Recycling Information

What types of materials are accepted for recycling?

Area Recyclers accepts #1, #2, and #5 marked plastic containers, newspapers/catalogs/magazines/office paper/envelopes, glass, tin/aluminum cans, and corrugated cardboard.  Please rinse all milk jugs and remove/throw lids away prior to recycling.  Cereal boxes and soda/beer cartons are not recyclable.

How do I obtain a curbside recycling container?

Curbside recycling collection is provided to all incorporated communities in our service area.  Residents are required to have at least one Area Recyclers labeled container, and are then free to use additional containers of their choice if needed.  Recycling containers can be purchased at Area Recyclers and at area city hall offices.

Do I need a recycling container to use the rural drop off locations?

If you are using the rural drop off locations you are not required to purchase an Area Recyclers labeled container.

How do I know my collection date for curbside recycling collection?

Curbside collection calendars are distributed annually and typically are placed into containers during the month of November.  Calendars are also available via our website (insert links to the schedules and Facebook)  Additionally, you can stop in at Area Recyclers to get a calendar.

How do I dispose of an appliance?

Area Recyclers accepts appliances (examples include refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces) anytime from 8am-11:30am M-F and the second and fourth Saturdays from 8am-11:30am.  Appliances may be dropped off in the afternoon by appointment only.  All appliances incur a $10 disposal fee.

Area Recyclers

1818 West Burlington Avenue 
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-753-8126 / 800-216-8126
Fax: 319-753-8717 
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HazChem Center of Southeast Iowa

13758 Washington Road
West Burlington, Iowa 52655
319-753-8758
Hours By Appointment

DMC Regional Landfill

13758 Washington Road
West Burlington, Iowa 52655
319-753-8722
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Recycle 2 You Store

1818 West Burlington Avenue 
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-753-8126 / 800-216-8126
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Second & Fourth Saturdays
8:00-11:30am.