STELLA ROBERTS
RECYCLING CENTER

contact info

ADDRESS

5800 Magnolia Pkwy
Pearland, TX 77584

Next to the Delores Fenwick Nature Center between Harkey Rd. and McLean Rd.

TELEPHONE

(281) 489-2795

hours of operation

GENERAL RECYCLING

Closed for the Holidays: Nov. 24-26; Dec. 24-Jan.3

Tuesday – Friday:  9:00am-1:00pm & 3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
*No paper shredding after 5PM.

HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING
By appointment only. Click HERE to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday – Friday  9:00am-1:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm

PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT

Please click to review our Pre-Arrival and Arrival FAQ’s. A quick review of these answers will help ensure that your visit is quick, painless, and impactful. We aim to provide stellar service but do ask that you do your part to make our workplace safe and efficient for both you and us!

Do I need an appointment?
For general recycling, no appointment is necessary. For hazardous waste and chemicals, however, an appoint is required. Click HERE to schedule an appointment to bring us hazardous waste or chemicals. If you’re unsure what qualifies as hazardous waste, scroll down to “Hazardous Materials & Chemicals” under the “Items We Accept” section.

What items can I bring? 
We accept all kinds of items! Simply keep scrolling and you’ll see the next section entitled “Items We Accept.” You can click on any of the categories there for more information. If you don’t see a category that you think fits your item, please give us a call before visiting our facility. Our number is (281) 489-2795.

Do I have to sort my recyclables?
Yes, we do require items to be sorted before you arrive. Our facility is operated by an environmental nonprofit organization with limited staff. Please review the details below under the “Items We Accept” section to see how each category should be pre-sorted. Minor oversights are fine – we’re more than happy to help teach you how to become a sorting rock star – but please make an effort to sort your materials as well as possible ahead of your visit.

Where do I put my recyclables in my vehicle?
This is a very important question because our policies require that all guests remain in their vehicle at all times while in the operational zone of our facility. Place your recyclables in an area of your vehicle that is easily accessible to our attendants upon your arrival without the need for you to exit your vehicle. If you have a locking tail gate or lift gate, ensure that it is unlocked before you pull into the unloading area. You will have an opportunity to communicate with your attendant prior to them unloading your items in case you need to deliver special instructions.

Do I need to pay anything?
For most items, there is no charge to recycle at our facility. For some items such as hazardous waste or TVs, a fee may be assessed based on your place of residency. There is more information in the next section, “Items We Accept,” about each item that we accept including any associated costs that you might incur.

NO PLASTIC BAGS!
No plastic bags are accepted at our facility. We ask our guests to please deliver their recyclables in cardboard boxes, plastic bins, reusable totes, or KPB’s reusable mesh recycling bags. If you insist on using plastic bags to transport your items, the bag must be clear or translucent so our attendants can see the contents inside before handling. Items in non-clear plastic bags will be refused. We strictly enforce this policy to ensure the safety of our employees and volunteers.

Where do I go?
When you first arrive, please enter through the gate on the right of the facility. Most visitors will then turn left immediately inside the gate and continue through the bay doors and into the drive-thru area. For large appliances and projector televisions, however, please bypass the drive-thru area and proceed to the rear of the facility to drop off your large items. Click HERE to view a photo showing where to drop off large items.

How do I unload my items?
Once you arrive, please remain in your vehicle until one of our attendants makes contact with you and instructs you where to proceed for unloading. After parking, please lower your window, turn off your engine, unlock your vehicle, and let your attendant(s) know where your items are. Please remain in your vehicle at all times. Our attendants will unload your items for you. 

Can I exit my vehicle?
No. Please do not exit your vehicle. A recycling center is a potentially dangerous place and we want you to remain safe at all times. Remaining in your vehicle is the best way to ensure your safety and the safety of our employees.

ITEMS WE ACCEPT

Click on a category to view more information about the items that we accept for recycling. Each section contains information about item descriptions, associated fees, drop-off area, and residency restrictions. If an item is not listed, please call us before visiting our facility.

LARGE APPLIANCES includes items such as washing machines, dishwashers, ranges (gas or electric), refrigerators, and chest freezers. 

Note: Please drive to the rear of the facility to drop off large appliances – DO NOT enter the bay doors and into the drive-thru area. Large appliances must be loaded in a way that is accessible to our attendants without the need to remove other items prior to unloading. Guests are not permitted to assist with unloading. Click HERE for photo directions.

SMALL APPLIANCES includes items such as toaster ovens, air fryers, microwaves, rice cookers, air purifiers, diffusers, and space heaters.

