Protect Our Resources
A quick disclaimer - this information has been gathered from many different sources. It is best to call the location first before you pack everything into your car and head out. Also there may be limitations (e.g. a oil change place may only take your oil back if they have room in their barrel). If any of you find that anything listed here is incorrect, please let us know.
Please also be sure to let us know if you know of other recycle locations.
www.earth911.com At this website you type in what you want to recycle and your zipcode and they will list places to drop off the items. If you have something not listed below - give this web site a try.
1-800-Recycling.com this is another website that will help you locate places to take items to recycle. Or you can call 1-800-732-9254 for 24/7 Information. When you call this number you are asked for your zip code and are given choices so that you can be directed to a place that will recycle your items. They also have environmentally conscious articles on this site.
Time to Recycle.com: According to this site it was"prepared in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments through grant funds from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality." This link takes you to is an interactive map to find places to recycle in our area.
Appliances, Scrap metal -
Fulton Recycling and Supply - Located at 1404 Ft. Worth Drive, Denton - (940) 383-1651.
Aluminum, copper, brass, batteries, aluminum/copper reefers, stainless steel
Almetco Recycling - RECYCLE FOR CASH!! Located at 709 North Cowan, Lewisville - (972) 221-7442.
Target - recycle bins for aluminum located near customer service.
Batteries - Alkaline (AA, A, B, C, D, etc.)
Best Buy - 6060 Long Prairie Road FLOWER MOUND, TX 75022, (972) 874-0965. They have a battery collection bin in their front vestibule that a hazardous waste vendor comes and periodically takes.
Batteries - Nickel-caladium & other recyclable batteries in power tools, cell phones
AAA Recycling - 575 Jubilee Lane, Lewisville, TX - 972-492-9990
Almetco Recycling - 709 North Cowan, Lewisville, TX - 972-221-7442
Batteries Plus- The Battery Store -850 Valley Ridge Blvd, Lewisville - (972) 219-7333; www.batteriesplus.com
Home Depot - 852 International Pkwy, Flower Mound, TX - 972-355-6604
Radio Shack - All locations. Recycle Batteries Hotline - 1-800-8-BATTERY. Accepts Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries found in power tools, cell/cordless phones, camcorders, etc.
Lowe's - 6200 Long Prairie Road - 972-318-6500
Batteries - Car, Boat, Motorcycle
Auto Zone - all locations
Firestone - 2704 Flower Mound Rd, Flower Mound, TX - 972-691-3476; 2451 Justin Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 - (972) 539-7304
Ken Owens Battery Store - 275 S. Mill St, Lewisville,TX - 972-436-3974
Porter Tire Company - 324 N. Mill St, Lewisville, TX - 972-436-6461
West-Tex Tire and Auto - 425 FM 407, Lewisville - (972) 317-4599
Books/Magazines (this and last month's issue) -
Half Price Books- Located at 420 E. FM 3040, Lewisvlle, TX 75067-8307. phone 972.459.3242. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. You can sell your books and magazines here and buy used here. Click here for their buying policy HPB co-founder Ken Gjemre was quoted saying, "Books should fill our lives, not our land." They actually have a web page on the environment. Cool! Read what they have to say http://www.halfpricebooks.com/recycle.html
Flower Mound Public Library - 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Phone: 972.874.6200
Bottle caps - Plastic bottle caps are not something that we can include in our curbside recycling bins because depending on the quantity they can contaminate the plastic collected that is recyclable through our program. (They are made from a different type of plastic than the plastic bottles)
Aveda has a program to help maintain a healthy environment by collecting the plastic bottle caps. Not all locations collect the caps. Also, Aveda is offering a program for collecting bottle caps to schools. Click on the following link to find out more: Aveda.com/caps
Cardboard Boxes -
St. Philip's Catholic Church - 1897 W. Main St., Lewisville - 972-436-9581 - they have 6 large bins (1 for cardboard & 5 for paper) in the back parking lot (Kirkpatrick & Canterbury - FM) . If possible, please remove any tape and staples from the cardboard. They do not accept waxed cardboard or any cardboard that has food on it - ie.pizza box bottoms
Some of the Texas charities represented by this organization are: American Council of the Blind of Texas, Children’s Rescue Outreach International, Daystar Television, Glory Intervention Center Inc., Goodwill Industries - Opportunities in Tyler, Kalimna Ministries Inc., Kaufman County ARES, Kaufman County CERT, Santa Fe Youth Services, Southern Search and Rescue and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8273 Frisco
Bridlewood Elementary- collects these items, turns them into a recycler and gets money back for the school! There are a few cardboard boxes to collect these items across from the red shoe collection bin on the opposite wall. If you don't see a box for these ask in the office.
