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 regularly for illegal dumping and clean the surrounding areas from debris left outside the containers.
The locations are:
Family Fare, 1801 Valley View Dr.
Fareway, 310 Mckenzie Ave.
Hy-Vee, 1745 Madison Ave.
Hy-Vee, 2323 West Broadway St.
Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Rd.
Super Saver, 1141 North Broadway St.
Wal-Mart, 3200 Manawa Centre Dr.
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 St.; Family Fare, 1801 Valley View Dr.; Super Saver, 1141 North Broadway St.