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November 2, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Details:
All vehicles must be in line by 12 p.m. to participate in Allen Recycles Day. A City of Allen vehicle with a lighted sign will enter the back of the line at 12 p.m. to signify the event is closed.
Allen City Hall
305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
Free to all City of Allen water utility customers
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Allen Recycles Day

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Clean out clutter at Allen Recycles Day! We pair donations with organizations using your items to help people in Collin County and around the world!

What to Bring
To participate, you’ll need:
  • A current City of Allen water bill
  • A drivers license with a name and address that matches the name/address on your utility bill
All participants must enter the event from the south by turning on Century Parkway from Bethany Drive. No one is allowed to enter the event from McDermott Drive.

If you’re only bringing electronics, cardboard and/ or shredding, turn right on Butler Drive to enter Zone 2. If you have other items, proceed straight on Century Parkway to Zone 1.

If you need to visit both zones, stop by Zone 1 first to drop off donations and/ or medications. You’ll get a fast pass to access Zone 2.

When you arrive at the event, stay in your vehicle. Volunteers will help you unload.
Directional map of Allen Recycles Day drop-off locations
Zone 1 Accepted Items (City Hall Parking Lot)
Pack similar items (books, clothing, household goods) together to reduce the time volunteers spend sorting.

Allen High Noon Lions Club

  • Prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Unopened, unexpired prescription contact lenses
Allen Animal Shelter
  • Pet products, toys & carriers
  • Unexpired pet food, supplements & medical dips
  • Laundry detergent & towels
  • Gently-used sport and athletic shoes
Re-Cycles McKinney
  • Bicycles, tricycles and bike accessories
Salvation Army
  • Gently-used furniture (no mattresses)
  • Household goods
  • Clean, bagged clothing & accessories
  • Books & DVDs
  • Toys
  • Working televisions/electronics (no “tube”/rear projection TVs or monitors)
  • Walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, crutches
  • Shower chairs, tub transfer benches, IV poles
Medication Disposal
Separate medication disposals from all other items and keep them in the front seat for easy unloading. (Only qualified workers may handle these.) Drop-offs are anonymous
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Sharps
Zone 2 Accepted Items (Butler Drive behind City Hall)
IER Electronics Recycling
Participants are responsible for removing all data from devices prior to disposal. No “tube” or rear-projection TVs or computer monitors.
  • Flat-screen TVs and computer monitors
  • Computer towers
  • Laptops & tablets
  • Printers & ink cartridges
  • Copy/fax machines
  • Answering machines
  • Computer accessories
  • Clean, empty and flattened cardboard boxes
Secure On-Site Shredding
Remove all binders and clips before disposal.
  • Personal documents Limit 5 file-sized boxes or 5 kitchen-sized (12-16 gallon) plastic trash bags.
Not Accepted
Bulk trash, metals and loose brush are not accepted at Allen Recycles Day. Instead, schedule a convenient curbsite pickup with CWD - no need to haul it yourself!

Bulk Trash and Metals
Free monthly curbside pickup is available! Call CWD at 972.392.9300 (option 2) to schedule.

Up to four auto tires may be taken to the Custer Road Transfer Station (9901 Custer Road, Plano) for disposal. Must show current City of Allen utility bill and drivers license with matching address to access facility.

Allen offers free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection for items such as household chemicals, pool and lawn chemicals, cooking oil, auto fluids and auto batteries. For a full list or to schedule online, visit You may also schedule collection by contacting Community Services at 214.509.3100.

Loose Brush
Schedule free monthly curbsde collection of loose brush by calling CWD at 972.392.9300 (option 2).

Auto batteries, rechargeable/lithium ion batteries and button batteries are accepted in Allen’s HHW program (see “Chemicals”). Regular batteries (9 volt, AA, etc.) may be thrown in the trash.

Home Improvement Waste
Remodeling materials must be taken to the 121 Regional Disposal Facility (3820 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Melissa, TX 75454) Must show current City of Allen utility bill and drivers license with matching address to access facility.