Public Works Dept.
Public Works Department - Recycling Containers
Harlingen Proud is a volunteer organization, whose purpose is to educate the community on the facts contributing to littering behavior, establish programs to deter littering, encourage beautification, save taxpayers money by extending the life of the area landfill through conservation and recycling measures, promote volunteerism and to provide a clean and safe environment in which to live.
City of Harlingen Recycling Containers

Jeff Lyssy - Recycling Coordinator
(956) 216 - 5300 or (956) 216 - 5301

 
                                             1006 South Commerce                                                    
       Harlingen, Texas  78550              
Hours:   M - F  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Self-Drop-Off Containers
Relocated to Commerce Site
 
4900 E Harrison Ave
Harlingen, Texas  78550
Hours:  M - F  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
            Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED IN THESE CONTAINERS:

CARDBOARD: 
Brown corrugated boxes, shoe and food boxes that are either brown or gray on the inside.  No boxes that are white on the inside or coated with a wax or plastic.

PAPER:
Newspaper, Catalogs, Magazines, Office Paper and Books. 

ALUMINUM & STEEL: 
Aluminum and Beverage/Soda Cans, no aluminum foil or single use pans.  Tin, Aerosol and Food Cans.

PLASTIC #1 & #2: 
These types of plastics have a triangle made of 3 arrows with a number 1 or 2 in the middle on the bottom of the container.  These containers include water bottles, soda bottles, sport drink bottles, juice bottles, milk jugs, vinegar bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo and body wash bottles.

Please rinse all milk bottles, food cans and soda cans with a small amount of water.  
PLEASE NOTE

USED MOTOR OIL: Can be recycled at local oil change service providers.

ELECTRONICS: Can be recycled at local stores that sell office equipment and electronics. 


WHAT CAN NOT BE RECYCLED

GASOLINE OR DIESEL EXPLOSIVES & AMMUNITION
PESTICIDE CONTAINERS PAINT CANS
GLASS OF ANY SORT                                          CFL’S 
DISPOSABLE BATTERIES                                   TIRES
STYROFOAM OR PACKING PEANUTS               PLASTIC BAGS OF ANY SORT
DIAPERS, TISSUE, TOILET PAPER
 

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