Recycling Guide for Woodlands Residents

The Woodlands Recycling and ReUse Facility
Precinct 3

1122 Pruitt Road    Map
The Woodlands, TX 

This is the main recycling facility for residents of The Woodlands, TX.  Help keep The Woodlands green!

Recyclable materials include: Plastic containers, yard trimmings, aluminum cans, cardboard & paperboard, glass containers, metals, paper, automotive fluids and clothing. No household garbage, please.

*Electronics, latex paint, and home improvement by products are for Montgomery County Residents Only.

Phone: 281-367-SAVE (7283)
Recycling Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Except county holidays
Available to Montgomery County Residents. Quick and easy sort!
More information can be found at their web site:
The Woodlands Recycling Center / Research Forest
5310 Research Forest Dr  Map
The Woodlands, TX  77381
(next to Bear Branch Park)
Hours are Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm, and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.
Phone: 281-210-3900

Curbside Recycling in The Woodlands

When recycling curbside, please:
  • Remove Plastic Caps
  • Remove straws
  • Rinse everything thoroughly

What is allowed in the curbside bins?:

Ex. - Newspapers, mail, magazines, office papers

Cardboard / Boxes:
24" boxes or smaller, up to three boxes larger than 24"
Please flatten all boxes and remove non-cardboard
NO wax- or -plastic coated

Glass Bottles:
Green, brown & clear - please rinse.

Aluminum Food / Drink Containers:
Ex. - Soda containers, tin cans. Please crush cans if possible.
No pie pans, aerosol cans or scrap metal.

Plastics #1 - 7:
Check the bottom for the recycling arrow for the plastic #.
Empty contents, rinse, and leave caps on.

Ex. - Juice boxes, milk, soy, soup, broth, wine packages

Refrigerated Cartons:
Ex. - Milk, juice, cream, egg substitutes

* Read full curbside recycling details from the Woodlands Township brochure:

The Woodlands Curbside Recycling Details

Other Recycling Centers in Montgomery County:

Montgomery County Recycling Center -- Precinct 1
405 N. Bell
Willis, Texas
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

Montgomery County Recycling Center -- Precinct 2
31354 Friendship Drive
Magnolia, Texas
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Closed for County Holidays/Holiday Weekends

Montgomery County Recycling Center -- Precinct 4
23628 Roberts Road
New Caney, Texas
936-521-8919 or 281-577-8919
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:00pm, Except for county holidays

E Recycler Inc.
3733 Dawnwood Dr.
The Woodlands, TX
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed 12:00pm - 12:30pm for lunch

We accept business electronics - anything with a power cord. No CFL light bulbs accepted.

Montgomery County Recycling Center -- Conroe Recycling Center -- CLOSED

2501 North Frazier
Conroe, Texas
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


posted Apr. 9th, 2014 - 7:06pm
Des. J. Stapleton. says:
ALL the Taxes we pat in the Woodlands where do they go ?

I have been a residence in the Woodlands since 1992 and we did not pay for dropping off any items in The Woodlands Recycling Centers. Why the change.

I post this comment to get a reply, so all residents in Montgomery county will get to know.

Thanks. April 9th 2014.

posted Feb. 24th, 2014 - 2:50pm
me says:
why would anyone pay to recycle something they already paid for?

posted Jan. 31st, 2014 - 12:27am
Brian Wilson says:
Ever since James Noack has taken over this facility has became a corporation charging citizens for everything, I thought this was a recycling center? What happened? GREED! I advise nobody to recycle at this facility because you\'ll be charged or you\'ll be told to stay in your vehicle like someone has authority over you and be treated as if you\'re a criminal breaking the law. I\'ll be glad when this facility gets shut down and the way it looks greed is making it slowly shut down just give it time. It makes you wonder where your tax dollars are really going.

posted Dec. 28th, 2013 - 7:26pm
owl says:
When we went to drop off electronics, we were charged $10 per CRT type monitor or TV. Flat panel monitor
and the rest was recycled for free. Best Buy recycles CRTs for free.

posted Nov. 6th, 2013 - 5:05pm
Frustrated says:
I wanted to turn in some chemicals. I was willing to pay the money to be responsible and dispose of some oil based paints, old pesticides, old fertilizers, etc. On the phone I was told they were open 8-5 every Wednesday. I took off work early, drove across Houston, and got to the building right at 4:28. Turns out they close at 4:30 and they had already locked up the doors. I could hear people inside, so I knocked, but they ignored me. OK, no problem. Great service guys. I guess you can behave this way when you have the monopoly on a service. Fine, I\'ll save the money and throw it in the trash!

posted Sep. 7th, 2013 - 12:20pm
Gray says:
Yes, it would be wonderful if they would update/fix their website and actually post hours on their gate. They are making a lot of people unhappy. I would rather not have to pay for recycling in another area! Or worse yet, stop recycling altogether as this could frustrate some to do.

posted Aug. 30th, 2013 - 11:53am
Natalie D says:
It also doesn\'t say that the Pruitt Road center closes for lunch from 11:30 to 12:30. This would have been extremely helpful information as I just drove 15 min and arrived at 11:50.

posted Jul. 29th, 2013 - 10:10am
C. Powell says:
The recycle center on Pruitt Road is NOT OPEN at 8:00 a.m. as this page shows...Please get the correct hours.

