The City of Shoreacres strongly encourages all
citizens to recycle.
Our recycling program gives each
of us a way to conserve landfill space by reducing the volume of waste
that is buried in the ground. It also helps us ease the burden on our
natural resources by recycling old materials such as paper into new
products. In a typical community each family generates about 60 pounds
of recoverable newspaper, cardboard, glass, plastic, tin and aluminum
THURSDAY IS RECYCLING DAY (every
Place recyclable paper, aluminum, tin, or plastic in
the bin, and set out by 7:00am on Thursday
morning. Recycling is picked up rain or shine. It's that easy!
Newspaper & Magazines.
Newspaper and magazines. No phone books.
Clear and cloudy plastic soft drink bottles and milk jugs (please
rinse, drain completely, remove caps and flatten). Any container
with the #1 or #2 recycling symbol. No plastic wrap or other
Aluminum & bi-metal (tin) cans only (please rinse, drain completely
and flatten). No foil, pie tins, aerosol cans of any type, or scrap
Glass is no longer recyclable.
For questions concerning trash service please call
Decker Dispose-All at 281.559.4939.
Dates for 2017 Are:
Feburary 2 &
March 2, 16 & 30
April 13 & 27
May 11 &
June 8 & 22
July 6 & 20
August 3, 17 &
September 14 & 28
October 12 & 26
November 9 & 23
December 7 & 21
More Trash Collection Information.
APPLIANCES, HVAC AND
Refrigerators & Freezers
Most older refrigeration equipment contains freon, a chemical known as
Chlorinated Fluorocarbon (CFC). CFCs can destroy the earth's protective
ozone coating, leading to increased risk of sunburn, cataracts, and skin
cancer for the entire population of the planet (human AND animal).
When disposing of an old refrigerator, heat pump, or
air conditioner, be sure the CFCs are safely disposed of first. This can
be accomplished by using a hauler who will perform this important
service. Be sure to ask before you let them take your old equipment
A number of international treaties, federal and state
laws govern the use of CFCs. Handlers of refrigeration equipment can get
information on laws and recycling equipment from Section 608 Refrigerant
Recycling rule at
Nickel-Cadmium rechargeable batteries (Ni-Cd) contain cadmium, a
metal that can cause blood and reproductive damage, among other
problems. These batteries are commonly used in portable telephones,
power tools, radios, video tape recorders, and laptop computers. These
batteries pose little hazard in use (the cadmium is in a stable form),
but are a danger in landfills. Batteries that contain nickel and cadmium
must be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local laws.
For detailed information on rechargeable battery
recycling requirements, click on