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.


**Changes to Acceptable Items Beginning October 1, 2019**


Due to a global decline in the recycling industry and the financial impact it has on the City budget, the City of Fredericksburg Recycling Center will soon be limiting the types of materials it will be accepting from its customers.

Beginning on October 1, 2019, the only materials accepted for recycling purposes at the Recycling Center will be aluminum, tin cans, and cardboard.  A grace period will be offered from October 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019, where other materials brought to the Recycling Center will be disposed of in an on-site dumpster and deposited into the Sanitary Landfill.  On December 1, 2019, only aluminum, tin cans, and cardboard will be accepted at the Recycling Center.  All other materials will be denied.