Recycling Center

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Abilene Recycling Center - Public Outreach and Education Program

This month at the Abilene Recycling Center, we chipped a full semi-truck load of baled corrugated cardboard and one of baled magazines and office paper.

You might wonder when you drop off your office type paper, what happens to it.

As far as the 3 general forms of paper that we accept, office paper is considered the best quality. We often receive shredded documents from local businesses.

Currently, when these bales of office paper leave Abilene, they are first shipped to a warehouse in Kansas City where they are consolidated with more bales of the same make-up and then these go to Georgia-Pacific Company in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Then your office paper is processed into paper towels, hand towels and toilet paper. These products and then distributed under the Kirkland label at Costco Stores. 

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

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


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