Crawford County Recycling

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All households in the cities in Crawford 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 blue recycling container for pickup.

If you move and the house does not have a blue container, please call 712-263-8454 to learn how you can get a container.

Rural Recycling

Drop off sites have been established for rural residents in Crawford County to also participate in the recycling program. Absolutely no garbage is accepted at these sites. View locations of dropboxes and recycling trailers.

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


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.


Appliances include washing machines, stoves, clothes dryers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, and freezers. Cost for disposal is $12 per appliance.


Tires are recycled. Cost to recycle tires is $2.00 for 15" and smaller, 16" and larger $5.00, $10 for truck and all other tires are $0.08/lb.

Trees, Sticks and Brush

The Commission has an area designated for trees, sticks and bushes. The cost for trees, sticks and bushes is $20 per ton delivered and must be under 6" in diameter.

Yard Waste

The Commission has an area designated for grass and leaves. 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.


Asphalt shingles including the tar paper and nails may be recycled. The cost to recycle shingles is $35 per ton based on tonnage delivered. The Commission will provide free of charge large plastic bags for the individual or business to put their trash in from the job site. The shingles will be used in an asphalt mix in parking lots and roadways. No wood shingles are accepted through this program.