Recycling

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
Phone: 641-328-3342

Hours:
Mon 1:30-4:30pm
Tue, Thurs, Fri 1:00-4:00pm
Sat. 9:00am-3:00pm
Weds. 9-11am

Solid Waste and Recycling Companies

 Business Name Phone Number
 Al’s Enterprise 515-520-7537
 Area Sanitation 641-752-8900
 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

Composting

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.