The Solid Waste Agency accepts glass at both locations for no charge. The company we recycle it with uses it to make new beer bottles and insulation.
Single Stream refers to a system which paper, plastic, metals and other recyclables are mixed for collection versus being sorted at time of pickup.
We accept asphalt shingles for recycling at both Solid Waste Agency locations. The fee is $30 per ton instead of the regular $38 per ton garbage fee. The shingles are used by LL Pelling to make asphalt for roads.
The 1.5% is material that was collected in the Curby is material that should not have been recycled and should have been placed in the garbage.
The electronics are taken to Midwest Electronic Recovery in Walford, a certified electronics demanufacturer. They wipe everything that comes in so you do not have to if you don't want to take that step.
Cardboard is made into items such as new boxes and brown paper towels.
Plastics are recycled into numerous products such as drainage tile, carpet, new plastic bottles, plastic decking and playground equipment.
Glass is made into new glass bottles and fiberglass insulation.
The website below is a great resource for finding out what can be taken to which drop-off site.
Old car batteries, and household batteries, and used oil can be taken to either Solid Waste Agency location and recycled for no charge. 1954 County Home Road, Marion or 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids.
Plastic containers should be okay with a simple rinse. All food should be removed from containers.
Join the Solid Waste Agency on September 6th to celebrate our grand opening at 1954 County Home Road, Marion. We have the Resource Recovery building, the Environmental Education Center, and much more. Food and drinks provided from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. See you then!
City Carton Recycling provides recycling for businesses and municipalities. For more information please visit our website www.citycarton.com.
If you are interested in learning more about recycling in Linn County, check out the Elite Recyclers program with the City of Cedar Rapids www.CityofCR.com/Recycle. Another good resource for your recycling answers is www.RecycleMoreLinnCounty.com.