Specialty Recycling and HHW Disposal Opportunities

Clean Green

Clean & Green and Paper Shredding Events will be "contactless" as we work to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we ask that you stay in their vehicles while we unload your items.

As usual, we will still collect Harmful Household Waste, including paint, fertilizers, toxic cleaners, light bulbs, car/boat batteries, motor oil, tires, appliances, and electronics.
We will not be accepting non-essential or non-hazardous items, such as textiles (clothing) and paper shredding.
There will be no native plant giveaway at this time.
Note: We do not accept bulk items or brush during Clean & Green.
We thank you for your understanding and compliance during this time. 


The Town of Little Elm offers two events per year for residents to purge their homes of all hazardous waste, tires for recycling, electronic waste recycling, metal recycling, and document shredding recycling. These events are held in the spring and fall each year at the Public Works Service Center. You will need to bring a current water bill and photo identification to enter the drop site.

To service the growing number of residents with larger or more difficult items to be disposed of, the following items will not be collected until AFTER the event at our Courtesy Drop Site. The Courtesy Drop Site will open at noon promptly right after the event. These items include metal recycling, tree shredding for mulch, and bulk and brush drop-off. 

Why Recycle? 

We make it easy!

Recycling possesses many benefits, which include:

  • Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserving natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
  • Preventing pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saving energy
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
  • Helping sustain the environment for future generations
  • Creating new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States