A new kind of collaboration in the U.S. that accepts all-plastic for recycling

Houston Recycling Collaboration

Traditionally, plastics that enter the recycling streams have been processed through mechanical methods. Although this has resulted in thousands of tons of plastics per year being recycled, it represents less than 10%* of plastics produced, with the rest going to landfills, waste-to-energy, or the environment.

Both advanced and mechanical recycling processes are vital to keeping plastic out of the environment and landfills. Mechanical recycling is efficient for clean, well-sorted plastics like water bottles and milk jugs made from one type of plastic material, while advanced recycling accepts and processes a wider range of plastics to be converted into brand-new products.

Leveraging new technologies to accept, analyze and process a wider diversity of waste plastics based on their composition and sorting them according to customer specifications for their highest and best reuse allows difficult-to-recycle plastics to be building blocks for making new, virgin-quality products.

This all-plastic collection program is critical to accelerating a circular economy and one that will help us achieve our mission of increasing plastic recycling rates from 10% to 90% worldwide.



 Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Kingwood Plastic Recycling program.

A new collaboration between government, industry and the community aiming to significantly increase plastic recycling rates through mechanical and advanced recycling processes, creating an innovative circular system.

A mission brand of Cyclyx to support the diversion of waste plastics away from landfill through a series of takeback and engagement programs with a goal to increase plastic recycling rates from 10% to 90%. Learn more.

Location: 

Kingwood Recycling Center
3210 West Lake Houston Parkway
Houston, TX 77339
Located at the Kingwood Metro Transit Center in northeast Houston

Saturday and Sunday from  8 am - 6 pm.

North Main Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center
9003 N Main
Houston, TX 77022

Tuesday- Sunday from 10 am - 7 pm
Closed on Monday

Westpark Consumer Recycling Center
5900 Westpark
Houston, TX 77057

Tuesday- Sunday from 8 am - 5 pm
Closed on Monday


  • Soda
  • water bottles
  • food containers
  • clear cups
  • Milk jugs
  • detergent bottles
  • shampoo bottles
  • Clamshells
  • plastic pipes
  • shower curtains
  • Squeeze bottles
  • plastic wrap
  • plastic bags
  • Yogurt cups
  • ketchup bottles
  • medicine bottles
  • Styrofoam trays
  • cups
  • plates
  • plastic cutlery
  • Baby bottles
  • CDs

  • Hazardous materials
    Chemicals, oil, fuel, etc.
  • Bulk items/furniture
    Sheds, storage bins, pools, etc.
  • Rubber materials
    Tires, tubes, water hoses, rubber gloves
  • Medical/biohazard waste
    Sharps, razors, IVs, syringes, etc.
  • Electronic waste
  • Extension cords
  • Wiring/string lights