Drop-off Recycling Containers in Town

Drop-off Recycling BinThe 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
  • NO trash or plastic bags