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Morrison County

The Morrison 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

All sixteen cities within Morrison County have mandatory curbside recycling collection. For more information on each individual city's program or schedule, please contact the city directly.

The Morrison County Solid Waste Management Facility also accepts household recyclable materials free of charge from county residents. The recycling area is self-serve. Directions and hours are available on the county website. The following materials are accepted:

These items can be mixed and put in the same bin at the recycling center. All inserts that come with the newspaper may be recycled. All materials must be clean and dry. DO NOT INCLUDE: wet or soiled materials; plastic bags or wrapping; hardcover books.

Aluminum, tin and steel food/beverage cans may be mixed and put in the same bin at the recycling center. Cans, including lids, must be rinsed thoroughly and free of any food or residue. Labels should be removed. DO NOT INCLUDE: soiled materials; paint cans; aerosol cans; pie tins; aluminum foil; metal toys; scrap metal.

Clear, green, brown and blue glass food/beverage containers only. Glass must be separated by color. Rinse and remove lids/caps. DO NOT INCLUDE: soiled material; light bulbs; mirrors; window glass; dishes; drinking glasses.

Plastic bottles marked with recycling symbol #1 or #2 are accepted. Rinse, remove caps. Labels do not need to be removed. DO NOT INCLUDE plastic bags; jars; pails; tubs; toys; hose/pipe; containers that held Household Hazardous Waste (pesticides, herbicides, solvents, paint, adhesives, etc.).

Keep corrugated cardboard separate from paperboard (below). Flatten; keep clean and dry. DO NOT INCLUDE dirty or oily/greasy boxes (pizza boxes, etc.); waxed cardboard.

Paperboard boxes/cartons (cracker/cake mix/pasta boxes, tissue boxes, etc.); flatten and bundle separate from cardboard. Keep clean and dry. DO NOT INCLUDE: waxed cartons (milk cartons, etc.); dirty or oily/greasy items.

White and colored envelopes; white and colored letterhead and inserts; file folders (white or manila/light-colored); note paper; writing paper; call slips; adding machine tape; legal pad paper; typing/copy paper; forms; pamphlets; brochures; invoices; bills; receipts. It is OK to leave staples, paper clips, rubber bands and tape. DO NOT INCLUDE: non-paper items (credit cards, etc); brown or kraft paper envelopes or mailers; plastic envelopes (FedEx, etc); carbon paper; chipboard (i.e. back of legal pads); coated/glossy papers; deep-colored file folders or construction paper. NOTE: Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, trade journals, newsprint-type flyers and coated/glossy flyers should be separated, and recycled in their own category mentioned above.

These guidelines are available on the county website in PDF format to view, download or print.


(Last updated December 22, 2014)

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