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Wapello Recycling

(Cost of program included in garbage fee.)

Curbside Pickup:
North of Highway 99: 2nd and 4th Monday
- Recycling must be on the curb by 8:00 A.M.
    South of Highway 99: 2nd and 4th Thursday
- Recycling must be on the curb by 8:00 A.M.


  • No Containers Provided
  • Do not place recyclables in garbage bags or trashcans for curbside pickup.
  • All paper and cardboard must be dry.
  • Cans, plastic and glass must be in separate containers.

To Recycle in Wapello:  Sort and clean recyclables as noted below. Place on curbside on appropriate date in a container. Plastic or paper grocery bags may be used to keep items separate. A plastic tote with lid will protect recyclables from wind and rain. Any container that does not look like a garbage can or bag can be used.


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 or put in paper or plastic bags.

Do not include: Magazines, catalogs, phone books, junk mail, books, cereal boxes (may be recycled with other materials).


Both corrugated and thin cardboard can be recycled.
Please flatten, flatten and stack before placing at the curb.  No pieces over 3 feet square.

With Cardboard:
Corrugated cardboard
Boxes with staples
Telephone books
Brown paper sacks
Chip board (cereal, tissue boxes, etc.)
Cannot be recycled:
Wax-coated cardboard
Feed/seed sacks
Anything with food residue

Clear Glass Bottles & Jars

Food and beverage storage containers only.  These bottles and jars must be rinsed and the lids removed. Metal lids can be recycled with metal.  Labels do not need to be removed.

Not Recyclable:
Colored glass. Drinking glasses, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, crystal ovenware, ceramic cups & plates, clay flower pots, heat resistant baking glass or Pyrex.

Office Paper

Many types of paper can be recycled including envelopes, colored paper, file folders, and junk mail.
Tie paper with a string or place in a paper or plastic bag. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.

Do not include:
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).


All glossy magazines and catalogs may be recycled.  Tie with a string or place in grocery bags.

With Magazines:
Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, slick catalogs, etc.

Do Not Include:
TV Guide, Books, Tabloids printed on newsprint, phone books, Readerís Digest, etc.

Plastic Bottles & Jugs

Check the bottom of the containers for the recycling logo. Inside the logo is a number identifying the type of plastic. Plastics accepted for recycling are any container with the numbers 1 thru 7.  Remove lids, rinse & crush containers. Lids cannot be recycled.

Examples of Acceptable Plastics:
Food containers
Detergent bottles
Shampoo bottles
Milk jugs
Butter container
Bleach jugs
Juice jugs
PET containers
Yogurt containers


Do not include:
Motor oil containers



Please rinse and crush all containers. Discard all caps and lids.

Metal Cans

All tin and aluminum cans are acceptable. Rinse and remove labels if possible. Crush the cans or stack smaller ones inside larger cans. Clean aluminum foil, pie pans and TV dinner trays are acceptable.

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Louisa County Conservation Board
12635 County Rd G56, Suite 101
Wapello, Iowa 52653-0261

Phone: (319)-523-8381
Fax: (319)-527-2131