The City has seven locations where residents can drop off their recyclables. These locations are available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These containers are monitored by Recycling Center staff, and materials are hauled to the Recycling Center. At the Recycling Center, the items are sorted and baled.
Staff from the Solid Waste Division check the containers at these locations periodically for illegal dumping and clean the surrounding areas from debris left outside the containers.
The locations are:
Family Fare, 1801 Valley View
Fareway, 310 Mckenzie Avenue
Hy-Vee, 1745 Madison Avenue
Hy-Vee, 2323 West Broadway
Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road
Super Saver, 1141 North Broadway
Wal-Mart, 3200 Manawa Drive
The following materials are accepted at these locations:
Paper: junk mail, magazines, newsprint (everything that comes with a Sunday paper)
Plastics: #1 - #5 containers only (butter tubs, laundry detergent containers, milk jugs, pop and water bottles, shampoo bottles, yogurt containers)
Glass: clear, brown and green from food and beverage containers, window glass
Aluminum and metal food and beverage containers
Cardboard only at Hy-Vee at 2323 West Broadway; No Frills, 1801 Valley View; Super Saver, 1141 North Broadway Street