A Texas company is preparing to buy a 15-acre site near PGA Parkway in Frisco to build another of its recycling facilities.
According to a staff document, Balcones has agreed to acquire the property from the Frisco Community Development Corporation (CDC) for $9.8 million. A city spokesperson said CDC board members may consider the real-estate transaction during a meeting on December 21.
Based in Austin, Balcones also operates pure-play recycling sites in Dallas and Taylor, in addition to Arkansas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Arizona.
The company custom designs recycling programs to keep resources such as plastic, cardboard, batteries, and other recyclables out of landfills. Data from the environmental non-profit Recycle Across America claims about 80% of the waste in landfills is recyclable.
Meanwhile, Balcones already plans to open a recycling site in McKinney in spring 2026 after city council members awarded a 15-year recycling contract to the company.
“The new Balcones facility is custom-engineered to exceed the City’s diversion goals,” according to a news release about the new location.
“Balcones will prioritize recovery rates higher than 95%, employee safety, and quality control. All recycled commodities will be marketed in North America, prioritizing Texas-based companies,” the release added.
Resources at the site will include solar panels, native landscaping, and electric charging stations.
Balcones was founded in 1994 by Kerry and Becky Getter. The following year, a recycling plant was opened in Dallas before the company expanded to Arkansas and, later, to other states. In 2012, Balcones opened a site in Austin and by 2021, expanded to Taylor in Central Texas.