Note: Please drop off small appliances in the main drive-thru area. Small appliances must be loaded in a way that is accessible to our attendants without the need for guests to exit their vehicles. Ensure that tail gates and lift gates are unlocked prior to arrival. Guests are not permitted to assist with unloading.

Fee Schedule:

Non-Refrigerated Appliances: No Cost

Refrigerated Appliances: $10 for non-drained & non-tagged (Eff. 10/01/2022) | $0 for drained & tagged

Drained and tagged means that refrigerant has been removed by a licensed HVAC technician or plumber and that a tag bearing the service providers license number and date of service has been affixed to the appliance indicating that all refrigerant has been removed and properly disposed of according to state law.  

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

Yes

AUTOMOTIVE FLUIDS include:

  • Differential Fluid
  • Gasoline (Unleaded, E85, and Diesel)
  • Motor Oil (Including filters)
  • Octane Boosters
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid

Note: Please drop off automotive fluids in the drive-thru area. Automotive fluids should be delivered in individual containers that do not need to be returned and must be loaded in a way that is accessible to our attendants without the need for the guest to exit their vehicle. DO NOT MIX OR COMBINE FLUIDS IN A SINGLE CONTAINER. There is a limit of 10 gallons of each fluid per household per day. Brake Fluid information is listed under the Hazardous Materials & Chemicals section.

Fee Schedule:

$5.00 flat fee for up to 10 gal per fluid.

There is NO COST for residents of the following:

  • Brazoria County (All cities w/ Unexpired Driver License/ID Card)
  • City of League City – Apartments excluded (Unexpired Driver License/ID Card + Utility Bill)
  • City of Pearland (Unexpired Driver License/ID Card OR Utility Bill + Driver License/ID Card)
  • Galveston County WCID #1 (Includes part of Dickinson w/ Unexpired Driver License/ID Card + Utility Bill)

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

Yes – See Fee Schedule for jurisdiction-specific requirements.

Businesses Allowed?

No

BATTERIES include all types, voltages, and sizes of Alkaline, Nickel Metal Hydride (NIMH), and Lithium batteries. The following list provides examples of different types of batteries but is not exhaustive. If your battery type is not listed, we likely still accept it for recycling.

  • AA & AAA
  • C & D
  • 4.5v & 9v
  • Car & Truck Batteries
  • Power Tool Batteries
  • Watch Batteries
  • Laptop & Cellular Batteries

Note: Please drop off batteries in the drive-thru area. For safety purposes, please store batteries separately from all other recyclables during transport.

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle batteries.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

No

PRE-SORT INTO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

  • CORRUGATED CARDBOARD includes cardboard boxes used for shipping and moving and is constructed of layers.
  • PAPERBOARD includes cartons and retail packaging such as cereal boxes and is not layered.

Note: Please drop off cardboard in the drive-thru area. Cardboard must be clean (no oil stains, dirt, or food debris), dry, and pre-flattened. 

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle cardboard.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

Yes

CELLPHONES & TABLETS include all brands and models of cellular phones and tablet devices. (e.g. iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia 3310, etc…)

Note: Please drop off cellphones and tablets in the drive-thru area. If your device has a removeable battery, please remove your device battery and store it separately for recycling before your arrival. Non-functioning and damaged devices are accepted. 

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle cellular phones or tablets.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

Yes

Businesses Allowed?

No

COMPUTERS include desktops, laptops, and all-in-one units.

ACCESSORIES include printers, monitors, keyboards, mice, modems, routers, scanners, and other items typically associated with a computer.

Note: Please drop off computers and accessories in the drive-thru area.

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle computers and accessories.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

Yes

Businesses Allowed?

Please call.

COOKING OILS & FATS include all types of common oils and fats used for the preparation of food. Please save these items after use for recycling and do not pour them into your drains. The following list provides examples of different types of oils and fats but is not exhaustive. If your oil/fat type is not listed, we likely still accept it for recycling.

  • Avocado Oil
  • Bacon Grease
  • Beef Tallow
  • Canola Oil
  • Crisco Shortening
  • Coconut Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Fowl Fat
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Lard
  • Olive Oil
  • PAM Shortening
  • Palm Oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Soybean Oil

Note: Please drop off oils and fats in the drive-thru area. It is preferred that you drop off your oils and fats in a container that you do not need returned. It is okay to mix various oils and fats in the same container.

