Drop-off Recycling Locations

The Recycling Center is open for free household recycling during normal business hours.

Drop-Off Containers (Available 24/7)

  • Family Fare (1801 Valley View Dr) *cardboard accepted
  • Fareway (310 McKenzie Ave)
  • Hy-Vee (1745 Madison Ave)
  • Hy-Vee (2323 West Broadway St) *cardboard accepted
  • Iowa Western Community College (2700 College Rd)
  • Super Saver (1141 North Broadway St) *cardboard accepted
  • Wal-Mart (3200 Manawa Centre Dr)

Acceptable Recycling Items

  • Cardboard: broken down, brown paper bags, food and beverage boxes, etc.
  • Metals: rinsed food and beverage cans, etc.
  • Paper: cartons, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, books, etc.
  • Plastic containers: anything with a twist-off lid, plus margarine and yogurt containers

Placing any items other than those listed in or around the recycling bins constitutes illegal dumping and will be enforced with a municipal citation and fines of $750 plus surcharge and court costs.

Council Bluffs Recycling Center

Paper, glass, metal, plastic, and cardboard are accepted for free at the Council Bluffs Recycling Center (4441 Gifford Road) during business hours. Visit www.cbrecycles.com for details. 

Recycling Containers