Waste & Recycle

***Recycling Service is now offered every other week.  Please see the updated trash and recycling schedule.***

We Recycle

Recycling, it’s never been easier! Recycling has changed over the past years, simplifying the process so that everyone can take part. Recyclable materials do not need to be stored, just placed in your recycle cart. All of the recycling efforts are adding up to thousands and thousands of new products made of recycled materials. 

Recycling conserves natural resources, saves landfill space, and saves energy. Recycling improves our environment, our quality of life and our planet’s future.

Blue Recycling Carts

Both the City of Pilot Point and waste connections encourage you to recycle by placing recyclable materials in your blue recycle cart. The cart should be placed at the edge of the driveway at the road with the lid completely closed with the handle facing the residence. Parked vehicles and other obstacles should be at least 2 feet from the cart, these obstacles include: 

  • Cable boxes
  • Electrical boxes
  • Fences
  • Gas meters
  • Etc.


Pickup occurs on the Wednesday and Thursday of the first full week of each month, and the third full week of each month. To see exact dates view the Recycling Calendar (PDF).

Residents north of Main Street are collected on Wednesdays, and residents south of Main Street are collected on Thursdays.

Recyclable Items

This includes:

Aluminum & Tin

Food or beverage cans. No Aerosol cans, no aluminum foil, and no paint cans.


Brown and white cardboard of any kind.

Glass (all colors)

Recycle beverages and food containers only. 

Do not save: 

  • Auto glass
  • Ceramics
  • China
  • Light bulbs 
  • Television tubes
  • Window glass


All paper including:

  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Phone books
  • Shredded paper


Plastics: Number 1 through Number 5 and Number 7 are now being collected. No Styrofoam.

(No hazardous household waste.)