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Waterloo recycling drop off sites changing

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - You may have noticed fewer recycling drop off locations recently in Waterloo. Waterloo Waste Management says the recycling bins at Kimball and Ridgeway Avenues were taken away because the business at that location no longer wanted them there. Two other locations are now no longer in use.

A spokesman at Waste Management says they are actively looking for more recycling drop-off locations. Currently, the city offers the following seven locations:

Phillips 66 - 4th & Kimball Ave

Former Econofoods - Crossroads Center

Hometown Foods - Mitchell Av

Strip Mall - Ridgeway & Wisconsin St

Pantry Express - Bishop & Independence Ave

Chamberlain Manufacturing - E4th & Esther

Wal-Mart Super Center - Crossroads Center

All recyclables must be clean and free of hazardous materials. Lids need to be removed and containers rinsed, dry and empty. Do not tie together or bag recyclables.

The following products may be recycled:

NEWSPAPERS, including advertising inserts.

MIXED PAPER, including coated printed-paper and glossy inserts.

MAGAZINES, including coated printed-paper and glossy inserts.

ALUMINUM & STEEL/TIN, including beverage cans, clean foil and foil baking pans, soup and vegetable cans. Labels do not need to be removed

PLASTIC CONTAINERS, including all colors, grade 1 through 7. Examples include milk, juice, ketchup, shampoo and soap containers. NO plastic bags or containers that have held motor oil, antifreeze or other hazardous materials.

GLASS, including clear glass bottles and jars. NO lids; labels are OK. Examples include food and beverage containers. For safety reasons, glass containers are NOT accepted in the curb-side program - ONLY at drop-off stations.

CARDBOARD AND "PAPERBOARD," Including cereal boxes, brown paper bags, six-pack cartons, etc. NO wax coated cardboard (e.g., milk cartons). Boxes must be flattened and free of food or oil residue.

This Program does Not accept garbage, grease, paints, lubricants, liquids, appliances, construction and demolition materials, carpeting, dead animals, sharp objects (such as hypodermic syringes), and styrofoam (e.g. blocks of packing peanuts).

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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