Recycling and Reuse Guide.

Ever wonder what to do with those AA batteries you just pulled out of the remote? Or the empty propane tank from your outdoor grill? How about the jacket you’ve only worn a handful of times or the old computer that hasn’t been booted up for years?

When it comes to figuring out what to do with household items and other materials once you’re finished using them, it’s easy to have more questions than answers.

This guide can help. You’ll learn what to do with bicycles and other items that could still be valuable to someone even when they’re no longer valuable to you. You’ll find out what to do with carpeting and other items that should be recycled. And you’ll discover how hazardous materials and other materials that can’t be recycled or reused can be properly disposed of.

In addition to facilitating well-planned, community-driven conservation alternatives, we want to help you keep waste out of the landfill by learning about the agencies, businesses and organizations in the Dubuque area that provide these valuable services to our community.

Here’s where you’ll find the special instructions you need.


Contact the DMASWA Education Coordinator at to be added to the list.

Go to the Iowa Green List website for more information.

Questions about recycling and reuse