Cell Phones for Soldiers - http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com - If you go to their website, you can print off a shipping label to send your used cell phone(s) to them.
From their website: "The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in April 2004 by 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie of Norwell, Massachusetts.
Robbie and Brittany's goal is to help our soldiers serving overseas call home. They hope to provide as many soldiers as possible with prepaid calling cards. Through generous donations and the recycling of used cell phones, Robbie and Brittany have already distributed thousands of calling cards to soldiers around the globe."
Target - Recycle bins located near customer service.
Nextworth.com - recycles and pays for iphones and other mobile devices.
Gazelle.com - recycles and pays for iphones and other mobile devices.
ecoATM - instantly pays cash for e-cycling of iphone and other mobile devices with locations at Vista Ridge Mall (second floor main elevators) and Grapevine Mills (near T-Mobile store).
Christmas Lights -
Christmas Light Source - This company is an online business that sells Christmas lights and have a large assortment of LED lights. They will take the lights, recycle them and donate the money made to Toys for Tots. They accept the lights all year long. Visit their website through this link to find the details - Christmas Light Source
General Recycle LLC - 699 E. 121 Business, Lewisville, TX (by Railroad Street) - 972-956-9260 (verified Janury 2010 - paying $.05 a lb.)
Home Depot - Offers a recycling program for Christmas lights and will give you a store coupon for a set amount but it only runs a short time in November. If it is not during that time they do not recycle the lights.
Annually by the town at Gerault park. Check the town web site for details http://www.flower-mound.com
Cigarette Butts - Yes! There is now a way to recycle cigarette butts, rolling papers, and the plastic wrap on the packages! TerraCycle has partnered with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company to do this. The program is called the Cigarette Waste Brigade. You save up your cigarette waste, place it in a plastic resealable bag, box it and send it to them. They even pay for the shipping and they recycle the plastic resealable bag! Please visit their website for the full details: Click here to take you directly to the website
Cooking Oil -
Easy Recycles -(469) 464-9073 -5934 Greenwood Dr, Little Elm, TX 75068
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (Closed for lunch - 12 - 1)
Big City Crushed Concrete- 1580 Stonewall Street, Lewisville, TX (just before the Camelot Landfill) - (972) 394-2910. Open weekdays until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 7 AM until noon.
Electronics (computers, printers, monitors, TV's, etc...)-
Flower Mound Residents can now have their Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste collected right from their front door. To schedule a pick up, please call 1.800.449.7587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note some restrictions may apply and pickup schedules may vary depending upon demand. Click here for additional information about the program
Since May 2007, Apple Inc. has been improving on ways to be green with its Macs and iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod Touches, and iPads), especially with their iPod models, from manufacturing to packaging, to transportation to their facilities, while still maintaining their principle where every device works efficiently to specific needs. In addition they also have their own recycling program where if you own an old Mac, iPod, or iPhone, you can go to an Apple Retail Store they will give you in-store credit to buy their products that are currently designed to help the environment. If you own a PC, however, Apple will not give credit, but will help you recycle your item responsibly. You can find out more information about their regulation policies here as well as their environmental report and progress. You can also participate in their Recycling Program at the following Apple Retail Stores in the DFW Area: Southlake, Plano, Frisco, NorthPark Center (Dallas), and Knox Street (Dallas).
Best Buy - 6060 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound, (972) 874-0965. Check their website for their recycling policy. However, for items that require a fee, ie. computer monitors and televisions you are given a Best Buy Gift Card. They do not accept console TV's or over 32" TV's.
Goodwill Industries - 919 W Main St, Lewisville, 214-638-2800
Since 2004, Goodwill Industries and Dell, Inc. have worked together to recycle unwanted electronics at no cost to the public. Reconnect partnership has collected more than 50 million pounds of electronics.
Simply take your unwanted electronics — any brand, any condition — to a participating Goodwill store or donation drop-off site. Goodwill will refurbish or recycle the equipment, benefiting communities and putting people to work. Read a list of items that are accepted.
In its fifth year, the Reconnect partnership is expanding its reach across the United States, allowing more people to keep their electronics out of landfills. Read more about the Dell Reconnect partnership.
To make the donation process a smooth one and — most importantly — protect your privacy and prevent identity theft, Goodwill recommends you remove all data from your computer hard drive before donating a computer, with the exception of the operating system. Find a Reconnect drop-off location near you.
