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Recycling FAQ

Apple Valley Recycling is a state-of-the-art facility which enables paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal cans, and more to be collected together in one bin without the need to separate.

Recyclables should be rinsed clean of any food waste. Corrugated cardboard boxes should be broken down into smaller pieces. Lids and caps can remain on empty bottles. There is no need to tie newspaper or cardboard with twine.

Aluminum and tin cans are acceptable. Pots, pans, and scrap metal such as automotive parts, motors, and appliances are NOT ALLOWED.

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No. We have numerous operations that will separate the recycling in a state-of-the-art facility. The truck will deliver the recyclables to one of these facilities. Once separated, they are sold and recycled.

Residential bulky items such as crates, 5-gallon buckets (including metal handle), sleds, soda crates, laundry baskets, plastic chairs, carts, bins, toys, lawn furniture and garbage cans.

  • Vinyl Plastic (pipe, siding, fencing/lattice)
  • Flexible Plastic (shower curtains and hoses)
  • Appliances
  • Toys with Motors
  • Car Seats
  • Coolers with Styrofoam interior

No. Plastic bags are not accepted in the Apple Valley Recycling program. Please place all acceptable recyclables in your receptacle directly. While we do not accept plastic bags, we encourage you to check your local grocery stores for plastic bag recycling services!