Used Motor Oil Recycling

If you are a "Do It Yourselfer" and change your own oil, you can protect the drinking water supply and the environment by properly disposing of your used motor oil. Used oil does not belong on the ground, in the storm drains or the landfill. Local area residents may bring their used motor oil to one of two Texarkana Water Utilities motor oil recycling locations; either the Compost Facility at the South Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 4000 South State Line or the Wright Patman Water Treatment Plant located at 2700 New Boston Road. No commercial oil or filters accepted. No transmission fluid, antifreeze or other automotive fluids accepted.


Hours of Operation
Mon-Sat, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
South Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tel: (903) 798 3860
24 hours, 7 days a week
Wright Patman Water Treatment Plant
Tel: (903) 798 3850

Composting Center

Composting is an aerobic (oxygen dependent) degradation process by which plant and other organic wastes decompose under controlled conditions. As a result of the composting process, the compostable waste volume can be reduced under 50 to 85 percent. The finished product is a dark-brown substance referred to as humus or compost.

The cities of Texarkana, Ar and Texarkana, Tx along with Miller (AR) and Bowie (TX) counties have recognized the potential of composting, and therefore established a very unique and beneficial arrangement practices.

Each year, the composting operation grinds approximately 200,000 cubic yards of greenwaste which is brought in by residents of the cities of Texarkana and counties. This material is combined with biosolids from the wastewater treatment plant process to produce a class "A" compost which is marketed for use by the general public.

Our site accepts leaves, grass clippings, brush & tree prunings up to eight (8) inches in diameter and eight (8) feet in length. No Tree Stumps. Clean, untreated lumber, pallets, etc. will also be accepted. Painted lumber, old furniture, plywood, presswood, cross ties, wood from the demolition of structures, household garbage, plastics, paper, concrete are NOT accepted.

Hours of Operations are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on designated holidays.