Garbage Pickup

 

Garbage Information

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Recycling Information

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North End (North of Highway 99) Mondays

South End (South of Highway 99) Thursdays

  North of Highway 99: 2nd and 4th Monday
South of Highway 99: 2nd and 4th Thursday

Recycling must be on the curb by 8:00 A.M.

 

   

Each household is allowed to have two 32-gallon capacity garbage bags or garbage cans, weight limit

30 pounds. Barrels of any type will not be emptied.

 

Garbage cans larger than the 32-gallon limit will not be emptied.

 

Each extra garbage bag must have a $1.00 garbage tag placed on the bag. Garbage tags are available for purchase at City Hall during normal business hours.

     • Place garbage tag around the neck of the bag

 

Notes:
• No Containers Provided
• Do not place recyclables in garbage bags or trashcans for curbside pickup.
• All paper and cardboard must be dry.
• Cans, plastic and glass must be in separate containers.


To Recycle in Wapello: Sort and clean recyclables as noted below. Place on curbside on appropriate date in a container. Plastic or paper grocery bags may be used to keep items separate. A plastic tote with lid will protect recyclables from wind and rain. Any container that does not look like a garbage can or bag can be used.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Tag System
 
Newspapers
1 Tag Items
 

All newspapers and their glossy inserts can be recycled. Papers must be dry and without residues (paint, food, etc.)

 

They can be tied with string or put in paper or plastic bags.

 

DO NOT INCLUDE: Magazines, catalogs, phone books, junk mail, books, cereal boxes (may be recycled with other materials)

$5.00
 
   
Chairs
Car Seats
 
Dressers
House Doors
 
Small TV
Bed Mattress
 
Storm Doors
Bed Springs
 
Recliners
Toilets
 
Small Desks
   

 
 
2 Tag Items
 
Cardboard
$10.00
 

Both corugated and thin cardboard can be recycled.

 

Please flatten and stack before placing at the curb. No pieces over 3 feet square.

   
Console Stereo
Medium Table
 
Sofa
Large Desks
   
Large TV (Console)
Music Center
 
With Cardboard
 Cannot be Recycled
Humidifiers
 
Corrugated Cardboard
Wax-coated Cardboard

 
Boxes with staples
Feed/Seed sacks
3 Tags Items
 
Telephone Books
Anything with food residue
$15.00
 
Brown paper sacks
 
   
Chip Board (Cereal, tissue boxes, etc.)
 
Hide-a-bed
Large Table
   
Countertop Refridgerator
 

 
Clear Glass Bottles & Jars
Appliances
  Food and beverage storage containers only. These bottles and jars must be rinsed and the lids removed. (Metal lids can go with the tin cans. Labels do not need to be removed. 
$20.00
 
   
Water Heater
Stove
   
Refridgerator
Freezer
 
Not Recyclable:
All Air Conditioners
Furnace
 
Colored  glass
Mirrors
Dryer
Dehumidifier
 
Drinking glasses
Crystal
Washer
Microwaves
 
Window glass
Ovenware
 
Light bulbs
Ceramic cups & Plates
Upright Vacuum Cleaner-two $1.00 garbage tags
 
Clay flower pots

Heat resistant baking glas

or Pyrex

   

 
 
Magazines
    All glossy magazines and catalogs may be recycled. Tie with a string or place in grocery bags.
   
     
   
With Magazines
Do Not Include
   
Time
TV Guide
   
Newsweek
Books
   
National Geographic
Tabloids on newsprint
   
Slick catalogs, etc.
Phonebooks
     
Reader's Digest, etc.
   
   
Plastic Bottles & Jugs
    Check the bottom of the containers for the recycling logo. Inside the logo is a number identifying the type of plastic. Plastics accepted for recycling are tpes 1 thru 7. Remove lids, rinse and crush containers.
   
   
   
     
   
With Plastics
Do Not Include
   
Food containers
Motor Oil containers
   
Detergent bottles
Batteries
   
Shampoo bottles
Styrofoam
   
Milk jugs
   
Butter containers
   
Bleach jugs
 
   
Juice jugs
 
   
PET containers
 
   
Yogurt containers
 
     
   

Please rinse and crush all containers.

Discard all caps and lids

   
   
   
Metal Cans
    All tins and aluminum cans are acceptable. Rinse and remove labels if possible. Crush the cans or stack smaller ones inside larger cans. Clean aluminum foil is acceptable.
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

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