Single Stream Recycling Program

The City of Lakeway began single stream recycling on April 1, 2013.

Paper Products

Corrugated cardboard, boxboard containers, food boxes (such as dry food boxes and frozen food containers), soda and beverage boxes and carriers, shoe boxes, newspapers (including slick paper inserts), magazines, catalogs, telephone books, wrapping paper, sticky notes, paperback books, paper bags, Kraft paper, chipboard, junk mail, junk mail inserts, residential mixed paper, high-grade paper, white and colored ledger, copier paper, office paper, laser printer paper, computer paper (including continuous-formed, perforated white bond or green bar paper), book paper, cotton fiber content paper, duplicator paper, form bond, paper envelopes, facsimile paper, manila folders.

Aluminum or Steel Cans

Remove food product. Rinse. Labels may be left on. 
PLEASE: NO aluminum foil, coat hangers, paint or solvent containers, or aerosols.

Plastics - #1 through #7

Plastic containers: #1 through #7 (excluding plastic bags and expanded polystyrene), such as bottles, cups, jugs, bowls, plastic eating utensils, other rigid plastics such as buckets, baskets, carriers, crates, toys (free of metal), laundry baskets, lawn furniture, pots and trays, dish drainers, trash cans, metal beverage containers with or without paper labels, rings and caps or lids.


Glass (including bottles and jars with paper labels, rings, and caps or lids).  Excludes window glass, Pyrex, porcelain, china, ceramics and light bulbs.

Printer Cartridges

Printer cartridges may be taken to Office Depot or OfficeMax stores for recycling.

Light Bulb Recycling Services

Batteries Plus Bulbs recycles the following bulb and lighting products:

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs  Fluorescent Tubes Circular Fluorescent
U Bend Fluorescent Plastic Coated and Shatter Shield Spot/Floor Lamps
UV and Germicidal Lamps Incandescent Halogen
Cold Cathode Metal Halide High Pressure Sodium
Mercury Vapor Ballasts

While there are several Batteries Plus Bulbs stores in the Austin area, the closest to Lakeway is located at 6317 Bee Caves Road. Their phone number is 512-327-5002.

Electronics - Staples

The following items are recycled by Staples stores. Several locations are in Austin; however, the closest to Lakeway is at 4301 W. William Cannon. Their phone number is 512-892-0792.

Accessories/adapters/cables  e-Readers Printers (desktop)
All-in one computers Fax machines (desktop) Routers
Cable/satellite receivers Flash drives Scanners (desktop)
Calculators Gaming consoles (handheld) Shredders
Camcorders GPS devices Small servers
CD/DVD/Blu-ray players Hard drives Stereo receivers
Computer speakers iPod/mp3 players Tablets (trade-in eligible)
Connected home devices Keyboards & mice Video streaming devices
Copiers (desktop) Laptops (trade-in eligible) UPS/battery backup devices
Cordless phones Mobile phones Webcams
Desktop computers Modems
Digital cameras Monitors (LCD, LED, CRT)

TVs & Electronics - Best Buy

12909 Shops at the Galleria
Phone: 512-402-9064
Recycling is intended for residents only, not businesses or organizations.
Products recycled for free. (Limit: three items per household per day.)

Battery backups (UPS) Internet TV Set-Top Box/Satellite receivers Remotes/Surge Protectors
Cables & Connectors Portable DVD TiVo
Direct TV Set-Top Box/Converters Portable Media Players TV Antennas
DVD/Blu-Ray Players Power Inverters VCRs
Headphones Projectors Wall Mounts
In-Dash Overhead DVD

Products recycled for a $25 fee per item. (Limit: two TVs per household per day.)
  • Tube TVs smaller than 32"
  • Flat Panel TVs: LCD, plasma, LED smaller than 50"
  • Portable TVs

Check the Best Buy website for their recycling programs for computers and tablets, cell phones and radios, and appliances.

Computer Equipment

The Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Act went into effect Sept. 1, 2008. The law requires manufacturers to provide Texas household consumers with free and reasonably convenient collection, re-use, and recycling opportunities for certain devices.

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