Recyclable Items

recycleshadow900These items can be recycled:

  • Paper – dry & clean newspapers, computer paper, magazines, mixed paper, junk mail, wrapping paper at Christmas.
  • Tin/Aluminum Cans – empty, rinsed, caps, lids, & foil, food and beverage cans, empty aerosol cans; label left on is OK.
  • Plastics – rinsed, clear and colored plastics with #1,2,3,4,5, 6 & 7 stamped on bottom, milk and soap jugs, food, beverage, and household cleaning bottles, plastic bags, potato chip bags, individual cheese wrappers.
  • Cardboards – tissue boxes, cereal, shoe and beverage boxes, food boxes without food stains, as in hamburger helper box, cake box, pizza box, laundry soap box.
  • Glass – See the “Glass Recycling” page for more information and instructions.


Please note:  There is no need to bag your recycling.  However, if bags are used they should be a clear or see-through plastic bag. There is no need to remove labels or bands from cans and bottles.

Clean only enough to prevent odors.

There is no charge for dropping off the types of recycling listed above.


Appliances:  Household appliances like refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, etc., can be dropped off at the landfill for a charge of $10.00 for recycling.  These items are not allowed in the landfill per Iowa law.

  •   If you are a Mid American Energy customer you can take advantage of their appliance recycling program.  They will pick-up for free your working refrigerator, freezer or air conditioner.  They will also rebate you $50.00 for the refrigerator or freezer.  They will rebate you $25.00 for the air conditioner.  Call them at 800-621-2757 with questions or to schedule a pick-up.
Tires:  Car tires – $5.00, Truck tires – $10.00, Tractor tires – $15.00
Asphalt Shingles – See our shingle recycling page for more information.
Scrap Metal – no charge