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The City’s Curbside Recycling Program makes it easy and convenient to recycle each week. But what about recyclables that don’t belong or fit in your Little Blue recycling bin?  Here's a handy list of places to take certain items, such as automotive items, batteries, electronics and more.

Note: As of April, 2018, Goodwill Industries in Oklahoma City is no longer accepting recyclable goods, including cardboard and Styrofoam, They do still accept clothing, furniture, small household appliances and similar items. 

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Air Filters

Quick Stop & Oil Change, 8324 Candlewood Dr. 

Aluminum Cans

Absoloot Recycling, 3308 NE 10th St., (405) 427-8295
C&J Metal 1905 S Eastern Ave., (405) 672-2414
Corrugated Services 7216 S Bryant Ave.. (405) 672-1695
Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Derickebourg Recyclers 100 N Bath Ave., (405) 239-7144
Goodwill Industries any metro area drop-off location, (405) 236-4451
Homeland – check with your metro area stores
Integrity Metals 1101 E Reno Ave., (405) 235-2424
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599
Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077
Target – check with your metro area stores

Aluminum – Scrap

Absoloot Recycling 3308 NE 10th St., (405) 427-8295
C&J Metal 1905 S Eastern Ave., (405) 672-2414
Derickebourg Recyclers 100 N Bath Ave., (405) 239-7144
Metal Check Recycler SE 57th St. and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916
Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077
Standard Iron and Metal 1501 E Reno Ave., (405) 232-4216

Appliances - Large

Best Buy – Haul Away/Pick Up Program – contact your local store for information.
Goodwill Industries -all metro area Goodwill stores*Check with your local appliance dealers

Applicances - Small / Household

Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores* 

Auto Body

Derickebourg Recyclers 100 N Bath Ave., (405) 239-7144

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Batteries- Car  

Check with your local metro area automotive service/parts stores
Batteries + Bulbs -- contact your metro area store
Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077
Walmart – check with your metro area stores

Batteries – Rechargeable

AT&T Wireless Stores – check with your metro area store
Batteries + Bulbs – check with your metro area stores
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*
Lowes Home Improvement Stores – check with your metro area stores
Office Depot – check with your metro area stores
Radio Shack – check with your metro area stores 
Red Earth Recycling 923 SW 4th St.
Staples Office Supplies – check with your metro area stores*
Verizon Stores– check with your metro area stores
Westlake Hardware – check with your metro area stores

Batteries

Absoloot Recycling 3308 NE 10th St., (405) 427-8295 
Batteries + Bulbs – check with your metro area stores
C&J Metal 1905 S Eastern Ave., (405) 672-2414
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – all metro area Goodwill Stores*
Integrity Metals 1101 E Reno Ave., (405) 235-2424
Lowes Home Improvement Stores – check with your metro area stores
Office Depot – check with your metro area stores
Radio Shack – check with your metro area stores
Standard Iron and Metal 1501 E Reno Ave., (405) 232-4216
Westlake Hardware – check with your metro area stores

Blu Ray Players

Goodwill through Dell Reconnect – all metro area Goodwill Stores*
Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*

Books-Hardback

Goodwill Industries -all metro area Goodwill stores*
Metro Libraries -- any metro drop-off location (405) 606-3763 

Book-Paperback

Goodwill Industries -all metro area Goodwill stores*
Metro Libraries -- any metro area drop-off location, (405) 606-3763

Boxes 

Check with your local mailing stores
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Boxes – Food

Soiled boxes such as pizza or to-go containers are not accepted.

Brass

Absoloot Recycling 3308 NE 10th St.., (405) 427-8295
C&J Metal 1905 S Eastern Ave., (405) 672-2414
Derickebourg Recyclers 100 N Bath Ave., (405) 239-7144
Metal Check Recycler SE 57th Street and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916
Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077

Brown Paper Bags

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (405) 809-4599

Bubble Wrap

Check with your local mailing stores

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Cables and Cords

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Staples – check with your metro area stores*

Cardboard

Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Car Tags

Integrity Metals 1101 E Reno Ave., (405) 235-2424

Catalogs

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

CDs

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores

Cell Phones

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores
Derickebourg Recyclers 100 N Bath Ave., (405) 239-7144
Lowes Home Improvement Stores – check with your metro area stores
Most metro area cell phone service providers
PaceButler – 5915 NW 23rd St., (405) 755-3131 (Buys cell phones, iPads & aircards)
Staples Office Supply – check with your metro area stores*

CFLs

Batteries + Bulbs -- check with your metro area stores
Home Depot – check with your metro area stores
Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores – check with your metro area stores

Clothes

Check with your local consignment shop, charities, shelters, churches and thrift stores.

