Recycling

About Moore's Recycling Center

The Moore Recycling Center is open 24/7 for self-service. For Moore residents, we offer a convenient drive-thru center to drop off recyclable items Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Closed Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Gates open 24/7 for self-service.

Recycle Center Map

To encourage proper disposal of hazardous household waste, the City of Moore has contracted with Oklahoma City to use their state-of-the-art facility.

  • Under 7.5 gallons: 1 free monthly pass per household; more than once per month: $39.50
  • 7.5 – 15 gallons: $79
  • 15 – 22.5 gallons: $118.50
  • Over 22.5 gallons: $158.00

1621 S Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am–6 pm, Saturday 8:30–11:30 am
Phone Number: 405-682-7038
https://www.okc.gov

What Can and Can't Be Recycled?

We Accept These Items:

  • Plastics #1 and #2
  • Aluminum and Tin
  • Paper (Newspaper, envelopes, junk mail, phone books, brochures, magazines)
  • Cardboard (File folders, poster board, frozen food boxes, cardboard boxes, etc.)
  • Cell Phone Batteries (Cell phones are only accepted during our recycling events)
  • Rechargeable Batteries (weighing less than 11 lbs./ 5 kg each) Accepted in the drive-thru center only: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), Small Sealed Lead (SSLA/Pb)

We Do Not Accept These Items:

  • Aerosol Spray Cans
  • Glass Bottles
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam Containers
  • Tissue Paper
  • Wax Coated Cardboard

Plastics #3 through #7 No Longer Accepted

As of November 18, 2019, Republic Services as well as the Moore Recycling Center does not accept:

  • #3 – PVC, plumbing pipes, tile, cling films, shoes, gutters, ducts, and grocery bags.
  • #4 – Cling wrap, sandwich bags, squeezable condiment bottles, frozen food bags, grocery bags, and flexible container lids.
  • #5 – Plastic diapers, Tupperware, kitchenware, margarine tubs, yogurt containers, prescription bottles, stadium cups, bottle caps, take-out containers, disposable cups, and disposable plates.
  • #6 – Styrofoam
  • #7 – Fiberglass and nylon
  • Other items include: Regular batteries, car batteries, wet-cell batteries, incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs, electronics, needles or syringes, oil, shredded paper, glass, yard waste, appliances, bubble wrap, coat hangers, food waste, tires, waxed cartons, wood, or hazardous waste (Please refer to the Hazardous Waste Collection section below)

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your support in helping us build a durable Recycling model that will be beneficial to our environment.

Empty, Clean & Dry

It is very important that when recycling, you ensure your recyclables are empty, clean, and dry! Find out how to prepare your home recyclables here.

Consumers play an important role in understanding what to recycle and how to avoid recycling contamination or unwanted substances such as residual food or liquid that can be harmful to the recycling process. A contaminated item placed in the recycling container can come into contact with other recyclables, and potentially contaminate the entire truckload of recyclables. Republic Services, the recycling disposal company, is acknowledging the true cost of recycling, which includes the collecting and processing of recycled material, disposing of residual material, and the sale of processed materials to buyers around the world.

What Are The Benefits of Recycling?

According to the EPA, the benefits of recycling are:

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States