Environmental Collection Center
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Special Collections Hours for Household Chemical and Electronics Disposal and Reuse Center:
Tuesdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 3 p.m.
Fast Lane Fridays (with an appointment): 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Operating Hours are subject to change without notice in the case of inclement weather for the safety of workers and visitors.
Through the TCEQ permit, the Environmental Collection Center's Household Chemical and Electronics Disposal and Reuse is only open Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. City of Frisco Environmental Services cannot accept chemicals or electronics outside of our special hours. Disposing of these items improperly is considered illegal dumping. Please visit our center during the Household Chemical Disposal's hours of operation.
Special Item Recycling
Each special item has its own guidelines, please read and follow the guidelines.
Flatten, remove all debris (including Styrofoam and packing paper), place in the trailer labeled Cardboard Only.
Gently used clothing and shoes are collected by Medina Children's Home for reuse.
TURN offers quick and easy composting every other Friday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. At $20/month, you can recycle your food waste and reduce emissions from landfills with a Turn bucket. Sign up online to get started.
Only household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc.) batteries go into the receptacle for batteries.
Cooking Oil / Motor Oil
Empty your container of oil into the corresponding container. Liquid cooking oil only, no solid grease. For motor oil, use precaution when transporting flammable liquids.
Plastic Bags and Film
Empty and clean plastic grocery bags, shrink wrap, and bubble wrap. Not suitable for freezer bags, opaque shipping bags, snack bags, or bags with multiple layers of materials.
Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
When you press on the foam it should break into flakes, if it springs back, or does not squish easily, it is not a recyclable type of foam. Recyclable foam can be placed in the trailer marked styrofoam.
During normal operating hours, the Environmental Collection Center accepts basic, mixed recycling in the painted dumpsters. Mixed recycling is available to the public following the same guidelines as the curbside recycling (blue cart) program in Frisco. Please refer to the Recycle/ Don't Recycle lists for more information.
Used Boxes For Sale
Used cardboard moving boxes are sold at the Environmental Services offices Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm at discounted prices (PDF). Box sales are first come, first serve and the box sizes are subject to change based on what we receive in good condition. We try to restock our warehouse regularly to offer a good selection. All sales are final, please bring a vehicle large enough to accommodate the size and quantity of boxes you plan to purchase.
Household Chemical Disposal
For items that require specialty disposal or recycling please visit our Household Chemical Disposal Center.
- Tuesdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 3 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 6 p.m.
- Thursdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 3 p.m.
- Fast Lane Fridays (with an appointment): 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Electronics: Computers, Televisions, Computer Accessories, Monitors, Cell phones, Tablets, etc.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): Paint, Pesticides, Chemicals, Batteries, Light Bulbs, etc.
Metal Appliances: Ovens, Dryers, Washer, Microwaves, Dishwashers, etc.
Appliances with Freon ($40 Freon extraction fee): Refrigerators, Wine Coolers, Water Coolers, Freezers, etc.
A paper and document shredding service (via a private shredding company) is available for a charge on the second Saturday of each month at the Environmental Collection Center from 8 a.m. until Noon All items are securely shredded on site.
Free Compost (Seasonally)
Lawn trimmings collected from the city's curbside recycling program are made into Texas Pure compost.
Free compost is available seasonally - the first Saturday of the month at the Environmental Collection Center. This compost is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis (while supplies last, limit 2 bags per vehicle). To confirm whether or not compost will be available on Saturday, please contact Environmental Services ahead-of-time at 972-292-5900.