Galveston Recycle Center

The Galveston Recycle Center accepts recycled materials 24-7. Staff is available to assist between 8 AM and 4:45 PM. Residents are required to provide proof of residency (example: Driver's License) to deposit tires or oils.

Contact us by emailing

Please use this as your resource for what may and may not be recycled. 

List of Galveston Recycle Center Do's

List of Galveston Recycle Center Don'ts

Curbside Recycling Schedule

Recycling Pop-up Events

Over the next several months, the City of Galveston’s will host bimonthly recycling events to make recycling easier for residents.

The recycling division is hosting pop-up events on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The second Saturday will be held on the West End at Fire Station #7, 3902 Buccaneer Blvd, and the fourth Saturday will be held on the East End in the public works parking lot, 2828 Market Street. 

The division will accept cardboard, bottled glass, and e-waste. Due to storage constraints, they’re unable to accept paper, plastic, oil or tires at these targeted recycling events. 

As always, residents are able to drop off recycling goods daily at the Galveston Recycling Center, 702 61st Street. 

We invite residents to join us at these recycling events, scheduled from now through December!


Home Collection

The City of Galveston offers monthly home collection of recyclables to elderly and disabled residents. To register for this service please, call 409-797-3630 or email public works. Please fill out the application for in-yard service for the Elderly or Handicap residents here. Upon receipt and approval of the application – the resident will be delivered a 14-gallon blue bin at no charge to the resident.  The bin, while not large, will assist in identifying the recyclables from regular trash.

Clean-up events

The City of Galveston hosted several spring clean-up events through April and May. During two Saturday events, the recycling center shredded and processed 8.575 tons of paper.

Shred Day totals

Learn more about recycling and our department by checking out our video playlist. 

  1. Recycling Center

    Physical Address
    702 61st Street
    Galveston, TX 77551

    Phone: 409-797-3958

    Monday - Sunday
    8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    Now offering 24-hour drop-off!

Galveston Recycle Center