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City of Victoria Environmental Services


700 Main Center, Ste. 113
Victoria, Texas, 77901
Phone: 361-485-3230
Fax: 361-485-3226

Email: environmentalservices@victoriatx.org


The City of Victoria is committed to helping maintain a healthy environment for current and future generations by offering recycling services to residents. Recycling is the process of collecting, sorting, cleaning, treating, restoring and converting materials that would otherwise become solid waste and part of a landfill. Recycling helps keep disposal costs down while preserving natural resources and protecting the air, soil and groundwater.

Curbside Recycling Available to City Residents

The curbside residential recycling Program officially started in February 2012. Recycling is collected every other week. There are 10 recycling routes/areas and recycling will be collected on a different day from residents' normal trash pick-up.

The curbside recycling program is only available at this time for residential customers. Future plans to expand the program to include businesses and apartment complexes are being discussed.

What Day of the Week Will Recycling be Picked-Up from My Household?

Recycling is picked-up every other week on residents' assigned pick-up day. To find out your recycling collection day, click here. Just look for your address to determine the day of the week your recycling will be picked-up.

Holiday schedule

Recycling Carts collection days for the following scheduled holidays:

Thanksgiving Day scheduled pick up will be Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Day scheduled pick up will be Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's Day scheduled pick up will be Saturday, January 4, 2014

Recycling carts should be placed by the curb by 7 am.

  • The week after Thanksgiving & New Year's, all routes will run as normal.
  • To ensure your holiday trash is collected, please follow all the rules. 


Garbage Carts collection day for the following scheduled holiday:

Thanksgiving Day scheduled pick up will be Wednesday November 27, 2013.

  • The week after Thanksgiving & New Year's, all routes will run as normal.

Garbage carts should be placed by the curb by 7 am.

  • The week after Christmas, no yard waste will be collected, however, we will collect additional Christmas trash beginning on Thursday, December, 26 2013 through Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Please make sure any additional trash is placed at least five (5) feet away from grey city issued cart (s) for collection.
  • To ensure your holiday trash is collected, please follow all the rules. 

What can you Recycle?

The single-stream recycling program allows residents to mix recyclable paper, plastic, metals, cardboard and glass in one bin. A sticker will also be posted on each recycling container for easy reference.

The following are examples of items that will not be accepted: Styrofoam, electronics, ceramics, dishes, yard waste, motor oil containers, light bulbs, hazardous waste, window glass, mirrors and trash.

Collection Guidelines

- Place your recycling at the curb on collection day no later that 7 am. Place cart in the same place as the regular automated garbage cart, 5 feet from other carts, vehicles and other obstacles.

- Ensure the lid of the recycling cart is completely closed at time of collection.

- Remove contents from recyclables and rinse all containers before placing them in the recycling cart.

- Flatten cardboard boxes before placing them into the recycling cart.

Curbside Recycling FAQs

For a list of frequently asked questions about the City of Victoria's Curbside Recycling Program, click here.

Waste Management Recycle Center

The Waste Management Recycle Center accepts single stream recycling from City of Victoria residents.  

Address: 809 N. George St.

Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturday from 9AM-1PM

(361) 578-3666

View Map of Recycling Center Here

Commercial Recycling Information is available on Waste Management's website.

For Victoria County Recycling Center Information Click here


Victoria Kids Recycle

Victoria Kids Recycle is an educational paper recycling program for all elementary schools in the Victoria Independent School District. The program started Fall 2007 from a joint grant funded by Lyondell Bassell and Waste Management, with in-kind program support provided from the City of Victoria.

The Program aims to increase positive environmental behaviors among students, parents, and educators in the Victoria area by serving as a community resource for information and amenities.

Related Links

Earth 911

Golden Crescent Recycling

Preserve Products



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