Drop Off Recycling

Drop-Off Recycling Program

DMASWA provides drop off recycling containers at nine locations around Dubuque County to allow residents access to household recycling at no charge.

Containers are located at:

  • All Seasons Trucking, 7750 Hwy 52 South, Dubuque
  • Cascade City Garage, 200 Buchanan St., Cascade
  • DMASWA Landfill, 14501 Hwy 20 West, Dubuque (Mon - Sat, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Durango Heritage Trail Parking Lot, Hwy 52 North, Durango
  • Epworth, South Side of Parking Lot, 110 Bierman Road
  • Farley City Maintenance Shop, 208 1/2 1st St. NW, Farley
  • Flexsteel Parking Lot, 3300 Jackson Street, Dubuque
  • Key West, 10356 Key West Drive, Dubuque
  • Theisens Parking Lot, 836 13th Ave SE, Dyersville (Mon - Fri, 8 -8, Sat 8-5, Sun 10 - 5)


Acceptable Materials

Paper products

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard (staples ok)
  • Gray chipboard (Cereal, Cracker, and shoe boxes)
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Paper bags
  • Mixed office paper
  • Phone books
  • Paperback Books
  • Hard cover books
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper towel and tissue roll cores
  • Shredded paper strips

Plastic Containers

  • #1 through #5 ONLY
  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Pop and water bottles
  • Yogurt cups
  • Ice cream tubs
  • Cooking oil containers
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Lotion bottles
  • Dish and liquid soap bottles
  • Bleach and detergent containers
  • Household cleaning containers


  • Aluminum
  • Tin, steel, and aluminum cans
  • Metal jar lids

GLASS IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING.  Glass, other than Deposit Bottles which are recycled by the Distributor, is considered as trash. 



Paper Products

  • Must be clean and dry
  • Flatten to conserve space


  • Rinse out cans
  • If possible, flatten cans with metal lids inside
  • Be sure all metal is clean


  • Remove and discard all caps, lids, rings, and pumps
  • Flatten containers to conserve space
  • No plastic bags - recycle plastic bags at participating stores


Unacceptable Materials


  • Milk and juice paperboard cartons
  • Slick coated frozen food boxes
  • Dirty pizza boxes
  • Greeting cards and gift wrap
  • Paper plates, cups, and napkins
  • Photographs
  • Disposable diapers
  • Cereal box liners


  • Paint and aerosol containers
  • Pesticide and chemical containers
  • Syringes
  • Car parts and oil filters
  • Batteries


  • Prescription pill bottles
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags and film wrap
  • Plastic with a #6 symbol
  • Plastic without a recycling symbol
  • Oil and antifreeze containers
  • Medical supplies and sharps

GLASS IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING.  Glass, other than Deposit Bottles which are recycled by the Distributor, is considered as trash. 


  • Televisions and appliances
  • Computers and electronics
  • Tires

For additional information, call the Agency Administrator at 563-589-4250 or the Solid Waste Education Office at 563-588-7933.


These containers are meant for use by Dubuque County residents that do not have curbside recycling pickup.  This might be those living in apartments or rural areas.

No charge to residents.  The Agency covers the costs for hauling and processing to encourage recycling.

Questions about Drop Off Recycling