Recycling FAQ

Recycling facility
  1. Where does our curbside recycling go after it’s picked up?

League City’s residential curbside recycling is taken to FCC Materials Reclamation Facility in Houston, where it is sorted. The MRF is a specialized plant that receives, separates, and prepares recyclable materials for other uses. The sorting process is fully automated and equipped with the latest material separation technologies, including optical and elliptical sorters, screen and cleaning systems for paper, cardboard and glass, EDDY current, and overband magnetic separators. This technology allows residents to put more materials in their recycling bins and less in landfills. Learn more about FCC Environmental Services.

  1. Why is it important to sort our curbside recycling?
  1. Does our curbside recycling end up in the landfill?
  1. Should I bag my recycling?
  1. Why don’t the recycling trucks pick up my cardboard boxes?
  1. What materials should I recycle, and what materials should I not recycle?