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Garbage, Hazardous Waste & Recycling
These materials are accepted at both the drive-through and drop-off locations:
Dairy and juice boxes
Refrigerator and freezer boxes
Envelopes, including manila
Hard cover books (a few at a time)
Magazines and glossy newspaper inserts
Paperboard (like cereal and shoe boxes)
Reminder: Do not place your recyclable items in plastic bags. Please use paper bags instead.
These paper products are not recyclable:
Pizza boxes, because of the grease
Dark colored papers, such as a black malfunction from a copier
Egg cartons, because of the glue
Paper tubes, because of the glue
Shredded paper (even when bagged up, it gets loose in the sorting facility and contaminates other commodities)
Gift wrap paper
Release paper from stickers
For more information, send an
or call (507) 304-4381.
Recycling Education Committee
Material Decomposition Rates