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Bryan Drive In Recycling

(979) 209-5675 / (979) 209-5959 Fax
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Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat – 8:00 to 5:30
Sun – 12:00 to 5:30

Closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th.
Closed Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Drive-In Center History

Since the early 90's The City has remained committed to providing our local community with an environmentally conscious alternative to disposal practices which rapidly deplete the operating life of our regional landfills. The Bryan Drive-In Recycling Center was the first publicly owned and operated recycling facility of its kind within our region.  Since the year 2007, the Bryan Drive-In Recycling Center has diverted more than 2,900 tons of recyclable materials from entering our regional landfill. Due to this facility’s success in the recycling field, numerous municipalities have chosen to model their own recycling operations after Bryan’s operation.

Recycled Material Yearly Tonnage Report


865 Tons


995 Tons


1054 Tons

The facility is currently staffed by four full-time Recycling Center Assistances. In addition, contractual employment is provided by Junction 505 who mediates employment for patients of the Brazos County MHMR Program. The Center is currently open to the public seven days a week, and is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.  

Drive-In Center Guidelines


Download a printable version of our Drive-In Recycling Center Guidelines here

Recycling Pays in More Ways Than ONE!

Once per year every Bryan resident is eligible to earn a FREE month of garbage service:

Bring the receipt portion of your most recent utility bill or the automatic draft receipt to the recycling center when you recycle.

A stamp will be placed on your utility bill by one of the Drive-In Staff members.

Save 12 months of stamps and return all receipts with the stamps to the recycling center.

A voucher is issued verifying your free garbage service and a credit will appear on a future utility bill. Look for the word "adjustment" this will be your credit. Please allow up to 45 days for the credit to appear.

Please Help Us Serve You Better by Remembering To:

  • Source separate your recyclable material (Although not required)

  • Rinse all materials to be recycled

  • Remove all lids from bottles and jars

  • Bring your Utility Bill if you are a City of Bryan resident

  • Please STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE for your safety and convenience

  • Not leave any materials outside our facility if we are not open

Other Recycling Opportunities

Do-It-Yourself Oil Center

The City of Bryan offers a used oil, filter and cooking grease recycling center for RESIDENTS to use free of charge located at:

1111 Waco Street Next to our Municipal Service Center, off of Martin Luther King Blvd.

                                            Please no commercial customers



The City of Bryan Drive-In Recycling Center also accepts tires from BRYAN RESIDENTS ONLY!!


Please follow these guidelines:

  • Must bring a current BTU bill & matching driver's license
  • Only passenger tires allowed
  • No RIMS allowed
  • Limit 8 tires per year

Shredded Paper

Shredded paper can be taken to the TAMU Recycling Center at 204 South College Ave. Their phone number is 979-845-7777.

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Environmental "HOT" Topic:

Want to take a break from the heat, lower your electric bill and be good to the environment? Here is tip from our house to yours...

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Did you know that simply replacing all of your incandescent light bulbs with energy-savings Compact Fluorescent (CLF) bulbs can significantly reduce your energy bill?  Compact Fluorescent lights give off the same amount of light as incandescent, but use fewer watts (energy). CFLs, when compared with standard incandescent bulbs, offer many benefits.  First, they help save energy and money.  They use 2/3 less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs, and last up to 10 times longer. Replacing a 60-watt incandescent with a 13 watt CFL can save you at least $30 in energy cost over the life of the bulb. Second, CFLs offer convenience, because they last longer, and come in different sizes and shapes to fit almost any fixture. In addition, CFLs produce about 70% less heat than standard incandescent bulbs, so they’re safer to operate and can help cut energy cost associated with home cooling. When shopping, always look for ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs. They are available in different sizes and shapes to fit in almost any fixture, for indoors and outdoors.

If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of nearly 800,000 cars.

Where to use CFLs

·    To get the most energy savings, replace bulbs where lights are on the most such as family and living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, and porches.

·    Some CFLs have trouble operating in enclosed fixtures.

How to dispose of CFLs

Always dispose of your CFL properly. While CFLs for your home are not legally considered hazardous waste according to federal solid waste rules, it is still best for the environment to dispose of your CFL properly upon burnout. Only large commercial users of tubular fluorescent lamps are required to recycle. If recycling is not an option in your area (see below on how to find out), place the CFL in a sealed plastic bag and place with your regular trash.

Home Depot in College Station has a CFL Collection/Recycling program in place for the general public. Bulbs can be taken to the Returns/Service desk. There is no limit to the number of bulbs nor any required packaging.

IKEA (Frisco store) has CFL Collection/ Recycling program available to the general public. Individuals can take their bulbs (no limit and no required packaging) to either the Returns Desk or the “As is/ Clearance” area.

Safe clean-up precautions

If a CFL breaks in your home, open a nearby window to disperse any vapor that may escape, carefully sweep up the fragments (do not use your hands) and wipe the area with a disposable paper towel to remove all glass fragments. Do not use a vacuum. Place all fragments in a sealed plastic bag and follow disposable directions above.



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