Benefits and Impacts of Recycling in Texas

Millions of Texans across the state have access to recycling programs, whether by rolling a recycling bin to the curb; bringing bottles, cans, or yard waste to a city or county drop-off station; or returning items like plastic bags to a retailer for recycling. Once recyclable items are collected, they start a journey to be sorted, processed, and eventually used as recycled material feedstock to create new products or packaging.