Recycling Information

Join in to Recycle Right Every Day!

Reducing waste is an ongoing and important effort. The first solution is to reduce what you use and then to reuse/donate things whenever possible. Your next best option is to recycle!

Recycling bins for Warren County rural residents are located in the parking lot directly east of the Warren County Administration Building at 301 North Buxton Street, Indianola. The bins are for recyclable materials only! Dumping of other materials is prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted. Please recycle correctly to keep this service available for Warren County residents. Currently the bins are emptied on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Ever wonder, “Why recycle?” Sure, it’s good for the environment, but there’s more to it than that. Every day we encounter hundreds of recyclable items. By recycling properly, we can save tons of raw materials, which in turn can save time, energy, and expense.

Did you know recycling just one aluminum can save enough energy to run a TV for 2 hours or power a computer for 3 hours? By recycling one pound of paper, you can conserve roughly 3.5 gallons of water.


Thanks to WM’s advanced processing technologies, it’s easier than ever to recycle. Simply put all your recyclables loose into the recycling bins – don’t bag your recyclables and please don’t include loose plastic bags. Your recyclables go to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where they are sorted and baled for use by manufacturers.

To recycle plastic bags, plastic wrap and similar items that can’t be recycled at the Warren County drop-off location, check out the bin in the lobby of Hy-Vee


Keeping your recyclable material clean (rinsed), dry and loose – free from contamination – is the best thing you can do to help ensure the materials you recycle today go on to have a useful second life. Remember, just because an item is made from plastic, or contains plastic parts, doesn’t mean recycling facilities can handle it even if it has the chasing arrows. DON’T BE A WISHCYCLER! Please make sure you are only recycling the items that you see in the “Always recycle” section on the reverse side! Plastic clamshell or takeout containers are not recyclable here. Bottles can be recycled with their caps on. If in doubt, throw it out.

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