Residential Recycling Program

Because the City of Mesquite is committed to developing sustainability practices that support environmental stewardship and waste reduction, all residents are encouraged to recycle. please click here to view more information.

Please place your bin(s) or blue bag next to where you normally set your trash. To determine which days your trash and recycling will be picked up, please refer to the Lookup Garbage and Recycling Days section on the city website.

There is no need to separate items. All recyclables may be placed together in the same bin or blue bag. It is not necessary to rinse or remove labels from jars or cans. However, please remove all liquid from containers to prevent contamination.

Glass may NOT be placed in a blue bag, only in a recycling bin.

On rainy days, please protect your bin from getting wet or simply save it for the next collection day.

Please Note: the "new" 18 gallon recycling bins are the property of the City of Mesquite. If you move, please leave your bin for the next resident.

Aluminum Cans

Steel and Tin Cans
(Rinse, leave labels)

Glass bottles and jars

Cardboard (Flatten and
place in or under bin)

(such as cereal and cracker boxes)

Plastic containers

Newspapers, magazines,
junk mail, phone books

Refrigerated or Shelf-stable Cartons (milk, juice, soup,
wine, etc.

  • Blue recycling bags may be purchased at the City Cashier located at 757 North Galloway
  • To request an 18-gallon green recycling bin or for more information about recycling call the Recycling Hotline.


Multi-Family Recycling

Mesquite residents living in apartments may drop off recyclables at the City's Convenience Center located at 3550 Lawson Rd. The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed: Wednesday, Sunday and all holidays