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
  • Newspaper
  • Old Magazines
  • Sorted Office Paper / Bond Paper
  • Mixed Plastics #1 and #2
#1 Plastics (PET or PETE) include salad dressing bottles and other food and drink containers
#2 Plastics (HDPE) include milk jugs, detergent bottles and shampoo bottles

To Help Make Your Trip Quick and Easy & For the Safety of Our Recycling Staff:


  • Cardboard should be broken down flat to insure there are no contents left inside. 
  • Plastic bottles should be completely empty.  
  • 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.
  • 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.