Specialty Recycling and HHW Disposal Opportunities

Clean & Green Bi-Annual Events

The Clean & Green Bi-Annual Waste Collection & Recycling Event occurs twice yearly at the Public Works Service Center, generally in April and October. 

Clean & Green Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 8 a.m. to noon at Public Works on Mark Tree Lane. 

Since 2011, the Town of Little Elm has teamed up with Keep Little Elm Beautiful, Community Waste Disposal (CWD), and CoServ Electric to deliver essential services to residents.

The Clean & Green Bi-Annual Waste Collection & Recycling Event occurs twice a year at the Public Works Service Center.

These special events are FREE for Little Elm residents and provide an opportunity to responsibly dispose of household trash items that are not accepted for regular or bulk trash pickup.

This is the perfect time to purge your homes, sheds, and garages of unwanted/unused paints, pesticides, tires, engine oil, automotive batteries, electronics, and more!

Accepted Items and Services

  • Refrigerators and Freezers (CWD will remove the refrigerant for you)
  • HHW - ex. paint, motor oil/auto fluids, pool chemicals, household cleaning chemicals, fluorescent lamps and bulbs, automotive batteries, pesticides, cooking oil/grease
  • Kitchen Appliances, Washers, and Dryers
  • E-waste/Electronics - ex. televisions, computers, laptops, monitors, printers, video game consoles
  • Tire Recycling

The Town of Little Elm offers two yearly events 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