Recycling Programs

Keep Southlake Beautiful offers residents an opportunity to recycle their leaves, Christmas trees, cell phones, and ink cartridges in an environmentally friendly way. These green initiatives align with the mission to strive through educational and motivational programs to improve the appearance of Southlake and to preserve and enhance our local natural environment. We aim to accomplish everything possible in order to keep Southlake looking and feeling its best. KSB encourages all citizens to participate in all of these recycling programs and help keep Southlake beautiful.
Keep Southlake Beautiful
Ink Recycle

Cell Phone and Ink-Jet Recycling

Every day, tons of materials are taken to landfills that could be given new life if reused properly. Consider recycling or reusing rather than throwing away cell phones and ink cartridges. Bring your old cell phones and used ink cartridges to the Community Services Department at 285 Shady Oaks Dr to be recycled.

Cell Phones
Keep Southlake Beautiful accepts donations of old cell phones to be refurbished for charities. Cell phones go to those who need them most to keep in contact with their families and other important people.

Ink Cartridges
Keep Southlake Beautiful recycles ink cartridges. This helps keep the cartridges out of landfills and puts them into homes that need them.
Leaf Recycle

Curbside Leaf Recycling

The City of Southlake and Republic Services are pleased to offer curbside leaf recycling for Southlake residents. The leaf recycling program gives citizens the opportunity to place their bagged leaves on the curb and have them picked up for recycling rather than ending up in the landfill. 

2023-2024 Season Dates

Residents with Monday/Thursday Trash Days, your days are...
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Residents with Tuesday/Friday Trash Days, your days are...
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Program Success

During this program, Southlake residents have bagged and recycled over 1900 tons of leaves. The leaves that accumulate in and around a landscape represent a valuable natural resource that can be used to provide landscaped areas with a good source of organic matter and nutrients.

How to Participate

Place bagged leaves at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on designated collection days. Make sure bagged leaves are physically separated from other solid waste. Any type of bag may be used.

Why it's important to recycle your leaves:

    • During the year, at least 20% of the solid waste generated by Texans comes from grass clippings, tree leaves and other landscape wastes. Of the landscape waste, approximately half is composed of tree leaves.
    • Bagging leaves and placing them into the curbside garbage collection system uses valuable landfill space, removes nutrients from the environment and costs cities and the people of Texas more in increased taxes and service fees.
    • Leaves contain 50-80% of the nutrients a plant extracts from the soil and air during the growing season. In forests, pastures and other natural settings, tree leaves and other organic wastes form a natural carpet over the soil surface. This conserves moisture, moderates temperature and prevents soil erosion and crusting.
Tree Recycle

Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycling your Christmas tree saves valuable landfill space. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Drop off your bare tree (without decorations or a base) at Bicentennial Park at 450 West Southlake Boulevard. The city will turn the tree into wood chips. 

2023-2024 Program Dates:

  • Tree Drop off will be available: Friday, December 15, 2023 through Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Trees can be dropped off any time the park is open, from dusk to dawn. 

More Information

If you have questions, call (817) 748-8019. For more information about how real Christmas trees benefit the environment, visit the National Christmas Tree Association website.