Texas being Texas, recycling is not a big deal. Oh, it makes a lot of money where it’s done, but there are cities where officials and citizens are happier making big, nasty landfills, rather than recycling to save money.
Across Texas one company has set up voluntary recycling deals with schools that both get some recycling done in cities, and provide money to the schools. That company, Aabitibi, now AbitibiBowater, is in bankruptcy. In Dallas, schools have been bouncing the recycling bins off of school grounds due to an ordinance that requires the bins to be hidden by fences (they are not that unattractive).
New guy on watch to finish the restructuring. Good luck!