Local Green Guide: Abilene, TX
Activities, Abilene City Programs, Events, Recycling & More
2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene TX 79602
Abilene State Park
150 Park Road 32
Tuscola, TX 79562
Abilene Farmers' Market
When: May-late Fall
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 7am-12pm
Where: North 1st and Mesquite across from Frontier Texas - Abilene, TX 79601
Fixed-route bus service, ADA paratransit service, & demand-response evening service. Free downtown trolley buses.
Keep Abilene Beautiful
"To educate and engage the citizens of Abilene to take responsibility for improving their community environment.”
555 Walnut St, Abilene, TX 79604
Rain Barrel Program
Free 55-gallon rain barrels are available while supplies last, one per household.
Environmental Recycling Center
2209 Oak St, Abilene TX 79602
Environmental Recycling Centers
"One Stop Drop” Recycling Center
Monday 8am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8:30am-4pm
2209 Oak Street, Abilene TX 79602
Accepts: Bi-metal cans, glass bottles & jars (clean/without lids), aluminum cans, newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, plastics #1 & #2, cardboard, scrap metal, white goods, appliances containing refrigerant gasses.
Drop-off centers accept: Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, cardboard, aluminum cans, clean bi-metal cans, plastics #1 and #2, clean glass containers.
Drop-off center locations
- Across from Wal-Mart Supercenter on Southwest Drive
- South 8th & Poplar
- Wal-Mart Supercenter - 1650 Texas 351
- Sam's Club - 5301 South 1st
- HEB - 1345 Barrow
- United Supermarkets - North 10th & Willis
- Buffalo Gap Road & Rebecca Lane
- Northeast end of the Abilene Zoo parking lot
- Newspaper/Cardboard only
- 1091 N Judge Ely Blvd
- North 10th & Willis
Tree Limb Unit
Accepts: loose grass, leaves, and tree limbs between 6-8 feet long, with a maximum diameter of 18 inches.
Offers: Free wood chips and mulch
Product Exchange Program
The Product Exchange Program offers residents a place to pick up home chemicals for free to use/reuse a product before it is disposed of as hazardous waste. "Home chemicals that are received in a sound container with its original label that clearly states its contents will be placed in the program for free issue.”
Accepts: Oil & oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, automotive style and rechargeable batteries, paints, fertilizers & pesticides, solvents & degreasers, poisons, pool chemicals, hobby supplies, aerosol cans, acids & drain cleaners, tires (require a processing fee)
Teacher Recycle Locker
The Teacher Recycle Locker is a place where residents may drop off recyclable items for teachers to use in their classrooms and other programs.
Accepts: Cardboard rolls from paper towels & toilet paper, clean baby food jars with lids, large coffee cans, cloth remnants, other items that teachers could use for arts & craft projects.
Big Country Master Gardeners
An educated group of volunteers who specialize in gardening, landscaping, water conservation, drought protection, and many other topics of importance to Taylor County gardeners.
Big Country Master Naturalists
Trained volunteers who devote their time to learning and teaching about the different plants & animal species that live in their environment. website
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS TRASH-OFF:
Abilene invites their citizens to participate in the single largest one-day cleanup even in Texas. This event usually occurs the first Saturday of April.
101 Fulwiler Rd, Abilene TX 79603
Donations of new or used building/remodeling materials are resold for 50-75% off retail prices. Proceeds benefit Abilene Habitat for Humanity.
Natural Food Center
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9:30am-3:30pm
2534 South 7th, Abilene TX 79605
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
3350 South Clack St, Abilene TX 79606
Texas Metals & Recycling, Co.
Monday-Friday 8am-11:30am & 12:30pm-5pm, Saturday 8am-12pm
2989 Pine St, Abilene TX 79601
The Health House - Natural Health Center
4419 South 3rd St, Abilene TX 79605
Home Again Consignment Furniture
Monday-Friday 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
1415 South 1st St, Abilene TX 79602
Twice Upon a Time - Maternity & Children's Items Consignment shop
3656 North 6th St, Abilene TX 79603
Jayme's Boutique Upscale Resale
4102 Buffalo Gap Rd Suite H, Abilene TX 79605