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Recycle Right.

Recycling is a way to reduce the amount of waste we create by turning what would have been trash into new usable material.

Get the facts regarding the City of Memphis’ recycling program and learn what you can recycle and how to do it properly.

We need your help to create a greener Memphis.

Help us divert tons of recyclable material from local landfills. Do your part to waste less and make Memphis a greener place to live, work, and play.

Your Waste Collection Schedule

Recycling Convenience Centers

City of Memphis residents have access to three recycling convenience centers. Bring your plastic bottles and jugs, paper, glass, cartons, and cans for recycling. Plastic bags and cardboard are not accepted.

Mud Island Drive (north entrance of Mud Island Park)

Near the Agricenter – approx. 300 yards from Germantown Pkwy South

Hickory Hill Community Center

NO PLASTIC BAGS | NO CARDBOARD | NO PAINT | NO DUMPING

Recycling FAQs

WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE?

RECYCLING SAVES US ALL MONEY BY EXTENDING THE LIFESPAN OF LANDFILLS. BY RECYCLING, WE ARE SAVING ENERGY, WATER AND PROCESSING FEWER NATURAL RESOURCES, WHICH BENEFITS THE ENVIRONMENT.

MUCH OF THE RECOVERED PAPER, CARDBOARD, METAL, PLASTIC, AND GLASS ARE USED TO MAKE NEW PRODUCTS.

WHAT ITEMS SHOULD BE PUT INTO MY RECYCLING CART?

CLICK ON THE WASTE WIZARD UP ABOVE, DOWNLOAD IT FREE FROM YOUR APP STORE, OR SEE THE DOWNLOADABLE ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS GUIDE. YOU CAN PRINT AND PLACE THE DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE ON YOUR FRIDGE FOR EASY REFERENCE OR REFER TO THE ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS DECAL MOLDED ON YOUR GRAY RECYCLING CART’S LID.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE RECYCLING I PUT IN THE CART?

ALL THE MATERIALS ARE SENT TO OUR LOCAL MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY SORTED, BALED, AND SENT TO BE MADE INTO NEW PRODUCTS.

HOW CAN I RECEIVE COLLECTION DATE REMINDERS AND CURRENT UPDATES?

YOU MAY DOWNLOAD OUR MEMPHIS CURBSIDE COLLECTION APP, NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANY APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICE.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CART IS LOST OR DAMAGED?

CALL 311 TO MAKE A SERVICE REQUEST.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT A CART?

FOR RESIDENTS WHO PREFER NOT TO USE THE GRAY RECYCLING CART, DIAL 311 TO MAKE A REQUEST FOR RECYCLING CART PICK-UP.

WHAT DOES THE RECYCLING TRUCK LOOK LIKE?

ALL SOLID WASTE TRUCKS ARE A TAN COLOR. THE CITY OF MEMPHIS PROVIDES SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING; THEREFORE, THE TRUCK DOES NOT HAVE TWO COMPARTMENTS.