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The City of Texarkana, Arkansas Public Works Department in partnership with Waste Management, Richardson Waste and FCI Recycling offer recycling on the Second Saturday of each month from 8:00 AM till 1:00 PM. Please feel free to bring all your recyclables including: paper, plastic, electronics, televisions, computers, printers, etc. At this time, we are not accepting glass material of any kind so please do not mix this with your other items.

The drop off location is at the south east corner of 3rd Street and Hazel Street in the parking lot. This is a drop off location only.

Here are just a few recycling facts that you might find interesting!

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough energy to power the average American home for five months

Recycling paper instead of making it from new material generates 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water

Over 73% of all newspapers are recovered for recycling. Almost a third goes back into making more newsprint. The remainder is used to make paperboard, tissue, and insulation, or exported

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil (enough to run the average car for 1,260 miles), 4,100 kilowatts of energy (enough power for the average home for 6 months), 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, and 60 pounds of air pollution

Come on down to City Hall and lets help keep Texarkana, Arkansas stay GREEN and CLEAN!

 

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