I believe the hours are actually 8:30-4:30 not 8:00-5:00.

posted Mar. 18th, 2013 - 5:20pm
Susan says:
It says not to recycle the caps on plastic water and soda bottles. Do you throw them in the regular garbage? What about the plastic rings that are left after your remove the cap. Do those stay on?

posted Mar. 3rd, 2013 - 9:32am
karla says:
Clothing recycle? Bring to Interfaith\'s Hand Me Up Shop on Rayford Road. Monday -Saturday from 10a-5p. Receive a tax donation.

posted Mar. 3rd, 2013 - 9:30am
karla says:
If you just have clean paper recycle,broken down cardboard boxes, any kind of books you can bring them to Interfaith\'s Hand Me Up Shop on Rayford Road and place them in the dumpster located in the back of the store. Available 24 hours a day.

posted Feb. 27th, 2013 - 5:57pm
Brenda says:
I was referring to the Woodlands location on Pruitt Rd. in my previous post. And the rest of the staff is great. So friendly with the exception of the one man. I really don\'t know what I\'ve done, people are out of their cars and have things in one bin in cars ahead of me everytime. Yet, I can\'t do these things? Seems odd and quite silly.

posted Feb. 27th, 2013 - 5:50pm
Brenda says:
I dread taking my items. There is a man, about 30yrs. old, brown hair who is constantly telling me I\'m doing something wrong. I can\'t get out of my car to show them what to take, I have to bring my items in separate bins, etc. There is never any trouble when other people help me.

They tossed out my library donation items and my library books. I had to pay $63 for the books. It\'s a shame. My area doesn\'t have recycled item curbside pickup and I try to do my best. It is a shame this one person is making it difficult to donate.

posted Aug. 9th, 2012 - 2:36pm
Patty says:
How much do they charge for monitors and/or other items at The Pruit/The Woodlands center?
I know they charge $3.00 per gallon of paint but what else do they charge for?

posted Nov. 15th, 2011 - 7:59pm
NewtotheWoodlands says:
They do let you recycle some things even if you live in Harris County. I dropped a huge van load full of cardboard there today and they didn't flinch when I gave them my Harris County zip code. I guess they don't let you use their household hazardous waste service, though, since that costs them money.

posted Aug. 30th, 2011 - 11:20am
Interested in curbside service, even where it's not offered now? says:
Give Recycling for You a call to see if we can help. 281-251-2777.

All recycling accepted.

posted Aug. 18th, 2011 - 4:15pm
ekuemoah says:
Do they pay you for your recycled cans and bottles you turn in?

posted May. 7th, 2011 - 10:14pm
bk says:
I:m just glad to FINALLY hear there is one in Willis!!! We"ve been driving to the woodlands since the Conroe center closed. County REALLY needs to ADVERTISE the spots.

posted May. 7th, 2011 - 5:30pm
Are all recycle bins to be placed out of sight until 6pm the day before? My neighbor has his beside his house visible to me at all times!!

posted Dec. 22nd, 2010 - 1:00pm
Kathryn says:
I just wish the Conroe Center didn't have to close.It was such a great place and I recycle for 3 other people and now have to drive to Willis or Spring to Recycle.I sell my cans to help pay for my gas, buys about one gallon. I take my papers to the Montgomery Humane Society. Guess the Center was too expensive to keep up. I would have worked there for free.

posted Dec. 17th, 2010 - 5:41pm
JJames says:
The Conroe recycle center is closed permanately.

Does anyone know if they are going to open another?
Montgomery County Recycling Center -- Conroe Recycling Center
2501 North Frazier
Conroe, Texas

posted Aug. 6th, 2010 - 7:15pm
TheWoodlandsTexasDotCom says:
Thanks Joey, I added the info to this page.

posted Aug. 4th, 2010 - 10:23am
Joey says:
This place is great. Staff is friendly and organized. Love having this resource!

There is The Woodlands Recycling Center off of Research Forest near TW Rec Center if you are not in Montgomery county, but are still in the Woodlands.

posted Aug. 1st, 2010 - 9:20pm
Anonymous says:
Too bad they don't include access to all of the residents of the Woodlands - just those who live in Montgomery county. And since a portion of the Woodlands is in Harris county, we are left out of having access to this resource.

posted Jun. 17th, 2010 - 8:24pm
Blairtx says:
This is a great resource, I have old computer equipment to drop off, they do charge a small fee to recycle monitors, printers and other electronics.

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