Father teaching his daughter about recycling while pointing to recycle container.

Please ensure that all items are clean, dry, and empty to avoid contamination.

  • Kraft Paper
  • Dry food boxes, beer, and soda carriers
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Newspapers
  • Paperboard
  • Chipboard
  • Junk mail and inserts
  • Aluminum, Bi-metal, and Steel Cans
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Glass (all colors)
  • Legal Pad Paper
  • Letterhead/Stationary/Manilla Folders
  • Magazines
  • Paper (white and colored, also with staples and paperclips is acceptable)
  • Phone Books/Paperback Books
  • Plastics (Number 1 through Number 7 are accepted except Number 6, it is not necessary to remove bottle caps from your plastic bottles)
  • Post-It Notes
  • Ammunition
  • Batteries
  • Candy Wrappers
  • Carbon Paper
  • Cardboard contaminated by food/grease
  • Ceramics
  • Chip Bags
  • Clothing or Toys
  • Floor Sweepings
  • Food or Beverage Waste
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste – Bandages, lancets, surgical gloves, syringes/needles
  • Non-Paper Packing Material
  • Pizza boxes (they contain food residue/grease)
  • Plastic Packaging Wrap
  • Plastic Grocery Bags (These can be taken to most local grocery stores)
  • Polystyrene (AKA Styrofoam; i.e. coffee cups, take out containers, foam packaging, and packing peanuts)
  • Tissue Products
  • Tires
  • Tyvek Envelopes
  • Yard Waste

Curbside Recycling Update

Since October 26, 2023, regular curbside recycling resumed following a fire at the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) that services League City. The MRF was non-operational for a few weeks but has been running as normal since the end of October 2023. 

Acceptable Recycling Bins

Residents are provided with a 48-gallon closed-top, wheeled cart for recycling. Recyclable items should be placed directly in the cart and not bagged. Residents may also place recyclables in clear or clear blue, plastic recycling bags and place directly on the curb. These can be purchased at a local hardware or discount store. If you need a recycling cart, please email AmeriWaste or call 281-585-3200.

NOTE: Recycle carts are to be used for recyclable materials only, and they remain the sole property of AmeriWaste. When moving from a residence, the recycle cart shall remain at the address to which it was delivered.

Pickup Days

Please check your designated recycle pickup date by entering your address in our interactive map.

Recycling Dos and Don’ts

Do Recycle

  • Loose paper, newspaper, junk mail, and magazines
  • Flattened cardboard boxes
  • Emptied and rinsed aluminum and steel cans
  • Emptied and rinsed glass bottles and jars
  • Emptied and rinsed plastic water and soda bottles

Don’t Recycle

  • Plastic bags of any kind
  • Unbroken down boxes (please flatten boxes so they can be recycled)
  • Recyclable items with food waste on/in them (including pizza boxes)
  • Styrofoam
  • Metal items (car parts, pots/pans, and clothes hangers)

Recycling FAQ

Read some frequently asked questions about curbside recycling in League City.

Got Plastic Bags?

Plastic bags should not be placed in your recycle bin. Local grocers, including H-E-B, have plastic bag receptacles where you can safely recycle them. Watch the video to learn more.