Household Recyclables

Household Recyclables

The Agency accepts recyclables only at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa.  Long lines are likely on Saturdays.

What's Accepted

Paper products, including:

  • Newspaper
  • Household office paper & mail
  • Magazines & catalogs
  • Boxboard (cereal boxes)
  • Beer/pop/water boxes
  • Brown paper bags
  • Gable-top boxes (milk & juice containers)
  • Frozen food packaging

Cardboard

Located inside the Resource Recovery building indicated with "cardboard" banner


Plastic products, including:

  • #1 PET containers (plastic containers and bottles with or without an Iowa deposit)
  • #2 HDPE containers (plastic containers and bottles such as milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and laundry detergent bottles)
  • #3-#7 plastic containers (plastic containers including food containers from grocery stores and restaurants)
Inside the RRB

Glass - bottles, jars, containers

Drop-off in glass recycling container outside of Resource Recovery building.

Window glass & panes, sheet glass, mirrors, bulbs of any type, dishes, glasses, pottery, cookware and ceramics are not recyclable!


Metal - cans & containers, including:

  • Aluminum Deposit and Non-Deposit Cans
  • Food and beverage containers composed primarily of iron/steel

Items NOT Accepted For Recycling

Paper trash, including:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Paper used to dispose of chewing gum
  • Paper soaked with food spills
  • Paper sprayed with paint
  • Paper covered in tape
  • Cardboard with Styrofoam attached
  • Paper or box board coated with wax
  • Kleenex/tissue papers
  • Napkins
  • Cups
  • Coffee filters
  • Tea bags
  • Wax paper
  • Cellophane
  • Paper towels
  • Carbon paper
  • Wallpaper
  • Bathroom waste paper
  • Photos
  • Slides
  • Transparencies
  • Styrofoam

Plastic bags & other film, including:

  • Trash bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Storage bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Film
  • Pet food bags

Rigid plastics, including:

  • Buckets
  • Garbage cans
  • Laundry baskets
  • Flower pots
  • Plant holders
  • Plastic toys
  • Clothes hangers
  • Piping

Other unacceptable items, including:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum pans
  • Tin foil
  • Rope
  • String
  • Twine
  • VHS tapes
  • Cotton balls
  • Tape
  • Cups
  • Silverware
  • Trays
  • Foam packaging
  • CD & CD jewel boxes