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2015 RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS

  Recycling Collection will be on Thursdays of every other week, as noted below

 January 8, 22                February 5,19             March  5, 19                   April 2, 16, 30

May 14, 28                     June 11, 25                  July 9, 23                      August 6, 20

Sept 3, 17                      October 1, 15, 29       November 12, 28*          December 10, 24


* denotes schedule changes during holiday weeks

 Thanksgiving  collection will be on Saturday, November 28th

Please have items out for collection by 6:00 am.

ITEMS BANNED FROM LANDFILLS:

Appliances - Tires - Used motor oil - Lead acid batteries

Wet paint - Yard waste - Electronics (TV's, computer components,

fax machines, DVD players, VCR's and DVR's)

For more information contact (563)583-3381

Additional information can be found at dittmerrecycling.com


RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS

PLASTICS                            Household container plastics #1 through #7 are recyclable. Plastic bags(grocery,

                                         newspaper, etc.-no black or brown bags) that are clean and dry should be placed

                                         inside a clear or transparent bag and tied shut; full bag should be no larger than a

                                         basketball. Plastic items that are not recyclable include: Formed styrofoam, packing

                                         peanuts and oil bottles.

METALS                               Tin and aluminum food, beverage and aerosol cans can be recycled. They should be

                                         empty and the plastic tops removed. Cardboard sided juice cans and paints cans are not

                                         recyclable. Small items of scrap metal may also be recycled (pots, pans, toasters, etc),

                                         nothing smaller than 2 inches or larger than a basketball and weighing more than 10 lbs.

GLASS                                   Green, brown, blue and clear bottles and jars only. Windows, mirrors, glassware,

                                         ceramics and light bulbs are not recyclable.

PAPER                                   Newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books, paper milk and and juice cartons

                                          and junk mail should be placed loose in the recycling bin. Tissue or paper towels, food

                                         and candy wrappers are not recyclable. Gift wrapping paper (non-foil type) is also

                                         recyclable.

CARDBOARD                         All cardboard boxes including paperboard (cereal boxes, etc) are recyclable. Wax and

                                        plastic coated cardboard are not recyclable. Please flatten boxes; pieces should be no

                                        larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.

Drivers look for the bins to determine if a stop is needed.

Please rinse containers.

Preparing recyclables correctly is important for the Recycling Centers

automated single-stream sorting process. Proper preparation ensures that recyclables will not

be landfilled, helping keep your communities' cost down.

                     

 


 



        


 

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