Recycling a ton of mixed paper saves the energy equivalent of 185 gallons of gasoline, or 4200 kwh of electricity.

Accepted Materials

At Balcones Resources it is our goal to responsibly divert as much material as possible from the landfill.  Please reference the following list to help you decide what to place in your recycling container at your office or facility.  This list is not an exhaustive list, but it does provide a snapshot of typical recyclables found in a commercial setting.


  • Adding machine rolls
  • Bright paper
  • Carbonless forms
  • Coated paper
  • Color paper
  • Computer printouts
  • NCR invoices
  • Photocopies
  • Posters
  • Receipts
  • Self-adhesive notes
  • Shredded paper
  • Time cards
  • Typing paper
  • White paper


  • Advertising
  • Coated envelopes
  • Color envelopes
  • Direct mail pieces
  • Manilla envelopes
  • Stationery
  • White envelopes

Folders, Pads, Books

  • Accounting ledgers
  • Booklets
  • Brochures & pamphlets
  • Coated folders
  • Color folders
  • Legal pads
  • Magazines
  • Manilla envelopes
  • Manuals with glued bindings
  • Memo pads
  • Message pads
  • Newspapers
  • Note pads
  • Scratch pads
  • Steno pads
  • Soft-covered books
  • Tabbed folders

Clean Cardboard - no wax


  • Empty plastic bottles and containers
  • PET strapping
  • Shrink wrap
  • Post industrial plastics (contact us for info plastic@balconesresources)


  • Empty beverage cans

Austin Market Only*

  • Tin cans* - clean
  • Glass* - clean

Don't worry about the removal of paper clips, spiral binding, staples or tape.  We'll take care of it on our end.

We Do NOT Accept the Following:

Food Waste

  • Napkins
  • paper cups
  • Paper towels
  • Plates
  • Food contaminated packaging
  • Scraps


  • Grease
  • Oil
  • Water

Landscaping Debris

  • Dirt
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Sand

Restroom Waste


Construction Debris

Glass (Dallas and Little Rock)

Do you have a question about a particular item?  Maybe you have a high volume item that is not listed? Contact us, and we'll try to find a solution for it.


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