Pick up on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays for homes west of 6th Avenue and on 2nd and 4th Wednesday for homes east of 6th Avenue. Container should be put out by 7 am. If you move, the recycling container stays with the house. If you need a container, contact the Wright County Area Landfill Authority at 515-532-2984.

Please separate recyclables into two categories.

Glass, Plastic, Metal
Loose in bottom of container

(#1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7)
Milk jugs – flatten – thoroughly drained
Anti-freeze containers – thoroughly drained
Motor oil – thoroughly drained

Clear, green, brown, blue
(Do not break!)

Aluminum (pop cans/pie tins, trays)

Tin Cans
Must be crimped or flattened

Cardboard, Paper, Magazines
Together in a brown paper sack or bundled together with twine

(Cereal, cake chip and cracker boxes)

Corrugated Cardboard
Flattened – maximum size is 30″ x 60″ x 6″ high)


Copy & Computer Paper

Junk Mail & Phone Books

Magazines & Catalogs

  • No plastic bags are to be used or set out
  • All items must be cleaned
  • All caps, lids covers, o-rings, pumps, metal handles discard into your regular trash
Not Recyclable
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels, napkins,¬†tissues
  • Cups, coffee filters, tea bags
  • Waxed paper or waxed anything like milk cartons, drinking boxes, frozen food boxes
  • Candy and gum wrappers
  • Cellophane, foil, plastic wrap
  • Carbon paper wallpaper
  • Bathroom waste paper
  • Photos, slides, transparencies
  • Aerosol cans, paint cans
  • Gasoline containers
  • Light bulbs, pens
  • Window panes, mirrors
  • Pottery, ceramics
  • Disposable razors, needles
  • Toys, dishes, glasses
  • Medicine containers
  • Plastic cups, silverware, trays
  • Plastic wrap
  • Foam cups, foam packaging
  • Plastic bags of any type

Call 515-532-3529 or toll free at 1-800-944-1118