Recycling Center

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You Can Make a Difference"

Abilene Recycling Center - Public Outreach and Education Program

You might ask, "Should I save my glass bottles and jars to recycle?"

In the United States, about 1/3 of all container glass is recycled. About 80% of recovered glass containers are made into new glass containers. It happens quickly. The glass bottles you bring and drop off at the Recycling Center can be processed and back on your store shelf in as little as 30 days.

Glass can be recycled endlessly.

For every 6 tons of recycled glass used in making new containers, carbon dioxide discharge is reduced by one ton.

Other uses for recycled glass are fiberglass insulation, furnace filters and glass beads that are used for pavement markings.

Window glass and ovenware/Pyrex glass should not be mixed with container glass.

Last year the Abilene Recycling Center received and processed 72,000 pounds of glass.

Public Works Employees load and haul the crushed glass to Stutzman Recycling in South Hutchinson, Kansas.

General Information

The Recycling Center, located at 1210 NW 8th Street, accepts a variety of recyclable products and also accepts yard waste for processing compost. 

The City of Abilene has operated the Recycling Center since 1994 and teamed up with OCCK in 2010 for contract labor to operate the center. The City of Abilene continues to maintain the building, equipment, as well as coordinating all the recyclable shipments. 

The City of Abilene and OCCK would like to remind residents to make every effort to properly sort their recyclable items, prior to arriving at the Recycling Center.  


Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm


The Recycling Center will be CLOSED on 

Saturday, December 24th


The Recycling Center will CLOSE at 2:00 p.m. on 

Saturday, December 31st.


*Brush & limbs may be taken on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.*


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