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Meeker County

The Meeker 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

Curbside collection is available in Cosmos, Dassel, Eden Valley and Litchfield. Recyclable materials are also accepted at the Meeker County Transfer Station recycling drop-off site, just off Hwy. 24 between Litchfield and Forest City.

The following materials are accepted:

Clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars are accepted. Remove all caps and lids. DO NOT INCLUDE ceramics (i.e. coffee mugs); window glass; mirrors; broken glass; light bulbs.

Aluminum and tin cans are accepted. Remove labels and rinse clean. DO NOT INCLUDE aluminum foil.

Plastic containers marked with recycling symbols #1 or #2 are accepted (soda bottles, milk/water jugs, laundry containers, shampoo/conditioner bottles, etc.). Remove all caps and lids, and rinse clean. DO NOT INCLUDE yogurt, butter, or sour cream containers; pails or buckets; any plastic items not marked with #1 or #2.

Newspaper, glossy inserts, flyers, magazines, catalogs and phone books are accepted.

Cardboard boxes, paperboard gift boxes, office paper, junk mail, hardcover and softcover books, food packaging (cereal/cake mix/pasta/etc.) boxes, notebooks, file folders, sticky notes and other mixed paper are accepted. Remove all plastic wrap or plastic components. DO NOT INCLUDE pizza boxes or containers contaminated with food.


(Last updated June 12, 2010)

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