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Council Bluffs Recycling Center
The Council Bluffs Recycling Center is located on 12.8 acres of land at 4441 Gifford Road and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. It is the only facility of its kind in the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro area and has grown very rapidly since its opening in 1997. In 2011, there were more than 38,000 visitors to the Recycling Center.

The recycling facility currently receives most of its volume from the Council Bluffs residents on curbside recycling and from the recycling containers at seven area locations. It also processes recyclables from containers located in rural Pottawattamie County, Mills County and the Recycling Center's drive-through bay. These items are hand-sorted, baled and sold to brokers and mills by Solid Waste Management Division Staff.

For more information about the Solid Waste Management Division or to schedule a tour or presentation with the Recycling Center, contact the office at 712-328-4985.

Click here for specific information about Curbside Collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste for residents on City waste services.

Click here to read about changes at the CBRC beginning April 1, 2014. 

Click here to see our secure load policy.

Payment is due upon disposal of items. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check and credit card.  We are not able to extend credit, start charge accounts, hold checks or “carry” loads until the end of the day.
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4441 Gifford Rd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Ph: (712) 328-4985
Fax: (712) 328-4987

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2nd Saturday of the month
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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