Recycling Information

Recycling has been mandatory in the Marshall County Landfill Service Area by the ordinance of all towns and in the rural area, since 1995.  

When you recycle you save on landfill space, energy, our natural resources, and you help keep our water and air clean. Recycling also creates jobs right here in Iowa.

Acceptable Items for Recycling

#1 & #2 Plastic Food & Beverage Containers

    • Rinse the container 
    • Leave labels on
    • Remove the lids & rings, put in trash. 
    • Empty plastics that contained motor oil or hazardous kinds of oil go in the trash.
Plastics are recycled into carpet, polyester clothing, lumber, and more.

Clear Glass Food Containers

  • Rinse clean -Leave labels on
  • Lids, rings, and broken glass go in the trash.
Glass is recycled into glass containers, road bed aggregate, floor tile, and more.  Plastics are recycled into carpet, polyester clothing, lumber, and more.

Paper Products

  • Newspapers & items with the newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, and junk mail should be put into a clean plastic grocery type bag/sack. 
  • Put soiled paper in the trash. 
Paper gets recycled into new paper products and other useful paper items.

Tin Cans

  • Rinse clean and remove labels 
  • Toss any loose lids into the trash
  • Return aluminum pop and beer cans for a deposit. 
Tin cans get recycled into new tin cans and other items made with steel.

Corrugated Cardboard and Paperboard

  • Must be clean and flattened.
  • Wax coated, soiled cardboard or paperboard put in the trash—ex. Pizza boxes. 
New cardboard, fuel pellets, insulation, and other paper created from recycled cardboard and paperboard.

Recycling Drop Off Center

12th Street Recycling
1003 South 12th Street Marshalltown, IA 50158

Monday - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesday - 12:00am - 1:30pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 8:30am - 12:00pm
1st and 3rd Friday - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
2nd and 4th Saturday - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday - Closed
Hours may vary depending on weather conditions

Solid Waste and Recycling Companies

 Business Name  Phone Number
 Al’s Enterprise  515-520-7537
 Area Sanitation  641-752-8900
 Devig Services  641-750-2298
 Ferch Sanitation & Recycling  641-473-2396
 Jerry’s Sanitation  641-487-7288
 LeGrand Sanitation  641-479-2615
 Moler Sanitation  641-366-2575
 Stone Sanitation  641-752-7165


The landfill does not accept any trees, branches, leaves, or yard and garden waste for disposal. These items can go to the City of Marshalltown Compost Facility at 900 Woodland Street. Phone number is (641) 754-5745 (at the facility). If no answer, call 641-754-5734.

You can compost at home and use it on your garden and flower beds. Wood chip mulch is good for new trees, bushes and flowers to hold the moisture and to protect them.