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle cooking oils and fats.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

No

PRE-SORT INTO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

  • CLEAR GLASS includes truly clear glass bottles, jars, and sheets. There should be no tint or color at all.
  • COLORED GLASS includes glass bottles, jars, and sheets that are colored regardless of the opacity of the item. 

Note: Please drop off glass in the drive-thru area. Labels, lids, and corks are okay to remain attached to glass bottles and jars. Sheets of laminated or film-tinted glass (including safety glass) are not accepted. 

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle glass.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

Yes

 

PRE-SORT INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

  • Tube and Compact Bulb Fluorescent
  • Tube Neon
Note: Please drop off lightbulbs in the drive-thru area. We do not accept LED, halogen, non-neon gas, and incandescent bulbs. For safety reasons, we cannot accept broken fluorescent bulbs.
 
Fee Schedule:
 
There is no cost to recycle lightbulbs.
 
Appointment Required?
 
No
 
Proof of Residency Required?
 
No
 
Businesses Allowed?
 
No

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & CHEMICALS include:

  • Adhesives
  • Brake Fluid
  • Household Chemicals and Cleaners
  • Lawn Chemicals (Herbicide, Insecticide & Pesticide) and Fertilizers
  • Mercury (see Note)
  • Paints, Stains & Varnishes (25 Containers Max)
  • Paint Thinners, Mineral Spirits & Solvents
  • Pool Chemicals (Algaecide, Sanitizers, Oxidizers, pH Balancers, Clarifiers & Flocculants)
  • Other General Chemicals MUST BE LABELED

Note: Please drop off hazardous materials and chemicals in the drive-thru area. Hazardous materials and chemicals must be stored in separate containers, be clearly labeled, and securely fastened. Mercury will incur a higher fee than other HHW categories. This amount fluctuates so please call ahead before bringing mercury to receive the most current estimate for the quantity you’re bringing.

Fee Schedule:

Hazardous Waste is assessed a fee of $1.50 per pound.*

There is NO COST* for residents of the following:

  • Brazoria County (All cities w/ Unexpired Driver License/ID Card)
  • City of League City – Apartments excluded (Unexpired Driver License/ID Card + Utility Bill)
  • City of Pearland (Unexpired Driver License/ID Card OR Utility Bill + Driver License/ID Card)
  • Galveston County WCID #1 (Includes part of Dickinson w/ Unexpired Driver License/ID Card + Utility Bill)

*Excludes mercury. Please call ahead of visit for mercury disposal quote.

Appointment Required?

Yes – Click HERE to schedule your appointment.
Link: https://calendly.com/mykpb/hhw

Proof of Residency Required?

Yes – See Fee Schedule for jurisdiction-specific requirements.

Businesses Allowed?

No

PRE-SORT INTO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

  • ALUMINUM CANS include beverage cans such as colas, energy drinks, and most other carbonated beverages in a can with a pull tab opening.
  • STEEL & TIN CANS include many soup, vegetable, fruit, processed meats, sardine, and pet food cans.
  • SCRAP METAL includes any other pieces of metal or object containing significant amounts of metal including gutters, window frames, screen doors, bicycles, metal tools, metal tubing and conduit, metal fencing, and other miscellaneous pieces of metal.
  • WIRES AND CABLES include extension cords, power cables, USB cables, A/V cables (HDMI, Coaxial, Component, Composite, DVI, XLR, and other speaker/microphone cables), CAT 5 & 6 cable, telephone cables, electrical wires, string lights, and other miscellaneous wires and cables.

Note: Please drop off metals in the drive-thru area. We do not purchase catalytic converters.

Fee Schedule:

There is no fee to recycle metals.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

Yes

PRE-SORT INTO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

  • Books (Hard and Soft Cover)
  • Printer/Copy Paper, Mail & Magazines
  • Milk & Beverage Cartons
  • Newspaper

Note: Please drop off paper in the drive-thru area. All paper must be clean and dry. For information on paper shredding, please scroll down to the “Services” section of this page.

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle paper.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

Yes

PRE-SORT INTO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

  • Clear Water & Beverage Bottles (Plastic #1 only)
  • Milk, Tea & Juice 1/2 Gal & 1 Gal Plastic Jugs (Plastic #2 only) – FLATTENED
  • All other Plastics #1-5 and 7. 

Note: Please drop off plastic in the drive-thru area. Only plastic marked with a recycle symbol and a number are accepted. NO PLASTIC #6 POLYSTYRENE aka STYROFOAM or PLASTIC BAGS are accepted. All bottles and jugs should be empty before dropping off at our facility. All plastic should be clean and free of oils, sugar residue, food and dirt debris. 

