Solid Waste Management Department

Carton Recycling Program

Carton Recycling

The City of HOUSTON accepts cartons for recycling!


Cartons can be recycled curbside or at your nearest drop-off center. At the curb, simply place empty cartons in the appropriate recycling bin for collection along with your paper, plastic, metal, and glass. At your drop-off center, please place cartons in the paper container.


The bales of recycled cartons are shipped to paper mills, where cartons are mixed with water in a gigantic blender to extract all the paper fiber. These recycled carton paper fibers are a valuable resource for making products such as recycled paper products and even building materials.

Carton Council
For more information on how cartons are
recycled, visit www.RecycleCartons.com