Office Depot (Highland Village at 407/2499) has a program called "tech recycling services". You can buy a box in three sizes for $5, $10, or $15 to put electronics in. Once you have placed all that you want or will fit into the box you take it back to the store & they will ship to the appropriate recycling facility. This is for office type electronics and you must no close up the box so that they can verify the content. The link above has a video that explains the process.
Target - recycle bins near customer service for cellphones and MP3 players.
Nextworth.com- recycles and pays for iPhones, iPods and iPads as well as other devices.
Gazelle.com- recycles and pays for electronics, such as iPhones.
ecoATM - instant cash for e-cycling your new, used or broken mobile phones or other electronics. Locations at Vista Ridge Mall (second floor main elevators) and Grapevine Mills (near T-Mobile store).
Foam Packaging -
Foam Fabricators- located at 900 E. FM 1709, Keller - (817) 379-6520. Will not accept food grade packaging or peanuts. Takes in the packaging and grinds it up and uses it in their packaging process;
Food Items -
Christian Community Action Food Pantry - 200 S. Mill Street, Lewisville
Glasses (prescription eye)-
Lewisville Lions Club - collects glasses for those in need at multiple locations a list of which can be found in this link: http://www.lewisvillelions.org/eye_glasses.htm.
Super Target in Flower Mound is one of the locations where glasses can be dropped off.
General Recycle LLC - 699 E. 121 Business, Lewisville, TX (by Railroad Street) - 972-956-9260 (Verified - January 2010 - paying $.02 a lb.)
Custom Cleaners- located at 2250 FM 407, Suite 148, Highland Village - (972) 317-9171. (also accepts plastic dry cleaning bags).
Also most metal recyclers will take wire hangers and will pay a small amount for them ($.02/lb)
Hazardous Materials -
Flower Mound Residents can now have their Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste collected right from their front door. To schedule a pick up, please call 1.800.449.7587 or email email@example.com. Please note some restrictions may apply and pickup schedules may vary depending upon demand.
Click here for the list of acceptable items
Sleep Expert - 2853 Eisenhower St., Ste 400, Carrollton, TX 75007 469-574-1161 (Click on link below to see map to the warehouse location)
If you would like to donate your old mattress to benefit one of Sleep Experts community partners, you can drop off your old bed at the Sleep Expert warehouse. Unfortunately, unless they are delivering new product, they cannot pick-up old bedding from a residence. They refurbish and donate the beds to more than a dozen area non-profit organizations that nurture and care for families in need.
Auto Zone- (5 gallons per visit), all locations -
O'Reilly Auto Parts - 1601 Justin Road (Oil only, no filters); 1571 W. Main, Lewisville, TX - 972-436-6682 (Oil & Filters)
Porter Tire Company - 324 N. Mill, Lewisville, TX - 972-436-6461
Walmart - all locations
Oil (such as turkey oil)-
Annually by the town at Gerault park. Check the town web site for details http://www.flower-mound.com
Packing Peanuts -
Pack N Ship 1901 Long Prairie Rd, Ste 200 - 972-539-5826
The UPS Store 2201 Long Prairie Road (972) 874-0750;
The UPS Store 2221 Justin Rd, STE 119, (972) 691-9143
Paint (usable) -
Lewisville High School- Drama Department Located at 1098 West Main, Lewisville - (972) 221-3535.
Habitat for Humanity - (listed below under Salvageable Construction Items)
**For paint, you can open the cans and let them air dry until they are hard and then put them in the regular trash. There is also a product sold at hardware stores that you mix into the the paint to dry it up faster if you are trying to do this. **
St. Philip's Catholic Church - 1897 W. Main St., Lewisville - 972-436-9581 - they have 6 large bins (1 for paper & 1 for cardboard) in the back parking lot (Kirkpatrick & Canterbury - FM) . If possible, please remove any tape and staples from the cardboard. They do not accept waxed cardboard or any cardboard that has food on it - ie.pizza box bottoms
Paper Shredding -
KFMB provides free paper shredding to residents at the Spring Trash Off/Environmental Fair and the Fall Trash Bash/Environmental Fair. The Spring event is scheduled for April 6, 2013 and paper shredding will be available from 10 until 1:00 p.m. (Shredding provided by Cintas Document Management)
If you need paper shredding done and can not wait for the events, the following companies provide paper shredding for a fee:
Cintas Document Shredding - 825 W. Sandy Lake Road, Coppell, TX - (469) -322-1100
UPS Store - 2201 LONG PRAIRE, STE 107, FLOWER MOUND, TX 75022 - (972) 874-0750
UPS Store - 2221 JUSTIN RD, STE 119, FLOWER MOUND, TX 75028 - (972) 691-9143
Plastic Grocery Bags -
Wal-Mart - this link will take you to their 2009 sustainability page which states that Wal-Mart has committed to reducing plastic waste by 33% by the year 2013. "This is expected to eliminate more than 135 million pounds of plastic waste globally."
