Recycling

What Can Be Recycled


You will be amazed at everything that is recyclable! Look for the recycle symbol.

NOTE! 

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.



Examples of Recyclables on a Table in City Hall
Recycling Note
  • 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
  • Paper
    • Computer Paper
    • Dry and Clean Newspapers
    • Holiday Wrapping Paper
    • Junk Mail
    • Magazines
    • Mixed Paper
    • Shredded Paper (place in blue bag only)

  • Plastic
    • Beverage Bottles (Separate Lids - Both are Recyclable)
    • Clear and Colored Plastics With #1,2,3,4,5, 6, or 7 Stamped On Bottom
    • Food Containers
    • Household Cleaning Bottles
    • Individual Cheese Wrappers
    • Remove Lids! 
    • Milk and Soap Jugs
    • Potato Chip Bags
    • Rinsed
    • NO PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS
    • NO PLASTIC TRASH BAGS
  • 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