The City of Weatherford appreciates your interest in recycling. Our voluntary curbside recycling program allows Weatherford residents to conveniently recycle a large variety of household materials.
Extras- Types of Plastics Recycled and Why:
We currently collected recycling and take items to a facility in Tarrant County. The system that we are currently a part of is a single-stream recycling collection process. Meaning all of our recyclables go in together. Once materials are at the facility they sort out materials and sell them to different commodities to be recycled and reused. Since 2017, China decided to stop accepted our recycling due to the amount of contamination we have from our trash and lack of cleaning out plastics before they go in the recycling bins. The US is working to build up its own process and industry but right now materials don't go for as much as they used to - meaning it typically costs us to recycle right now. Usually, the items 1-2 are easier to recycle and come through cleaner although if 3-4 are cleaning - separated lids from bottles, etc. they are often accepted. Items 5-7 can be is they are separated and cleaned