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Fillmore County

The Fillmore County website lists specific guidelines as to what materials are or are not recyclable in your area; please consult this list (as well as any materials you may have received from your county or recycling servicer) as you collect your recyclables. But remember, you can always recycle MORE than just what's collected! Reusable goods can be given to thrift stores or churches, food waste can be composted, some materials can be sent directly to remanufacturers... For tips on recycling MORE than what's normally collected, check out our mega list of what can be recycled and how.


Recycling Guidelines

Collection schedules will vary. Contact your local hauler or city hall for your schedule.

Fillmore County rural residents may contract with a waste hauler for home service or use one of the County recycling sheds or the Resource Recovery Center.

Separate recyclables into two categories:

Combine together in a brown paper bag or bundle with twine.
-- Paper: computer and copy paper, junk mail, stationery, paper bags
-- Boxboard: cereal, cake mix, chip and cracker boxes; discard plastic bag inserts.
-- Newspapers
-- Magazines, catalogs and phone books
-- Corrugated cardboard: flatten and bundle or bag

Combine loose in a bin/container.
-- Plastic: empty bottles, jugs, ice cream pails
-- Glass: bottles and jars
-- Aluminum: cans, pie tins, trays
-- Tin cans: rinse, flatten if possible
NO plastic bags. All items must be clean. Discard caps, lids, covers, O-rings, metal handles.

Additional materials accepted at the county Resource Recovery Center:
-- Clean clothing (no shoes, purses, belts, vinyl or leather)
-- Motor oil and used oil filters
-- Tires
-- Fluorescent / high-intensity discharge lamps and ballasts
-- Appliances
-- Scrap metal

Electronics ("e-waste") and appliances are also accepted at Waste Management in Spring Valley.


(Last updated April 13, 2011)

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