Recycling services in Richardson remain suspended due to the Dec. 28 fire at the Republic Services recycling center in Plano. Republic Services is actively working to find an alternate facility but no short-term solutions have been found at this time.
In order to continue to offer solid waste service with the least amount of impact on residents, the City will continue to pick up trash and recyclables for delivery to the landfill. Residents also have the option to save recyclables on their own if they wish, but saved material must be stored in accordance with the City’s codes, protecting neighborhood integrity. All material placed near normal collection points will be removed by solid waste personnel.
Residents also have the option to recycle only cardboard at the Texas Pure Products composting facility located at 9901 Custer Rd. in north Plano. The Texas Pure Products’ hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (214-495-7389). The facility will only accept cardboard that is free of plastic, Styrofoam and any other packing materials. Drop off recycling at the West Side Pump Station located at 102 N. Cottonwood Dr. near Cottonwood Park will remain temporarily closed until normal recycling services can be restored.
Recycling service in Richardson was halted Dec. 28, 2016 due to a fast-moving fire that destroyed the Republic Services recycling center in Plano. The center served as the delivery point where all Richardson recyclable material was transported for packaging and transport to other processing facilities.