Richardson’s annual Blue Bag letter has been mailed to all residents, offering the opportunity to redeem it for two rolls of blue recycling bags (52 bags total). These letters are distributed annually during the spring season and hope to inspire the community to actively participate in recycling. The City Council is dedicated to championing recycling and encourages everyone to utilize the free bags to contribute to our shared community goal to increase recycling participation.

Through the Blue Bag Program, residents can conveniently combine all their recyclable materials into a single bag, which can then be placed out for weekly pickup service.

Residents may redeem their letter for two rolls of blue bags at the following locations:

  • City Hall, 2360 Campbell Creek Blvd., Suite 525
  • City Hall Annex, 2360 Campbell Creek Blvd., Suite 550
  • Heights Recreation Center, 711 W. Arapaho Rd.
  • Huffhines Recreation Center, 200 N. Plano Rd.
  • Library, 2360 Campbell Creek Blvd., Suite 500
  • Service Center, 1260 Columbia Dr.

Where To Recycle

Recycling collection points for each home are the same as the regular trash collection points, which is usually in the alley. To ensure proper collection, flatten cardboard boxes, and place empty, clean and dry recyclables out by 7 a.m. On rainy days, please do not set out cardboard or newspaper (that is not in a blue bag).

What to Recycle

Learn about all the items you can recycle or compost including plastic containers, corrugated cardboard and newspapers at Items include:

  • Plastic containers
  • Aluminum, steel and tin containers
  • Glass bottles and containers
  • Newspapers and mixed papers
  • Wax-coated paper drink containers
  • Pots and pans
  • Corrugated cardboard and boxboard

Recycling Drop-off Center

Westside Pump Station, 101 N. Cottonwood Dr. (Cottonwood Drive and Belt Line Road) The City of Richardson has a drop-off recycling center that is open to Richardson residents 7 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week. This center provides a place for all Richardson residents to recycle, even if they live in an area served by the blue bag “curbside” program.

Recycling Vending Machine

Blue recycling bags are also available for purchase through vending machines located at the Municipal Court, Fire Station 3, Fire Station 6 and Service Center.

Pricing for Blue Bags:
Blue Bag, 30 gallon, 1.5 mils – 26 Count Roll