You will be amazed at everything that is recyclable! Look for the recycle symbol.
1) Place all recyclable items in blue recycling totes "separated and loose" - do not secure several items in non-recyclable plastic bags!
2) Shredded paper is acceptable; however, should be placed in a blue recycle bag outside of Tote!
3) Blue recycle bags are acceptable and may be picked up separately or placed "next to" the blue recycle tote.
Extra Trash & Recycling
Additional residential trash and recycling may be picked up for an additional fee of $10 by contacting Van’s Sanitation. The fee will be included on your monthly City billing statement. Recycling Bins for excess cardboard and recycling are located in the parking lot behind Fire Station #1 on 1st Avenue SW.
Clear and Colored Plastics With #1,2,3,4,5, 6, or 7 Stamped On Bottom
Food and Beverage Containers
Household Cleaning Bottles
Milk and Soap Jugs
Empty and Rinsed
Food and Beverage Cans
Food Spray in a Can (E.g. Pam)
Hair Spray Cans
Label Left On Is OK
Not Allowed in Recycle Totes
NO PLASTIC BAGS/SHOPPING BAGS/GARBAGE BAGS (blue or clear recycle bags are acceptable - but we do prefer recyclables to be loose in the totes)
NO FOOD WASTE
NO CLOTHING OR SHOES
NO WOOD OR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
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