**NOTE: This was originally published in 2015 and things have since changed! Please contact the city for verification on current recycling programs–Recycling materials may be dropped off at the Waste Connections Transfer Station. Residence pickup is unconfirmed at this time. We do our best to update with info, but it may change before we can update!**
Great news for residents of Palestine, Texas! The recycling program is here! This is such an easy way to do your part and make a difference in the environment and will have a long-term effect on the cost of trash service–the more that gets recycled, the longer the landfill will last until it gets full, which saves us all some green! Get the details below to start participating:
UPDATE: Pickup appears to have been suspended–not sure if/when it will resume.Recycling materials may be dropped off at the Waste Connections Transfer Station. Check HERE for City updates.
Recycle pickup is on Wednesdays. Your recycle bin must be placed at the curb (or wherever your usual trash pickup is placed) by 7am. Pickup is made by Progressive Waste Services.
There is no additional charge for recycling, as long as you have an active City Water / Trash utility account. It is included in your trash bill.
If you do not have a City Water / Trash account, recyclables can be dropped off at the City of Palestine Transfer Station located on Anderson County Road 3695. Drop off hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 8am-Noon. Unsure if there are fees.
Commercial accounts are eligible for a recycle dumpster. Call 903-731-8400 (option 1) to request your dumpster. Additional fees do apply for the commercial dumpster. The other recycling requirements are the same for residential and commercial, as well as having the same Wednesday pickup.
Go by the water department at city hall during business hours to pickup your recycling bin (504 N. Queen Street, Palestine, TX) or call 903-731-8400. The city has to add your address to the pickup list, even if you are using your own bin, so be sure to let them know you are participating, either way. Then, start getting into the habit of putting the recyclable items into the recycle bin! Recycling reduces landfill fees, reduces space needed in the landfill and helps the environment.
I know that my recycle bin will be filled with Dr. Pepper cans! Haha! What can I say…I’m a Texan, through and through! Enjoy the recycling!