The city uses Single-Stream Recycling, which means that residents can place all of their recycling into the blue bins, including:
All recyclable products are to be placed at curbside no sooner than 6:00 p.m. the day before and no later than 8:00 a.m. on your regular pickup day. Early placements may be subject to a special collection fee (minimum of $50).
Replacement recycle bins may be picked up at the Public Works Administration Office located at 3826 Amherst St. A $10 bin fee may be charged depending on the number of bins issued to a home. If you have any questions regarding replacement of bins, please call (713) 662.5839.
The city currently accepts the following recyclables:
All cardboard products, cereal boxes, corrugated boxes, paper towel rolls, egg cartons, milk and juice cartons, aseptic containers (soy, wine, etc.)
Cans, bottles, baking pans, and food trays
Clear and colored glass
Glass bottles and jars
Mail, envelopes, home/office/school paper, newspapers, magazines, catalogs and telephone books
Plastic bottles, containers, lids and rigid plastic only
Plastics #1,2,3,4,5 and 7
Tin cans, empty aerosol cans and metal lids
Tops included seperately
We do not accept the following:
Food soiled cardboard
Hazardous waste (paints, tires, oil, batteries, CFLs and insecticides)
Large Scrap Metal (small sections can be disposed of with bulk waste collection)
To prepare items for recycling:
Empty all containers
Remove styrofoam, peanuts and plastic packaging
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
The city of West University Place does not operate a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility, but residents can choose 1 of 2 options to dispose of HHW. For more information about these options, visit our HHW Disposal page.
Where Can I Recycle
To find locations for various recyclables that are not accepted curbside, please visit the Earth 911 website.