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Recycled materials are considered commodities, and the price of the recycled material goes up and down depending on market trends. The City of Garland is continuing its recycling program in the midst of market downturns and import bans on recycled materials.
Residents can help the City ensure the affordability of our recycling program by placing only acceptable material in the blue recycling carts. Cardboard, paper, glass bottles and jars, plastic containers and jugs, and aluminum, tin and steel cans can all go in the blue cart together as long as the material is clean, dry and empty.
Information on which items are recyclable is imprinted on the lids of the blue recycling carts and also available on the Environmental Waste Services (EWS) website, along with the Waste Wizard search tool, which provides instructions on how to properly dispose of hundreds of items.
If you have a question about the City of Garland’s recycling program or solid waste services, please call EWS Customer Care at 972-205-3500.