Fee Schedule:

There is no cost to recycle plastic.

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

No

Businesses Allowed?

Yes

TVs include flat panel LED, LCD, and Plasma televisions and large monitors as well as tube or CRT televisions, and large screen projection televisions.

OTHER ELECTRONICS include small monitors, projectors, A/V equipment, flashlights, cameras, computer accessories, tablets, phones, and any other small electronic device.

Note: Please drop off TVs and other electronics in the drive-thru area. For EXTRA LARGE projection TVs, please drive to the rear of the facility. Large TVs must be loaded in a way that is accessible to our attendants without the need to remove other items prior to unloading. Guests are not permitted to assist with unloading. Click HERE for photo directions.

Fee Schedule:

Flat Panel LED, LCD, and Plasma TVs: $5/ea

CRT Tube or Projection TVs: $15/ea

Other Electronics: No cost

There is NO COST for residents of the following:

  • Brazoria County (All cities w/ Unexpired Driver License/ID Card)
  • City of League City – Apartments excluded (Unexpired Driver License/ID Card + Utility Bill)
  • City of Pearland (Unexpired Driver License/ID Card OR Utility Bill + Driver License/ID Card)
  • Galveston County WCID #1 (Includes part of Dickinson w/ Unexpired Driver License/ID Card + Utility Bill)

Appointment Required?

No

Proof of Residency Required?

Yes – See Fee Schedule for jurisdiction-specific requirements.

Businesses Allowed?

No

SERVICES

The following are services offered at our facility for an additional fee. KPB Members receive discounts or free services in each category as a thank you for their support. Click HERE for more information on how to become a KPB Member.

Paper shredding services are available during general recycling hours of operation. Papers must be sorted and free of contaminants prior to dropping off at our facility. It is not possible for guests to observe their papers being shredded as paper shredding is done throughout the day as time permits. If you require that your documents are shredded under observation, please see our Alternative Shredding Solutions list below.

Fee Schedule:

  • Household/Personal Shredding: $5.00 Flat Fee (Up to 4 boxes)
  • Business/Contractor Shredding: $0.50 per lb
  • Contamination Fee: $20.00

Contamination Fee is assessed if any of the following are observed in your container at the time of drop off: batteries, binders, craft works, credit cards or ID cards, plastic folders, laminated paper, magazines, newspaper, paper clips or binder clips, paper towels or tissues, photographs or x-rays, rubber bands, spiral notebooks, thermal paper receipts (gas station or fast food receipts), or any other non-paper items.

Alternative Shredding Solutions

UPS Store – Shadow Creek

11601 Shadow Creek Pkwy

https://locations.theupsstore.com/tx/pearland/11601-shadow-creek-pkwy/shredding

Office Depot – Multiple Locations

1 – 2032 N Main St.
2 – 3000 Silverlake Village Dr.

https://www.officedepot.com/l/print-and-copy/shredding

Recycled glass is crushed on-site and turned into two aggregate grades: Fine (Sand-Like) and Coarse (Gravel-Like). KPB provides crushed glass at a very low-cost to encourage use in art projects, construction, flood-mitigation, and many more creative and useful purposes. The glass is tumbled in a way that bevels the edges so neither the fine nor the coarse aggregate is likely to cause cuts. Still, however, gloves and eye protection are highly recommended when working with or handling crushed glass – especially if it is your first time.

Fee Schedule:

  • 50lb Sandbags (Self-Fill): $5.00/ea
  • 50lb Sandbags (Pre-Fill): $10.00/ea
  • Bulk Aggregate: $0.08/lb

For self-filling, please click HERE to watch a video on how to use our gravity-fed bagging machine. 
For bulk-filling, your vehicle must be large enough to receive aggregate from an elevated hopper via forklift. You are responsible for ensuring that your vehicle is rated to carry the weight you request. The bed of your truck or trailer WILL get scratched by crushed glass so a bed liner is highly recommended.

Certified hard drive destruction is completed through a partnership with our e-waste processor. Your drive(s) will be tracked from the time of drop off until delivery to our e-waste processor to ensure that your data is not compromised along the way. Upon drop off, KPB employees will drill your chip and/or bend your plates to destroy the drive but a certificate will not be issued until our e-waste processor tests the drive and confirms that no data can be extracted. It takes approximately 2-weeks to receive your certificate.

Fee Schedule:

  • SATA: $25/ea
  • SSD & NVMe: $35/ea

Scheduled to begin October 2022.