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Mahaska County residents can recycle glass, cans, plastic containers, mixed paper, cardboard, scrap metal, and plastic grocery bags for free year-round at the landfill. Use our searchable list to determine if your items are recyclable!

Glass Dropoff: We now have a free glass dropoff location at the Environmental Learning Center, located at 2342 Iowa Highway 92, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 52577.

Glass Jars & Bottles

Empty and rinse jars. Lids and labels are okay. Food and beverage containers only.

All Food and Beverage Jars and Bottles
Okay to Recycle
Baby Food Jars
Okay to Recycle
Beer and Wine Bottles
Okay to Recycle
Drinking Glass
Do Not Recycle
Light Bulbs
Do Not Recycle
Mirrors
Do Not Recycle
Pickle and Mayonnaise Jars
Okay to Recycle
Plates
Do Not Recycle
Pottery and Ceramics
Do Not Recycle
Soft Drink and Juice Bottles
Okay to Recycle
Spaghetti Sauce Jars
Okay to Recycle
Window Glass
Do Not Recycle

Aluminum & Plastic Containers

Empty and rinse containers. Flatten jugs. Labels and lids are okay.

Beverage Cans
Okay to Recycle
Clean Foil Pie Plates
Okay to Recycle
Furnace Filters
Do Not Recycle
Handheld Appliances
Do Not Recycle
Laundry Baskets
Do Not Recycle
Metal Pots and Pans
Do Not Recycle
Plastic Bags
Do Not Recycle
Rinsed Bleach Containers
Okay to Recycle
Rinsed Detergent Jugs
Do Not Recycle
Rinsed Juice Cans
Okay to Recycle
Rinsed Milk Jugs
Okay to Recycle
Rinsed Tin Food Cans
Okay to Recycle
Styrofoam Containers and Cups
Do Not Recycle
Tupperware Type Containers
Do Not Recycle
Waste Baskets
Do Not Recycle

Mixed Paper

Remove contents and flatten all boxes.

Boxboard Containers
Okay to Recycle
Cat Litter
Do Not Recycle
Catalogs
Okay to Recycle
Fax Paper
Do Not Recycle
Hardcover Books
Do Not Recycle
Mail
Okay to Recycle
Newspaper
Okay to Recycle
Office Paper
Okay to Recycle
Phone Books
Okay to Recycle
Tissue Paper
Do Not Recycle
Wax Paper
Do Not Recycle
Wood Products
Do Not Recycle

Cardboard

Remove contents and flatten all boxes.

Boxes
Okay to Recycle
Dirty Cardboard
Do Not Recycle
Paper Towel Rolls
Okay to Recycle
Pizza Boxes
Do Not Recycle
Toilet Paper Rolls
Okay to Recycle
Waxed Cardboard
Do Not Recycle
Waxed Paper Milk Cartons
Do Not Recycle

Plastic Bags

Grocery store plastic bags are only accepted in the designated "Plastic Bag" bin. Please separate any bags from other recycling materials.

Our Mission

We are committed to promoting environmental responsibility and stewardship through development and continual improvement of an Environmental Management System. We will demonstrate this commitment by following our environmental management system recipe.

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