Guthrie County Recycling

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All households in the cities of Guthrie County are provided with weekly curbside pickup of recyclable materials. Please see the brochure for how to prepare your yellow recycling container for pickup.

If you move and the house does not have a yellow container, please call your City Hall or the Transfer Station.

Rural Recycling

Recycling Trailers have been established for rural residents in Guthrie County to also participate in the recycling program. Absolutely no garbage is accepted at these sites. The Recycling Trailers are located in: Yale (1st - 7th of the month), Jamaica (8th - 15th of the month), Bagly (16th -23rd of the month), Bayard (24th - 31st of the month). View locations of dropboxes and recycling trailers in these towns.

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


Businesses can work with their contracted hauler about pickup or deliver the materials directly to the transfer station.

Local haulers providing this service in Guthrie County include the following:
Avery Sanitation (641) 746-2638
Bohlmann & Sons Sanitation (712) 304-1510
Bayard Sanitation (712) 210-2750
Dreher Sanitation (712) 304-4475
Jensen Sanitation (641) 757-0893
Lyons Sanitation (641) 755-2269
MTS (712) 254-2411


Appliances include washing machines, stoves, clothes dryers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, and freezers. Disposal of appliances with Freon is $15.


Guthrie County Champion Tire Recycling has a processor, pick up tires that are brought for proper disposal. Cost for disposal can be found under rates and payment.

Trees, Sticks and Brush

Guthrie County has an area designated for trees, sticks and bushes. The cost for trees, sticks and bushes can be found under rates and payment.

Yard Waste

Guthrie County has an area designated for grass and leaves. All grass and leaves must be emptied out of the bags and the bags taken home. There is no cost for disposal of grass and leaves. The material will be land applied.

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.

Cost of recycling any size monitors, TV's, or laptop's is based on size and can be found on the rates and payments page. Printers, fax machines, stereo equipment, VCR's, hard drives, copiers, keyboards, mouse and the cables are $0.25 per lb.

All electric waste shall be delivered to the transfer station for recycling.