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603 Military Drive, Fort Davis, TX

The Jeff Davis County Receiving Station is to the north and east of the Courthouse on the corner of Military and Compromise Streets. You can reach it from Highway 17 by turning east on either Compromise or Cemetery Streets. (Map below)

Fort Davis Recycling


The Jeff Davis County Receiving Station is to the north and east of the Courthouse on the corner of Military and Compromise Streets. You can reach it from Highway 17 by turning east on either Compromise or Cemetery Streets.

Cardboard is recycled by placing the material in the containers just after entering the facility on the right. Costumers must break down all boxes before placing in cardboard bins.

When recycling in the Compactor, the attendant will ask you to sign in and also look at what you are bringing. This is to prevent contamination of the Compactor, which causes an expensive fine for the County. The Compactor, at the far northwest corner of the receiving station, accepts many types of recyclable products. See below WHAT IS RECYCLABLE & WHAT IS NOT at this facility.

Once the recyclables are compressed by the Compactor, they are reduced in size by 4 to 1. When the Compactor is full it is hauled to Austin to a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to be separated on an assembly line and bailed for shipment to places where they can be reused.


If you need to clean up your property, remember the

Receiving Station accepts more than just cardboard

and what goes into the compactor.

The attendant will meet you at the gate to learn what you need to dump so he can assist you and assess the fee.
EFFECTIVE October 27, 2020



30-gallon bag of trash $3.00
50-gallon bag of trash $5.00
Roll off $42.00 per yard
Living Room Chair $18.00 each
Couch $24.00 each
Mattress or Box Springs:
Twin $12.00 each
Double & Queen $18.00 each
King $24.00 each
Water Heaters $18.00 each
Stoves $18.00 each
Washers $18.00 each
Dryers $18.00 each
Dishwashers $18.00 each
Refrigerators must be RED Tagged $30.00 each
Freezers must be RED Tagged $30.00 each
Large A.C./ Heaters must be Red Tagged $30.00 each
Chipable Limbs $6.00 per yard
Non Chipable yard waste $35.00
Receiving station accept tires if they are not on rims (wheels).
Small to regular size tires $3.00
Larger tires $5.00


Glass, Dirt, Rocks, Bricks, Cinder Blocks, Cement, Motor Oil, Car Batteries, Chemicals or Paint, Rims, Wire


Twenty years ago Elaine Harmon, curator, and Jerry Yarbrough, superintendent of FDNHS, started an all volunteer recycling program. They collected recyclables and delivered them to Alpine to the center created by Hal Flanders. After Hal’s death a new city manager dismantled the recycling infrastructure. Ten years ago Jeff Davis County tried to set up recycling with Duncan Disposal, now Republic. Volunteers staffed every Saturday morning to help people recycle. After a year of work by 100 volunteers, we learned that Duncan was not recycling.

Creation of the present recycling system was made possible in 2011 with a $10,000 grant from the National Park Service Foundation with the help of John Morlock the new Superintendent. Many in‐kind contributions were given to grade the site for the compactor, compact the base, add a reinforced concrete pad, and bring in 3‐phase electricity.

In all a $20,000 investment was made to have single stream recycling with Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) whose goal is to prevent anything recyclable from being dumped in a land fill it operates. In their new contract with the County, TDS because of their increased costs, increased the hauling fees for our compacted recyclables. Jeff Davis County was paying $10,000 per year to provide free recycling for its citizens. Hauling fees went up $5,000 which was too much for the County Budget. The total budget for the Receiving Station is $97,000. Dumping fees only bring in $15,000. Solid waste disposal costs taxpayers $82,000 per year.

A group of dedicated volunteers put on a fish fry fundraiser November 2015 and raised the $5,000 needed. Over 100 people attended the fish fry and 40 people donated from $100 to $1,000 in sponsorships. Volunteer efforts and generous donations have been a hallmark of recycling in Jeff Davis County and are one reason for its success.


Send Donation to:

Fort Davis Recycles

PO Box 2176

Fort Davis, TX 79734

Partners in Fort Davis Recycling

Rick Herrman and Margaret O’Donnell

Pam Nelson Harte

Mike and Debby Murphy

James and Tammy King

Todd Jagger

Beth and Larry Francell

Sue Ashworth

Curtis Evans

Dave and Linda Hedges

Jerry and Susan Pittman

Western National Park Association

Madge Lindsay

Ray and Liz Leach

Liz Sibley

Porters Grocery

Martin and Sherry Stringer

Pam Breithaupt

John K. Lowe

Hugh Scanlen

Tim Roberts and Karen Little

Victoria Lowe

Jimmy Bencomo

Willis and Maria LeJune

Texas Nature Conservancy

David and Ana Schreiber