The City of Fredericksburg's Recycling Center has become a model for small cities. We have visitors daily from other small towns in Texas that are interested in starting a center of their own. The success of our center can be attributed to you, the citizens of Fredericksburg for your efforts in recycling.
Continuing Our Mission
Despite all the recycling that the citizens of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County are currently doing, there is still a vast amount of paper going into our landfill. The majority of recyclable papers we see going into the landfill are white bond and computer paper. We encourage you to set up a recycling bin at both home and work to collect all waste paper that is recyclable.
Many people think recycling is limited to the items they bring to the center. This is not true. Back in 1991, the City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting yard waste from entering our landfill. This is important, as yard waste typically represents approximately 20% of all waste going into a landfill. The city provides chipper service for all of it's residents. You simply place your tree limbs and brush at the curb next to the street in front of your residence and the chipper crew will be by at least once a week to pick them up. The resulting chips may be picked up by anyone at the recycling center at no charge to be used as flowerbed mulch or other purposes.