Computer Monitors

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077

Cooking Oil

Red Earth Recycling 923 SW 4th St.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility 3738 SW 15th St., (405) 682-7038

Copper

Absoloot Recycling 3308 NE 10th St., (405) 427-8295
C&J Metal 1905 S Eastern Ave., (405) 672-2414
Derickebourg Recyclers 100 N Bath Ave., (405) 239-7144
Metal Check Recycler SE 57th Street and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916
Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077
Standard Iron and Metal 1501 E Reno Ave., (405) 232-4216

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated Services 7216 S Bryant Ave., (405) 672-1695
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

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Digital Cameras

Staples Office Supply – check with your metro area stores*

DVD Players 

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*

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Electronic Scrap

Batteries + Bulbs -- check with your metro area stores
Recyclers of Oklahoma -- 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077

E- Waste

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores
PaceButler – 5915 NW 23rd St., (405) 755-3131 (Buys cell phones, iPads & aircards)

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Fans – small

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Charities and churches

Fax Machines

Fishing Line

Academy Sporting Goods – check with your metro area stores

Florescent Light Bulbs

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility -- 1621 S Portland Ave., (405) 682-7038

Foam Pad

Taylor Foam/PS Foam -- 370 N Rockwell Ave., (405) 787-5811

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Gaming Consoles
Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*

Glass

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

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Hangers and Dry Cleaner Bags

Check with your metro area dry cleaners

Hard Drives

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility 1621 S Portland Ave., (405) 682-7038 

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Ink Jet Cartridges – Empty

Target – check with your metro area stores
Walgreens – check with your metro area stores

Ink Jet Cartridges – Full

Target – check with your metro area stores
Walgreens – check with your metro area stores

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Plastic Juice Cartons

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers

Junk Mail

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

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Keyboards – Wired or Wireless

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*
Staples - check with your metro area stores*

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Lead

Batteries + Bulbs -- check with your metro area stores
Metal Check Recycler SE 57th Street and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916

Linens, Blankets, Fleece Blankets, Towels, etc.

Local homeless shelters, YWCA and animal welfare organizations

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Magazines

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Medications -- No liquids, syringes or inhalers

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department 201 N Shartel Ave. 
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department MWC Substation SE 29th Street & Midwest Boulevard

Metal – Cans

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Integrity Metals 1101 E Reno Ave., (405) 235-2424
Metal Check Recycler SE 57th Street and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Metal – Scrap

Derickebourg Recyclers 100 N Bath Ave., (405) 239-7144
Metal Check Recycler SE 57th Street and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916

Mice – Wired or Unwired

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*
Staples – check with your metro area stores*

Mixed Paper

Corrugated Services 7216 S Bryant Ave., (405) 672-1695
Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

MP3 Players

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*

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Newspaper

Central Oklahoma Humane Society 7500 N Western Ave., (405) 286-1229
Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

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Office Electronics

Staples – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*

Oil – Used

Check with your local metro area automotive service/parts stores
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility 3738 SW 15th St., (405) 682-7038

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Paint

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility 3738 SW 15th St., (405) 682-7038

Pallets

IFCO 2211 S May Ave., (405) 681-8113

Paper – Office

Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599
United States Post Office – check the lobby of your local post office

Paper – Shredded

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Mailing Stores – check with your local mailing store 

PDAs

Staples – check with your metro area stores

Phone Books

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Plastics 1-6

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599
Target – check with your metro area stores

Plastics 2, 4-6

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Hite Plastics 7637 NW 3rd St. 

Plastic Bags

Homeland Stores – check with your metro area stores
Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores – check with your metro area stores
Target – check with your metro area stores
Walmart – check with your metro area stores

Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medications
--
no liquids, sharps or inhalers

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department 201 N Shartel Ave.
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department MWC Substation SE 29th Street & Midwest Boulevard 

Printers – Ink Jet

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*

Printers – Laser

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

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Radiators – Auto

Metal Check Recycler SE 57th Street and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916
Standard Iron and Metal Co. 1501 E Reno Ave., (405) 232-4216

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Scanners

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*

Shoes

Check with your local shelters, consignment shops, churches or other organizations that help those in need.

Speakers – With or Without Cables

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*

Stainless Steel

Absoloot Recycling 3308 NE 10th St., (405) 427-8295
C&J Metal 1905 S Eastern Ave., (405) 672-2414
Metal Check Recycler SE 57th Street and High Avenue, (405) 636-1916
Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077

Steel Cans

C&J Metal 1905 S Eastern Ave., (405) 672-2414
Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Stereos

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*

Styrofoam 

As of January 1, 2018 Goodwill Industries no longer accepts styrofoam products for recycle.

Styrofoam Peanuts and Packing

Check with your local stores that provide shipping services.

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Televisions

Best Buy – Check with your metro area stores* Fee required
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Tin Cans

Curbside Recycling Program for eligible Oklahoma City customers
Recycle America/Waste Management 5519 NW 4th St., (877) 809-4599

Toner Cartridges – Empty

Best Buy – Check with your metro area stores*
Staples – check with your metro area stores*

Toner Cartridges – Full

Staples – check with your metro area stores*

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Vacuums – Small

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*
Goodwill Industries with Dell Reconnect – -all metro area Goodwill stores*

VCRs 

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*

Wiring, Insulated

Recyclers of Oklahoma 2115 SW 19th St., (405) 631-2077

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XBOX Systems and Peripherals

Best Buy – check with your metro area stores*

* Best Buy and Staples all offer e-cycling services. Contact your local store or their website for information. Goodwill Industries had partnered with Dell to form the Dell Reconnect Program. They accept any brand of used computer equipment in any condition as well as just about anything that connects to a computer. They accept additional electronic items as well. Visit Goodwill Industries or Dell Reconnect websites or contact your local store for more information.

Information is subject to change.