What Can Be Recycled
You will be amazed at everything that is recyclable! Look for the recycle symbol.
Examples of Recyclables on a Table in City Hall
  • Cardboard
    • Beverage Boxes
    • Cereal Boxes
    • Food Boxes Without Food Stains (E.g. Hamburger Helper Box, Cake Box, Pizza Box)
    • Laundry Soap Box
    • Shoe Boxes
    • Tissue Boxes
  • Glass
    • Amber Glass Is Acceptable
    • Beverage Bottles
    • Clear Glass Is the Most Valuable
    • Food Jars
    • Metal Lids Can Be Included
    • Remove the Lids
    • Rinsed
    • Unbroken
  • Paper
    • Computer Paper
    • Dry and Clean Newspapers
    • Holiday Wrapping Paper
    • Junk Mail
    • Magazines
    • Mixed Paper
  • Plastic
    • Beverage Bottles
    • Clear and Colored Plastics With #1,2,3,4,5, 6, or 7 Stamped On Bottom
    • Food Containers
    • Household Cleaning Bottles
    • Individual Cheese Wrappers
    • Lids Removed
    • Milk and Soap Jugs
    • Plastic Bags
    • Potato Chip Bags
    • Rinsed
  • Styrofoam™ (Polystyrene)
  • Tin Cans
    • Caps
    • Empty and Rinsed
    • Foil
    • Food and Beverage Cans
    • Food Spray in a Can (E.g. Pam)
    • Hair Spray Cans
    • Label Left On Is Ok
    • Lids
Materials do not need to be separated and a plastic bag is not required when using the blue recycle tote. There is no need to remove labels or bands from cans and bottles. Clean only enough to prevent odors.
Businesses & Rural Households
Businesses and rural households can place recyclable materials in recycling dumpsters at the following locations: Rural Households can place recyclable materials in Recycling Dumpsters at the following locations:
  • Brunsville – SE of Elevator
  • Craig – NW of Town Hall
  • Kingsley – Between Hardware and Grocery Store
  • Le Mars – Plymouth County Civil Defense Building and/or Parking Lot behind Fire Station No. 1
  • Merrill – West of Fire Station
  • Oyens – West of Post Office
  • Struble – Maintenance Shed
  • Westfield – West of Post Office