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Christmas Recycling

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: November 27, 2023

‘Tis the Season to Recycle: A Guide to Proper Christmas Disposal The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and generosity. However, it’s also a time when waste tends to skyrocket. From Christmas trees to wrapping paper, the aftermath of the festivities can leave a significant environmental footprint. This year, let’s make a conscious […]

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America Recycles!

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: October 30, 2023

November 15th is America Recycles Day! At Carroll County Solid Waste EVERYDAY is recycles day…YOU can make everyday America Recycles Day too. Here is a quick glance at what can be recycled in the residential curbside program, and at our many onsite recycle programs. For further recycle questions/answers…go to our home page and check out […]

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Leave the Leaves

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: September 29, 2023

Why rake, bag and leave carbon emissions  driving leaves to the Recycle Center? (or spend $$$ on the cost of gas!) Leave the leaves to fertilize your lawn, perennials, bushes and trees. With weekly mowing over the next several months, mulching your leaves is quite manageable. However, there are always the large trees with so many […]

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ABC’s Of Battery Disposal

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: August 25, 2023

We are life long learners as our world is constantly evolving. Now is a good time to learn the ABC’s of modern battery disposal! Batteries of the past were made with disposable materials, but the batteries of today are not. They contain materials that are highly combustable when the casing of the battery is cracked […]

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