Household garbage can be placed into the compactor located outside the fenced area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Open door of compactor with handle, place garbage into compactor, shut door to compactor and then press the green button on the front of the compactor and this will then compact all the garbage into the compactor and when done it's ready for next customer.
This container gets dumped at the Incinerator and it goes through the Materials Removal Facility.
Single Stream (Mixed) Recyclables
Drop-off only - do not buy!
Mixed recyclables can be placed into blue roll-off recycling containers located outside the fenced area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please take all recyclables out of bags and place loosely into container. Items include:
Glass (mixed colors)
Paper (mixed news, office, magazines)
Plastic Containers (Number 1 and Number 2)
Please ensure that all cardboard is broken-down / flattened. Cardboard can be placed in the cardboard container located near the garbage compactor. If it is full, it can be placed in the blue roll-off recycling container also.
The cardboard container is located just outside fence next to garbage compactor.
Can accept residential appliances from Polk County residents at no charge during posted operational hours. Drop-off area for appliances is located inside the fenced area. Business and non-Polk appliances will be accepted for a charge of $5 per appliance.
Appliance examples include:
Furniture / Bypass Materials
These materials are accepted in the furniture/bypass MSW compactor bunker:
Carpet/padding - Cut into 4-foot by 4-foot pieces only
Any part of a structure of a building, such as:
Acceptable size loads include small pickup box loads and small trailers. Larger loads or multi loads will be sent to Landfill.
Scrap metals can be accepted during posted operational hours. Drop-off area is located inside the fenced area.
Tires can be accepted during posted operational hours. Drop-off area is located inside the fenced area.
At no charge we will accept passenger vehicle tires, up to 8 per month with a max of 24 per year from Polk County residents. Businesses (including tire sales, vehicle sales, equipment sales, auto service businesses and salvage yards) and non-Polk County residents are not accepted at no charge.
Tires over passenger vehicle size are accepted for a fee based upon size.
Used Oil / Filters
The Recycling Center can accept residential used oil and oil filters from Polk County residents at no charge during operational hours. Drop-off area for these items is located inside the fenced area.
Business and non-Polk residential oil/filters will be accepted for a charge.