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Recycling for Rural, Letts and Cotter Residents
Drop off bins for
recyclables are available to rural households and residents of Letts and
Cotter. These bins are located at the
Louisa County Transfer station on the southern border of city of Wapello.
Transfer Station Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m.
– 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Closed most holidays
- Condense recyclables by
crushing and stacking.
- Do not put storage bags or
boxes in bins.
- Please help keep this
service free by recycling correctly. See information below.
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All newspapers and their
glossy inserts can be recycled. Papers must be dry and without residues
(paint, food, etc.)
They can be tied with a
string, put in paper bags, placed in cardboard boxes, or placed loose in the
newspaper drop-off bin.
Do not include:
Magazines, catalogs, phone books, junk mail, books, cereal boxes
corrugated and thin cardboard can be recycled.
Please flatten before placing in middle bin.
Boxes with staples
Brown paper sacks
Chip board (cereal, tissue boxes, etc.)
Sacks with string
Do not include:
Anything with food residue
Clear Glass Bottles
and beverage storage containers only. These bottles and jars must be
rinsed and the lids removed. (Metal lids can go with the tin cans.)
Drinking glasses, window glass, light bulbs,
mirrors, crystal ovenware, ceramic cups & plates, clay flower pots, heat
resistant baking glass or Pyrex.
of paper can be recycled including envelopes, colored paper, file folders, and
Newspaper, cardboard, magazines, books, Christmas wrapping paper, carbon
paper or other sensitized paper, blueprint paper, film, photographs, tape or
glue, metal embossing, metal objects (fasteners, and staples are okay).
magazines and catalogs may be recycled.
Plastic Bottles & Jugs
bottom of the containers for the recycling logo. Inside the logo is a number
identifying the type of plastic. Plastics accepted for recycling are types 1
of Acceptable Plastics:
Motor oil containers
rinse and crush all containers. Discard all caps and
and aluminum cans are acceptable. Rinse and remove labels if possible. Crush
the cans or stack smaller ones inside larger cans.
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