Acceptable Items

Items We Accept at the Recycling Center

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

  • Corrugated Cardboard & Pressed Chipboard (Cereal boxes, legal pad backings, etc)
  • Aluminum
  • 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.

**Changes to Acceptable Items Beginning November 1, 2021**

Due to a global decline in the recycling industry in 2019 and discovering a lot of recyclables were being disposed of in landfills, the City of Fredericksburg Recycling Center was forced to limit the types of materials it accepted from its customers.  Today, the City is happy to announce it will begin accepting mixed paper/magazines/newsprint and mixed plastics #1 and #2 once again on Monday, November 1, 2021.


Beginning November 1st, materials accepted for recycling purposes at the Recycling Center will be aluminum, tin cans, cardboard, mixed paper/magazines/newsprint, and mixed plastics #1 and #2. #1 plastics, commonly referred to as PET or PETE, include salad dressing bottles and other food and drink containers.  #2 plastics, commonly referred to as HDPE, include milk jugs, detergent bottles, or shampoo bottles.  Paper and cardboard items should not be wet or soiled.  As the Recycling Center is not a single stream recycling facility and space is limited, materials will only be accepted for processing if separated into these categories.


A cardboard bailer is available for commercial customers during regular business hours.