycling cart with no extra charge.
Glass containers (unbroken),
Telephone books / paperback books,
Paperboard / chipboard,
Paper grocery bags,
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs,
#7 Plastic (other),
All residents will receive curbside collection of HHW on an appointment basis, whether they live in single-family households or multi-family complexes. Simply call Recycling Customer Service at (940) 349-8700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule a collection.
Citizens should NOT transport anything to the Home Chemical Collection facility. HHW placed on the curb without an appointment will NOT be collected.
What are the collection guidelines?
Chemicals must be in their original container with labels, except used motor oil and cooking oil, with a limit of 10 gallons or 50 pounds per collection. Please be prepared to list the chemicals and quantities of each that you wish to set out for collection. Complete collection guidelines will be given to you when you make an appointment.
Examples of accepted items:
(may be subject to change)
General household products:
Aerosol Cans (empty or with product, Adhesives, Aluminum Cleaners, Ammonia-based Cleansers, Batteries (all types), Bug spray, Caulk, Disinfectants, Drain Openers, Floor Care Products, Fluorescent Lights, Furniture Polish,
Metal Polish with Solvents, Mildew Remover, Oven Cleaners,
Toilet Bowl Cleaners, Tub and Tile Cleaners, Window / Glass Cleaners
Automotive fluids and fuels:
Motor/Fuel Oil and filters, Antifreeze, Automatic Transmission Fluid, Battery Acid, Batteries), Brake Fluid, Car Wax with Solvent, Degreasers, Gasoline, Diesel, Kerosene, Metal Polish with Solvent, Other Oils, Windshield Washer Solution
Lawn and garden:
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide/Pesticide, Rat Poison, Weed Killer
Alkaline Additives, Pool Chlorine, Pool Cleaners,
Muriatic Acid, Shock Treatments
Paint and related supplies:
Latex, Model, Oil Based, Spray, Stains, Stripper,
Paint Brush Cleaner, Paint Thinner, Primer, Turpentine,
Varnishes, Wood Preservative
Other household items:
Ammunition (Spent Cartridges Only, Batteries (All Kinds), Fiberglass Epoxy, Fire Extinguishers, Fluorescent Lights, Glues, Gun Cleaning Solvents,
Lighter Fluid, Moth Balls, Photographic Chemicals, Rust Remover, Shoe Polish, Thermometers (Mercury), Thermostats
Examples of items that are NOT ACCEPTED:
(subject to change)
Ammunition, Arsenic , Business Waste,
Chemicals not in Original Containers, Medical Waste,
Trash (Municipal Solid Waste),
The ReUse Store is located at the Home Chemical Collection facility at 1527 S. Mayhill Road. Items available through the ReUse Store are in the original containers, in usable condition, still available in retail stores, and best of all.... FREE to City of Denton residents. For a limited time, residents can bring up to four incandescent bulbs in for recycling, and recieve up to four free CFL bulbs!
ReUse Store Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: Noon - 6pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays - 7 am - Noon