The stores have drop off boxes/area to return plastic grocery bags. At the Wal-Mart in Highland Village the drop off is usually a shopping cart to the left as you walk in, in the small alcove.
Even if they have the recycle symbol on them they don't take them in the curbside blue bins because they clog the conveyors.
Whole Foods -also offers a discount. This one isn't about giving stuff to others to re-use but about us not continue to consume grocery bags as a disposable.
Kroger- recycles bags at kiosks
Sprouts - recycle bags at the front of the store
Target - recycle bins located near customer service.
Plastic Pots and Plastic Flat Carriers -
Hartwells Garden Center - Located at 1570 N. Stemmons, Lewisville - (972) 436-3612
Westbrook Outdoor Solutions - 1616 Arrowhead, Flower Mound (can also enter off of 1171, North of YMCA) - (972) 539-8103. one & five gallon pots and plastic flat trays/carriers.
Prescription Medication - Please do not flush down the toilet
CCA Adult Health Center - 200 South Mill Street, Lewisville, TX 75057
Flower Mound Police Department - drop off unused medications to the Flower Mound Police Department
Printer Ink/Toner Cartridges -
Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, etc...- will take your used printer/fax ink cartridges and many will give you credit/reward points for future purchases. Some do limit the number that you can turn in at any one time or month.
TBridlewood Elementary- collects these items, turns them into a recycler and gets money back for the school!
Green Cycle - GreenCycle is your environmentally responsible recycling solution for empty ink and toner cartridges while helping you earn top dollar. GreenCycle is paying maximum market value for cartridges with a direct rapid payment program to get your money in your hands as soon as possible! Click here to go directly to their website. They pay for the shipping.
Rapid Refill - recycles ink cartridges through kiosks located inside participating stores. Rapid Refill can also be contacted via their website to have kiosks delivered.
Target - recycle bins located near customer service.
Salvageable Construction items, such as counter tops, tubs, cabinets -
Habitat for Humanity- Habitat for Humanity Denton County
The following is from their website:
Construction and home improvement materials
"To reduce building costs, and to stock our ReStore, Habitat relies on donations of tools and construction materials. Our needs range from raw lumber to finished cabinets. We have set up a deconstruction crew for any donors looking to donate items that need to be taken out, whether it's a tear-down or just a remodel. Specific guidelines on what can and cannot be used by Habitat can be found on the ReStore website.
For inquiries, contact the ReStore Manager at 940-382-8487."
They have pick up service but it doesn't apply to everything on their list. For example, if you just have lights, they ask that you bring those in yourself. The web site says that some remodeling projects may even qualify for free or discounted removal of salvageable items.
Shoes (children's and adult athletic)-
1st Serve Shoe Bank has a collection box at many of the elementary schools in LISD, including Bridlewood Elementary. The large red collection box is about 50 ft inside the front door on the left wall, just past the second set of security doors. However, the website states that shoes can only be dropped off by attending students.
YMCA (Lewisville and Flower Mound)- drop off location for shoes.
Firestone - 2704 Flower Mound Rd, Flower Mound, TX - 972-691-3476; 2451 Justin Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 - (972) 539-7304 - Fee charged
Discount Tires - 1901 Justin Road, Flower Mound, TX - 972-691-8533 - Fee: $2.50 per tire
Salvation Army- HOME PICK-UP! 214-630-5611.
Goodwill and CCA- local drop off stores. Consult your tax professional. With an itemized list and a certified receipt from these registered charities you may be eligible for a tax deduction for the value of the goods you donate.
Everything and anything including hard to get rid of stuff like mattresses, broken appliances, left over building supplies - Try freecycle.org. You can list your item and someone local who wants it will pick it up. Most pickups are driveway or porch pickup so you don't even necessarily have to set up a pick-up appt. It's very easy and even broken things surprisingly end up with a home with someone handy!
Target - will recycle glass and plastic via recycle kiosks located near customer service.
Best Buy - will recycle wires, cords and cables, gift cards, CD's/DVD's and cases, ink toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and plastic bags via recycle kiosks located just inside front entry.