Recycling Guidelines

  • All recycled materials must be clean and screw lids removed.
  • Please remove your recycle material from bags.  It’s not acceptable to mix recycle material in the recycle bin compartments. Please follow trailer labeling.
  • Please sort your recycling into 7 different recycle bin compartments:
    • Clear #1 Plastic – soda, water, juice containers, etc.
    • Natural #2 Plastic – milk jugs, etc.
    • Colored #2 thru #5 & #7 Plastic – detergent bottles, etc.
    • Tin or Steel Cans (Please remove all labels)
    • Aluminum Beverage Cans
    • Paper – newspaper, magazines, phonebooks (removed from plastic bags), regular office paper, copy, shredded, envelopes,  and junk mail
      • There are two recycle bins that can be used for paper product: “Newspaper & Magazines” and “Office Paper”
      • Cardboard is not acceptable in these two bins.
    • Corrugated cardboard, chipboard – Cereal and food ingredient boxes, etc.
  • DO NOT bring Styrofoam products, diapers, glass, tires, food, oil or oil containers
  • No human waste and if found it must be reported, banned and fines imposed by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)


Recycling Facts:

  • Use reusable bags whenever possible.  Some stores will give you a discount for bringing your own bag.  For example: Hy-Vee gives you a five cent credit for each bag you provide yourself.  Otherwise ask for paper bags instead of plastic bags.
  • 9 cubic yards: Amount of landfill space saved by recycling one ton of cardboard.
  • 79 million tons: Amount of waste material diverted away from disposal in 2005 through recycling and composting.
  • 5 percent: Fraction of the energy it takes to recycle aluminum versus mining and refining new aluminum.
  • 51.5 percent: Percentage of the paper consumed in the U.S. that was recovered for recycling in 2005.”


Please help us to protect and improve our communities, surroundings, ground water for our future generation’s existence. 

Remember: R & R & R “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle