Recycling

City of Waverly Recycling Center
2800 5th Ave NW
Waverly, IA 50677

Contact

  • Recycling Center: 319-352-3173 (or 352-6247/-9065)
  • Public Services: 319-352-6247
  • Public Works Administration:  319-352-9065

Hours

Recyclables Accepted at Waverly's Recycling Center

Listed below are all of the recyclables accepted at the City of Waverly's Recycling Center.  The items that can be picked up by the Curbside Recycling Truck are labeled.

Printable list of all recycling items

  • ALUMINUM:  Clean aluminum foil, disposable pie pans, pizza pans, and lawn chairs stripped of other metal or plastic.
  • BOOKS, HARD-COVERED & PAPERBACK
  • CARDBOARD, CORRUGATED & SINGLE-LAYERED:  (CURBSIDE RECYCLING ITEM) Clean corrugated cardboard.  Tape and staples are OK, but try & remove as much as possible.  Pizza boxes that are clean of food are acceptable.  Unwaxed cardboard, brown paper bags & cardstock are accepted.  Remove liners from cereal boxes (TerraCycle item - see below) and remove metal tear-off strips from plastic wrap boxes.
  • GLASS, CLEAR & COLORED:  Clear and colored glass containers, cleaned with caps removed.  The labels are OK.  No Pyrex, windows, baking dishes, light bulbs or tinted glass.  Glass can no longer be accepted curbside because of the compaction operation of the Recycling Truck.
  • MAGAZINES & SLICK PAPER:  (CURBSIDE RECYCLING ITEM)
  • MOTOR OIL: Only used motor oil that has not been mixed with gas, antifreeze, or water.  Customer to empty oil into an oil collection barrel and used container to be discarded by customer as it cannot be recycled.
  • NEWSPAPERS:  (CURBSIDE RECYCLING ITEM)  Newspapers need to be bundled, bagged, or can be loose in bottom of your recycling box if placing out for the Curbside Recycling Truck to pick up.  If you deliver your newspapers to the Recycling Center, we prefer that they be kept loose and not bundled.  All inserts can be left with the newspaper.
  • PAPER, WHITE & COLORED:  (CURBSIDE RECYCLING ITEM)  Staples are OK, but no paper clips.  No gift-wrap.  No crayon or tape.  Cellophane-window envelopes are accepted.
  • PHONE BOOKS:  (CURBSIDE RECYCLING ITEM)
  • PLASTIC CONTAINERS:  (CURBSIDE RECYCLING ITEM)  Numbers 1-7.  Cleaned or rinsed of food and all caps removed from bottles.  (The removal of caps makes compaction of bottles easier.)  All plastics #1-7 can be commingled at Recycling Center.  See list below for plastics not accepted.
  • PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS:  Need to be clean as they are reused by the food bank.
  • SHREDDED PAPER: Commingled white & colored shredded paper is accepted. There is a paper shredder at the Recycling Center for use by the public.
  • STYROFOAM:  (white only)  Food containers, coffee cups, box liners, packing material, craft items, etc.  Must be clean of all food and any tape must be removed.
  • STYROFOAM PEANUTS:  (all colors)  These peanuts can then be picked up and reused by any resident or business.
  • TIN CANS:  (CURBSIDE RECYCLING ITEM)  Clean tin or steel cans.

Paper Shredder

There is a heavy duty paper shredder at the Recycling Center for public use.

Items That Cannot be Recycled:

  • Gift wrap paper
  • paper with lots of crayon or tape
  • plastic bags (other than clean grocery bags)
  • plastic utensils
  • plastic drinking straws
  • plastic containers that had contained motor oil, herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, paints or paint thinner

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