Recycling Center

Recycling Center Building

Recycling Center Changes


The City of Odessa TRULY CARES about recycling.  However, the current model doesn’t make sense financially.  We haven’t done away with it.  We just can’t continue to fund it the way it’s set up.

To give you a perspective, it’s costing YOU between $260,000 to $300,000 a year to operate the recycling center and haul our recyclables to a facility in Midland.  That’s ONLY PART OF YOUR COST. It costs YOU even more money due to other recycling issues and also takes drivers away from serving your containers.

Our goal is to make the program successful for our citizens and employees!

Let us all work together and “Keep Odessa Beautiful!”


Recycling materials can be taken to Butts Recycling, located 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 any time day or night:

  • 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 containers

Get Money for Items

The Recycling Center is now buying:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Car Batteries

Drop Off Recycling Locations

For convenience drop off recycling locations are placed throughout the City.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Learn about the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, accepted items, items available for reuse and hours of operation by viewing the Household Hazardous Waste Facility page.