Recycling Checklist

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2020 recycling schedule [PDF]

Are you tossing greasy pizza boxes and coffee pods into your recycling bin? If so, you may be what this New York Times article refers to as an "aspirational recycler".  Click here to see common recycling mistakes.  


What Goes into the Blue Recycling Cart?

Only items in the cart will the recycled. If a customer has additional items, they would need to order an additional cart, or wait until their next recycling day and place those items inside the cart.

Yard Trimmings will be accepted for recycling, Monday, March 23 through Friday, May 1.

Beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, May 1, yard trimmings will be collected to be
recycled. Tree and shrub trimmings must be no more than four feet in length and no more than
four inches in diameter each, weigh no more than fifty pounds and be placed in bundles. Other
yard trimmings such as leaves and grass clippings must be placed in brown paper yard waste bags
and not in plastic bags.


We’re seeing lots of questions about new trash and recycling procedures and we’d like to offer some clarifications and additional helpful information. 

  • Remember that three feet is the minimum to set apart carts.  If it’s helpful to you, you may set apart your carts more than three feet from one another.  One option might be to set out each cart at either edge of your driveway.
  • All recycling materials must be contained in the recycling cart if you want those materials to be picked up by the recycling truck.
  • Anything outside the recycling cart must either be placed inside your trash cart or if it’s outside of your carts, it will be considered part of your seven-item bulk trash that the second trash truck that picks up bulk trash items.
  • One option is to save the extra recycling materials to place into your recycling cart for your next recycling pickup.
  • Another idea: talk with your neighbors! You may find that a neighbor does not mind allowing you to place your additional items in their cart.
  • Some of you have asked if you may get an additional trash or recycling cart.  Yes! You may purchase an additional trash or recycling cart for an extra $5.50/month per cart.  Contact Central Texas Refuse at 512-243-2833.
  • If you receive a yellow sticker on your cart, please adjust your items for pickup according to the directions on the yellow sticker and contact Central Texas Refuse at 512-243-2833 to request that they return to empty your cart.

View more information regarding yard trimming recycling.



  • Most paper that is not contaminated with food residue may be recycled. Examples include:
    • Newspaper & Magazines
    • Office paper
    • Junk mail
    • Paperboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes, gift boxes, soda/beverage containers, most food packaging containers such as boxes of macaroni and cheese, rice, microwave meals)
    • Cardboard
Plastic Containers #1-#7
  • Any hard plastic container that is marked with #1 through #7 may be recycled. Examples include:
    • Water and soda bottles
    • Detergent bottles
    • Milk jugs
    • Cooking oil bottles
    • Syrup bottles
    • Yogurt and margarine tubs
  • Metal cans and other SMALL metal items may be recycled. Examples include:
    • Aluminum cans
    • Steel and tin cans
  • Any glass bottle or jar may be recycled. (Please rinse first.) Examples include:
    • Glass beverage containers
    • Glass jars (lids removed)

What CANNOT be Recycled in Cedar Park?
Please do not place any of the following items into your blue cart:

  • Shredded Paper or wet cardboard (it clogs the processing equipment)
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam (cups, egg cartons, take-out containers)
  • Pizza boxes
  • Glass that is not a bottle or jar (drinking glasses, Pyrex)
  • Fabric or textiles (clothing, bedding)
  • Garden hoses
  • Yard waste and leaves (may be recycled only during the 2 designated times per year). View more information regarding yard trimmings recycling
  • Food scraps
  • Garbage
  • Large metal items (steel cans, aerosol cans or metals that are gallon-sized or smaller are ok. Frying pans and large metal pipes are not ok.)
  • Wire coat hangers (recycle at your local dry cleaners)

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