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Curbside Recycling

All of the 17 communities in Scott County offer curbside recycling to their residents. Five drop-off recycling locations are available throughout the county as well. All communities and drop-off locations accept the same items for recycling. Recyclable materials are delivered to the Scott Area Recycling Center for processing and marketing. Learn more about recycling in the recycling education section of this Web site.

ACCEPTABLE PAPER PRODUCTS
Newspaper Office paper Catalogs
Magazines Phonebooks Cereal boxes
Shoe boxes Corrugated cardboard Shredded paper
Paper egg cartons
Tissue boxes Mail
 Snack boxes
 Pop cartons
 Paperback books
Greeting cards (no metallics)
Hardback books (covers removed) Toilet paper/paper towel rolls
ACCEPTABLE CONTAINERS
Plastics #1 and #2 such as those from:
Cleaners Food containers Bleach
Milk Cooking oils Pill bottles
Cosmetics & lotions Shampoo & conditioner Soft drinks
Detergents Flower pots Water or juice
Metal
Aluminum cans Aluminum pie plates Aluminum foil
Tin food/beverage cans Coffee cans
Glass
Beer bottles Juice containers Food containers
Pop bottles Wine and liquor bottles  
 
NOT ACCEPTED WHY?
Plastics #3-#7 and
styrofoam
In order to add additional materials to the recycling program there must be 3 solid markets within a 300-mile radius of Davenport. In short, these items cannot be accepted from residents if there is not an end user willing to purchase them.
Plastic bags
These can be recycled, but through a separate process. Recycle them at area stores.
Items with food residue or grease stains These items contaminate the recycling process.
Gift wrap, greeting cards with metallic designs
Bound books, textbooks with covers left on
Scott Area Recycling Center does not have the equipment to recycle bound books. City Carton Recycling in Davenport accepts books. Call 563-322-6530 for more information.
Mirror/window glass, crystal, drinking glass, ceramics, ovenware, light bulbs The combination of ingredients used to make these products is different from what goes into container glass. This type of glass can pose a threat to workers & equipment at the recycling center.
Aerosol cans Aerosol cans (empty or otherwise) are accepted through the Commission’s Hazardous Material program.
Metal building materials or scraps This type of metal can be recycled at the Scott Area Landfill or through a local metal recycler.
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