Acceptable Items

Items We Accept at the Recycling Center


The City of Fredericksburg Recycling Center will accept the following items:

  • Used Newsprint
  • White Ledger (Bond) Paper
  • Office Paper (All paper including windowed envelopes, shreaded paper, etc)
  • Computer Paper
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Telephone Books
  • Corrugated Cardboard & Pressed Chipboard (Cereal boxes, legal pad backings, etc)
  • PETE (#1) Plastic (#1 & #2 plastic may be co-mingled)
  • HDPE (#2) Plastic (#1 & #2 plastic may be co-mingled)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans
Large containers are placed along the drive-through, clearly marked for each of the various items. We ask you to pre-sort your items and place them into the proper boxes to expedite the procedure.

Complete List of Recycling Opportunities


Courtesy of Fredericksburg Shines http://www.fbgshines.com/

  • 6 pack rings-H.E.B.
  • Aluminum Cans-City Recycling Center, FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash). Can’t make it to City Recycling Center? Contact Kris Kammlah for convenient pickup for a nominal fee.
  • Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, dishwashers, hair dryers, water softeners, etc.)-FBG Metal Recycling will take all appliances-large and small, even those with Freon, and also window units and air conditioners (will pay cash), City landfill–charges may apply with refrigerators and freezers
  • Appliances (light household and kitchen appliances: toasters, blenders, coffee makers, microwaves) will also be accepted, in either gently used or non-working condition)-Goodwill
  • Auto parts-Chassis by Zach
  • Batteries for households-Walmart (currently in the Photo department), FBG Metal Recycling. They will take all kinds of batteries (lithium, nickel-cadmium, and alkaline).
  • Batteries for households (rechargeable)-Radio Shack, FBG Metal Recycling, Lowes (Kerrville)
  • Batteries for autos-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash), Chassis by Zack, Walmart (Automotive department), they also take lead acid batteries for: lawn & garden, power sport, marine, and commercial, AutoZone (offer store credit) City landfill
  • Brass-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Cardboard (corrugated) -City recycling center. Can’t make it to City Recycling Center? Contact Kris Kammlah for convenient pickup for a nominal fee.
  • Car tires-City landfill
  • Cell phones-Hill Country Needs Council (each cell phone supports their mission of serving the needy) AT&T Store, Radio Shack, FBG Metal Recycling, Best Buy
  • Cell phone power adapters-AT&T Store
  • Cereal boxes-City Recycling Center. Can’t make it to City Recycling Center? Contact Kris Kammlah for convenient pickup for a nominal fee.
  • Christmas lights-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Christmas trees (curbside pickup)-City trash collection. May also be taken to City Recycling Center. Trees should be free of wire, screws, or metals of any kind.
  • Clothing-most resale shops, including Goodwill. Goodwill also takes unwearable clothing with stains, holes, etc.
  • Coat hangers, safety pins, collar stays, and plastic garment bags – Hill Country Dry Clean Supercenter
  • Computers and accessories-Goodwill, FBG Metal Recycling, Best Buy
  • Construction lumber with metal in it-City Landfill. They will not accept trusses, but they will accept all other lumber types. Then mulch the wood and sell it to the general public.
  • Cooking oil-Griffin Industries (commercial services)
  • Copper-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Dry Cleaning bags-H.E.B
  • Electronics (all electronics, except televisions)-FBG Metal Recycling
  • Farm equipment (bulldozers, tractors, plows, etc.)-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Fence wire and metal posts-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (including CFLs)-Home Depot and Hill Country Lighting Center. Lowes recycles CFLs only.
  • Glass (all colors, no separation necessary)-Nothing local at this time. Check back later for future developments.
  • Household hazardous waste: paints, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, batteries (lead acid, lithium, nickel-cadmium, and alkaline), elemental/debris mercury, aerosols, solvents, thinners, flammable/toxic liquids, antifreeze, motor oil, brake fluid, transmission fluids, oil filters, pool chemicals (oxidizers), acidic materials, caustic materials, up to 8 passenger/light truck tires (without rims)-Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for Gillespie County, held periodically. Call 830.997.7503
  • Lawn mowers, weed eaters, lawn furniture-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Leaf fallings-seasonal curbside pickup by City
  • License plates-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Machinery-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Medications (unwanted and expired) and sharps-Visit D.E.A. “Got Drugs” to learn about take backs in our area approximately twice a year. Fredericksburg Police Department hosted their most recent “Drug Take Back” on Saturday, April 27th, 10 -2 at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center.
  • Metal (all kinds from residence, farms and ranches, commercial businesses)-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash), City Landfill (many metals). Goodwill now takes metals, but does not take large appliances.
  • Newspaper sleeves-H.E.B.
  • Outer wrap-H.E.B.
  • Oil, gasoline, antifreeze and other fluids (including brake and transmission)-FBG Metal Recycling. Motor oil, transmission fluid, and gear oil-AutoZone, Engine oil and filter-Walmart Automotive
  • Packaging peanuts and bubble wrap-LT & Answering Business Services, UPS store
  • Paint-City landfill
  • Paper (computer, office, magazine, catalogs, newsprint, telephone books, and gift wrapping)-City recycling center. Can’t make it to City Recycling Center? Contact Kris Kammlah for convenient pickup for a nominal fee.
  • Paper shredding-Office Max in Kerrville (always call in advance to make sure there is storage capacity)
  • Pipe-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Plastic shopping bags-Goodwill, Walmart, H.E.B., Walgreens, and Lowes (Kerrville)
  • Plastics (PETE (#1) Plastic & HDPE (#2) only)-City Recycling Center. Can’t make it to City Recycling Center? Contact Kris Kammlah for convenient pickup for a nominal fee.
  • Plastics (#3 – 7) and just about any kind of plastic, including Styrofoam. Nothing local at this time. Check back later for future developments.
  • Prescription bottles (empty only)-H.E.B. Pharmacy
  • Satellite dishes-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Steel Cans-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Syringes (place in coffee can with lid taped shut)-regular City trash collection
  • Televisions-Goodwill, Best Buy
  • Tin cans-City Recycling Center, Can’t make it to City Recycling Center? Contact Kris Kammlah for convenient pickup for a nominal fee.
  • Tin (other)-City Landfill
  • Tree limbs & brush (curbside pickup)-City trash collection
  • Vehicles-FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Waste oil, oil filters, and antifreeze-Chassis by Zach, City landfill
  • Waste auto fluids (including transmission oil and gasoline)-Chassis by Zach
  • Wine corks and synthetic wine closures (and help fight cancer)-Spec’s Wine, Spirits, and Finer Foods
  • Wire-City Landfill, FBG Metal Recycling (will pay cash)
  • Yard waste (grass clippings, garden waste, weeds, dead plants cleaned from flower beds and gardens, twigs)—City landfill. For people who cannot drive to the landfill, the City has placed a placed a dumpster at the recycling center for dead plants, weeds, vines, and other small yard waste in the dumpster, as space is very limited. No brush, trash, or plastic bags should be placed in the dumpster.

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