Recycling Program in South Padre Island

The Environmental Health Services Department is enhancing its recycling program and encourages residents to bring their recyclables to 4501 Padre Boulevard, every Saturday from 8-11AM at City Hall. Changes to the recycling practice have been made to make recycling more efficient. Please see the following changes:

  1. CARDBOARD: Brown corrugated boxes, food and shoe boxes that are either brown or gray on the inside. No boxes that are coated with a wax or plastic and no boxes that are white on the inside.
  2. NEWSPAPER: Entire newspaper including the slick surface inserts (e.g. Sunday’s paper). Please remove any plastic bags or tried straps. NO magazines: Time, National Graphic, Phone Books etc.
  3. ALUMINUM: Cans Only.
  4. PLASTIC: We will ONLY be accepting 1 and 2’s. They need to be separated by numbers. These type of plastics have a recycling symbol with a number in it. Plastic Bags: Only grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, and newspaper type bags are recyclable. The bags must be clean, and please remove all items and or receipts. All other plastic bags, food wrapper etc. are trash. Please Note: Remove all bottle caps and RINSE OUT the milk/juice bottles
  5. BOTTLE CAPS: Please Note: Remove all bottle caps and place in separate bag. Also, RINSE OUT the milk/juice bottles and place in a separate bag.
  6. PAPER: White paper, includes all originally white sheets of paper with or without print: rubber bands, paperclips, or staples, do not have to be removed.
  7. MIXED OFFICE PAPER: includes colored paper, i.e.: posted notes, invoices, (3ply/3color), file folders, mail envelopes, business cards, and junk mail with or without plastic windows and shredded paper. (shredded office paper need to be in bags)
  8. INK CARTRIDGES: that are made from reworked waste or old printer cartridges.
  9. RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES: only nickel, lithium Ion, and lead. NO one time use batteries accepted.



About padreeliteteam

Alta Monroe, Gayle Hood, Jules Wilk & Laurie Howell are a full-time professional and dynamic team known as the Padre Elite Team with RE/MAX 1st Choice in South Padre Island. Quality service for their clients is their number one priority. To them, it is about the client's needs and protecting their interests. Finding just the right property for their buyers or helping their sellers get their property SOLD is their goal. Helping clients step through the complicated process of buying or selling a property to a smooth closing is essential to them. A personal Bio on each of the team agents is posted on their website at The South Padre Island real estate industry is changing faster than ever these days. With the changes in the economy, there are new challenges with buyers, sellers, foreclosures, short sales, Internet marketing, our education, increases in inventories, changes in comparable sales, and frustrating politics. Alta, Gayle, Laurie, and Jules strive to stay on top of all of these changes and to keep in touch with their clients. Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all hold designations they have acquired through eduction. These designations include CLHMS, CRS, GRI, RSPS, CPN, ePRO, SFR and RSPS. Gayle and Jules both hold the CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) designation and they are the ONLY agents in the entire Rio Grande Valley that are members of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. This better qualifies them to share their specialized expertise with a luxury home seller or buyer. Making sure the buyer and the seller are represented correctly is a priority for this team. Investing in TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee) is important to this team since TREPAC has proven to be a major force in Texas by lobbying for Realtors and property rights for the consumer. For many years, the Padre Elite Team has been a major investor in TREPAC. Alta and Gayle have attended the National Association of Realtors Mid-Year Conference in Washington, D.C. often. The conference is primarily for Realtors that are Board directors or executives. It is a great way to stay on top of the current issues facing Realtors and homeowners in our country. They get to meet with their Senators and Congressmen to express their concerns. Last year they were invited to attend the Realtor PAC President’s Circle Conference in New York where they heard many famous guest speakers regarding current real estate issues. The Padre Elite Team also attends the RE/MAX International Conference each year to acquire more education and to keep up with the latest technology available to Realtors in the Marketplace. They have received numerous awards for being Top Producers in the real estate industry. Education is a priority for this entire team including their assistant, Grace. The GOOD news is that 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 proved to be better each year for real estate sales in South Padre Island and the surrounding areas of Port Isabel, Laguna Vista/South Padre Island Golf Community, and Bayview. The real estate market is showing an increase in the number of sales and a leveling of values. Now that the market has hit the bottom, investors are finding that real estate is a great place to invest their money. It is still a buyer's market and a great time to buy. Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all agree that it has been such a pleasure to live & work in a resort area such as South Padre Island. A hundred of your closest friends and family will visit when you live near the beach! Clients are always encouraged to contact them. For more information about this team and to view their blog, visit
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