Parker residents are enthusiastic recyclers, regularly filling up the 65 gallon green carts and setting them out for collection each Thursday. Each household is issued one cart, but additional carts are available from City Hall at no charge.

Why is Recycling A Good Thing to Do?
  • Energy and fossil fuels are saved
  • Natural resources are saved
  • Fewer air emissions are created
  • Costs are reduced through waste diversion
  • Landfills are more efficient and productive, and last longer
Recycling is easy – you don’t have to presort your recyclables.  Everything to be recycled goes straight into your green recycling cart.  

What Can Be Recycled?
  •  Plastic - Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7
  •  Glass - All colors of glass bottles
  •  Metal– All metal food and beverage cans
  •  Newspaper, Catalogs, Magazines, Junk Mail, Cereal boxes,  Cardboard, Chipboard and any other household paper products, including shredded paper (which must be put in a clear plastic bag before going in to the container)
Please remove food waste, lids and rinse containers.   

What CANNOT be recycled?

Batteries of any kind, Bubble wrap, Ceramics, Chemicals, Diapers, Food-soiled paper products or pizza boxes; Hardback books; Household hazardous waste and toxic containers, Kitchen waste, Motor oil bottles, Oil, Paint, Plastic bags, Plastic takeout containers and utensils, Styrofoam, Tires, Waxed cartons, Window glass and Yard waste.

To find a disposal/recycling center for hazardous waste, oil, paint, and other items, visit for the nearest location.  Many grocery stores and home improvement stores accept plastic bags and other items.

Visit the Parker website for more information, or contact the City Utility Billing Department at or 972-442-6811.