Carroll County Recycling

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residential carroll recyclingAll households in the cities of Carroll County are provided with weekly curbside pickup of recyclable materials on the same day and at the same time when their garbage is picked up. Please see the brochure for how to prepare your red recycling container for pickup.

If you move and the house does not have a red container, please call 712-792-5001 to learn how you can get a container.

Rural Recycling

Drop off sites have been established for rural residents in Carroll County to also participate in the recycling program. Absolutely no garbage is accepted at these sites.

All recyclables materials can also be delivered free of charge to the recycling center during normal business hours.

View locations of dropboxes and recycling trailers


The Commission provides blue recycling bags for commercial businesses to recycle paper products. The businesses can work with their contracted hauler about pickup or deliver the bags directly to the recycling center.

Local haulers providing this service in Carroll County include Ray's Refuse Service, 712-792-4071 and Carroll Refuse Service, 712-792-0101. If you need information outside of Carroll County, call 712-792-5001.


Appliances include washing machines, stoves, clothes dryers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, and freezers. The Commission has a contract with Quandt Auto Salvage who comes and picks up the appliances and demanufactures them according to Iowa's regulations. After the appliances are demanufactured, the scrap metal is sold to a salvage yard. The cost of disposal is $10 per appliance.


Carroll Tire RecyclingThe Commission has a processor, Liberty Tire, who picks up tires that are brought for proper disposal. All sizes of tires are accepted. Please call us for the current disposal price.

Trees, Sticks, and Brush

The Commission has an area designated for trees, sticks, and bushes which are ground up by a company and used for bedding. Any tree with a diameter of over 18 inches must be taken to the landfill. The cost for trees, sticks, and bushes is $45 per ton delivered, minimum charge $3.00.

Yard Waste

The Commission has an area designated for grass and leaves. All grass and leaves must be emptied out of the bags and the bags taken home and reused or put in the garbage. There is no cost for disposal of grass and leaves.

Electronic Waste

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that most colored cathode ray tubes (CRTs) are hazardous waste. A CRT is a vacuum glass tube, which is the video display component of a computer monitor or television.

Colored CRTs from a business can NOT be disposed of in an Iowa landfill.

At the current time, this regulation only affects color CRTs from businesses. Wastes from households are not regulated as hazardous wastes so color CRTs from households can legally be disposed of in a landfill (unless a landfill agency has a different policy).

The cost of recycling any size monitors, TVs, or laptops is $10.00 per item from either businesses or residents. Printers, fax machines, stereo equipment, VCR's, hard drives, copiers, keyboards, mouse, and cables are free.

All electronic waste shall be delivered to the recycling center for recycling.


Clean dimensional wood waste and pallets are ground into a wood mulch that can be used in flower gardens and for new tree plantings. The mulch is sold in bulk for $50 per ton.