Local Recycling Facilities

The Woodlands Recycling Center

Address: 5402 Research Forest Drive, behind the Bear Branch Recreation Center
Hours: Wednesday   4 to 7 p.m.
             Saturday       9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone: This facility does not have a phone onsite. 

If you have questions about this facility, please contact the Township's mainline 281-210-3800 during regular office business hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or email enviro@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov. 

Accepted Materials:
  • Cans - aluminum and steel  
  • Cardboard – flattened  
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Paper – assorted and clean  
  • Plastic Containers – #1-5 and 7 only
  • Yard Waste – Lawn clippings, leaves, branches
    • Tree branches and limbs (Trimmed to 6 feet in length and no larger than 6 inches in diameter)
    • Grass clippings, leaves and prunings
      • May be loose or bagged in certified compostable bags (ASTM-6400)
      • No plastic bags

Do you have odd items such as Styrofoam, plastic bags, batteries or light bulbs?

Download the
Recycle More Guide
for a list of  all local recycling opportunities.

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Guidelines To ensure items are recycled, materials must be separated into the correct container.

  • ONLY INCLUDE ACCEPTED MATERIALS. All other materials are contaminants - they reduce the value of the acceptable materials and will not get recycled.
  • Do not throw bags in the containers. Empty them and dispose of the bags in the trash or take them to a grocery store for proper recycling.
  • Empty and rinse all jars and containers.
  • Only recycle clean paper and cardboard with no food residue or grease.
  • Flatten cardboard boxes.
  • No #6 plastics or Styrofoam

Precinct 3 Recycling Facility – Montgomery County Residents Only

Address: 1122 Pruitt Road, Spring, TX 77380
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  Closed 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Phone: 281-367-7283
Website: http://www.precinct3.org/recycling/

Accepted Materials:

  • Cans - aluminum and steel 
  • Cartons – soup, milk and juice; place with paper
  • Cardboard – flattened 
  • Glass bottles and jars – separate colors
  • Paper – assorted and clean 
  • Plastic Containers – #1-7
  • Styrofoam – clean only 
  • Yard Waste – Bagged leaves and trimmings
  • Batteries  
  • Plastic Bags and films – grocery bags and case wraps
  • Electronics – fees apply 
  • Scrap metal – appliances and miscellaneous items
  • Tires Construction debris - wood and other landfill items – fees apply

Household Chemicals & Hazardous Waste – Collected every Wednesday and the third Saturday of the month. $10 per 0-5 gallons of materials. Some fees may apply for select items. For a complete list of accepted materials and pricing, please visit their website at https://precinct3.org/recycling/.

Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal -Harris County Residents Only

Address: 6900 Hahl Rd, Houston, TX 77040
Hours: Drop-off is by appointment only. 
Phone: 346-286-4299
WebsiteHarris County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Accepted Materials:

  • Aerosols - except for Freon and mace  
  • Automobile products - such as gas and motor oil
  • Batteries - up to car-battery size  
  • Light bulbs - compact fluorescents and tubes
  • Oils - fats and grease  
  • Paints
  • Fire extinguishers    
  • Household cleaners
  • Chemicals – pool, fertilizers and pesticides 
  • Propane cylinders
  • Tires - up to five per visit      
  • Thermometers - items containing mercury                                  

There are no fees for these items. This location only accepts materials from residents of Harris County. For a complete list of accepted materials and updates on hours, visit their website at www.eng.hctx.net/Consultants/Household-Hazardous/Household-Hazardous-Waste .

Other Recycling Opportunities

Other items such as Styrofoam, light bulbs, plastic bags and more
Although some items cannot be recycled in our curbside carts, there are other local options. Check out The Woodlands Recycle More Guide for an updated list of opportunities.

Looking for a service project or way to recycle a large quantity of a unique item?
Check out TerraCycle.  TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." Many programs include free shipping and offer incentives in the form of points that can be converted to donations to local organizations. Simply choose a waste stream such as toothbrushes, pens, coffee capsules, aerosol cans, cigarette butts or candy wrappers to collect. When you’ve filled a box, print their shipping label and send it to TerraCycle.

If you or your organization collects a specific item for recycling or a reuse project, let us know! Contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800 or enviro@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov to include your collection in the Recycle More Guide or at the 3R Bazaar recycle event in November.