Recycling Services

Open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2-4 p.m., thanks to Agape Boarding School volunteers. Do not leave items at other times.

The city recycling center is located northwest of MFA. Take Mo. 32 west from the square. Just past MFA, turn north (right) onto Fourth Street, then west (left) onto Arnold Wallen Way. Pass the north pumping station solar array and see the dumpsters on the right. Turn north (right) into the fenced area.

Agapé Boarding School staffs the recycling center and provides car-to-dumpster service. Residents pull up to the gate and young men unload recyclables, carry them to and deposit them in the appropriate dumpsters. They move a lot of recyclable material in a short time. Help them by delivering glass for recycling in a box or bag separate from other recyclable items which may be co-mingled. We appreciate Agapé providing this service.

  1. One of the two large dumpsters at the recycling center accepts all types of glass food and beverage containers for recycling; however, no porcelain, ceramics or pane glass. Material other than glass contaminates the load, so box or bag glass separate from other items which may be co-mingled.
  1. The second large dumpster accepts co-mingled steel, tin, and aluminum cans; plastic bottles and containers — No. 1-7, paper, pasteboard and corrugated cardboard; see more details below. Residents can co-mingle these items at home, too, which makes recycling easier.

Recyclable waste accepted in co-mingled (unsorted) dumpster provided by Republic Services:

Aluminum cans
Boxboard (cereal, cake, pasta boxes, etc.)
Brown paper grocery bags
Catalogs
Corrugated cardboard (must be broken down flat)
Seed/feed bags with strings removed
Junk mail and envelopes
Magazines
Newspaper and newspaper inserts
Office and colored paper
Paper cartons (such as egg and berry)
Phone books (plastic sleeves removed)
Plastic containers with lids (No. 1-7)
Steel and tin cans and lids

Not accepted:

Styrofoam of any kind
Plastic sacks or bags (deposit clean, dry No. 2 and No. 4 bags to Woods Super Market)
Aerosol cans
Aluminum foil
Batteries (deliver to Joe’s Tires, south of the Post Office)
Diapers
Tissue
Toiletries
Food waste or garbage
Food-tainted items, juice boxes or bags
Yard waste (call City Hall to arrange to dispose of yard waste, usually on Mondays, 1 p.m.) 
Trash.

Stockton United Methodist Church Go Green Team
East of the square, 708 East Highway 32, across from the Stockton Cemetery.

  1. In partnership with the United Methodist Women, the Go Green Team publishes an annual comprehensive Guide to Recycling in Stockton, organized by items that can be recycled. Pick up a bright green copy of the list at City Hall, the Courthouse (county clerk’s office or basement), Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce, Cedar County Republican office, the Cedar County Library /Stockton Branch, Cedar County Memorial Health Complex, Cedar County Memorial Exercise Center, Simmons Bank, Korth Center or Stockton United Methodist Church office.
  1. Hosts annual Dead Electronics and Appliances Recycling Drive every April.
  1. Hosts national America Recycles Day every November 15, collects all kinds of residential light bulbs for recycling: No fee for compact florescent lamps (CFLs), incandescent, and halogen bulbs. Florescent tubes, $1 processing fee per tube to safely remove mercury.

The Cedar County Republican

Every June, publishes a Community Guide that provides details on almost every aspect of Cedar County, including a section on comprehensive recycling options in the Stockton community, organized by recycling outlet name. Pick up a copy at City Hall, Cedar County Republican, Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses.

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