Recycling in the Houston-Galveston Region
More Recycling Drop-Off Centers
We are moving in the right direction, but we need more people to recycle every day.
This website, along with www.Earth911.com, and the City of Houston's 3-1-1 phone number can provide the information you need to recycle almost any item.
The Good News
Too Much Trouble?
Recycling is one of the most important actions you can take. Only 1/10 of garbage gets recycled, but over half of it could be.
The average person in our region creates 8 pounds of trash daily.
- That's 8.2 million tons of trash from our region in one year.
- Up to 70% of this trash is buried in landfills.
How Long to Breakdown (Biodegrade) Items?
Recycling is Much Faster.
How Can You Help?
One person makes a difference. If not you, who?
When we combine efforts, we make a difference.