Recycle Center

Recycling Center Reopened


Residents were excited to be able to drop off their recyclables once again.  The Recycling Center, also known as the Time Machine, reopened today (Monday, June 19th) after being shut down for the past month.
Renovations have been underway and will continue on the facility.  It includes a new 6 ft fence, one entry and exit gate as well as some new paint projects.
The Recycling Center will also now have the same hours as the Household Hazardous Waste/Citizen Bulk Drop Off Facility.
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday 8 am - 12 pm
Citizens can only drop off within these hours to keep recyclables from being “contaminated.” Contamination is where people are accidentally mixing trash with recyclables. As a result, they can no longer be recycled.
Here’s what will be available:
4 cardboard containers
4 plastic containers
2 containers for mixed paper and newspaper
Residents will be able to park in the same spots and walk the materials to the bins.
We appreciate your patience during this transition. Lets all continue to work hard to “KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL!”


The Recycle Center will not accept large loads of cardboard, plastic and other recyclables that come in on 18 wheelers, large moving vans, trucks etc. All large loads must be taken to BRI (BUTTS) recycling in Midland at 26 W. Industrial Loop in Midland.  You can also contact them at (432) 687-0088.


If you have more questions, contact (432) 999-0404.

Accepted Items

The following items can be recycled at the Odessa Recycling Center:

  • Cardboard (including food boxes such as cereal boxes) in the Yellow containers (Small Quantities)
  • Newspaper in the Blue containers
  • Number 1 Plastic (clear water or soda bottles) in the Green containers
  • Number 2 Plastic (thick cloudy plastics such as milk jugs or laundry detergent containers in the Green container