County Sanitarian:
Jotham Arber

Joyce Miller
Dick Stone

Ph 1: (641) 747-3764
Ph 2: (641) 747-8320
Fax: (641) 747-8916

2349 Jaguar Trail
Guthrie Center, IA 50115


Guthrie County Courthouse
200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

Regular Hours: 8:00-3:30 (M-F)

Last load each weekday is at 3:30 pm.


April - Oct.:  Every Saturday

Nov. - Mar.:  First Sat. of Month
Also the last two Sat. of March and the second Sat. of November

Hours:  8:00-Noon

**Closed Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

Guthrie County Main > Solid Waste and Recycling > Recycling Program

Recycling Program
Residents have been recycling for over seven years in the Guthrie County area. During this time, over 45,000 tons of materials have been collected from the curb or recycling drop boxes and have eventually ended up at the recycling center in Carroll.  At the recycling center, the materials are sorted, processed and sent to a mill or manufacturer where they are made into something "new."

It is very important that every resident in the area recycle the right way. Please remember to rinse all containers and put them in the bottom of your recycling bin. Do NOT mix paper products with your containers. If your materials are dirty or paper products are mixed with containers, or materials are included which are not part of the recycling program, your local hauler will be forced to treat materials in the bin as trash or will not be able to collect it. Don't waste your time and effort ... Do it right!!!

The Guthrie County Recycling Program accepts the following items:

Your Recycling Bin


Made Into
Glass Jars and Bottles All food and beverage jars and bottles, including all colors of glass. Examples include soft drink, juice, beer and wine bottles, spaghetti sauce, baby food, pickle, and mayonnaise jars.

NO mirrors, window glass, drinking glass, plates, pottery, ceramics, and light bulbs are accepted.


New Glass Jars and Bottles
Cans All aluminum foil containers, tin food and beverage cans. Examples include aluminum or crumpled foil, foil pie plates, juice cans, canned fruit and vegetable cans.

NO metal pots and pans, kitchen appliances, furniture, furnace filters and aluminum siding are accepted


New Cans
Plastic Jugs Clear and colored plastic containers with a 1 through 7 recycling symbol. Examples include milk jugs, soft drink and juice bottles, detergent and bleach bottles.

NO plastic bags, Styrofoam products, toys, flower pots, waste baskets, laundry baskets or Tupperware type products are accepted.


4' X 8' sheets of plastic lumber, bird feeders, t-shirts, sweatshirts, picnic tables, park benches, and playground equipment
Newspapers, Office Paper, Magazines, Catalogs, and Boxboard Newspapers, including all inserts, phone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, office paper and boxboard containers, such as cereal boxes, gift boxes, and shoe boxes.

NO Hardcover books, fax paper, wax paper, tissue paper and wood products are accepted.


New newspapers, magazines, office paper and other grades of paper
Cardboard Corrugated cardboard boxes - the type of cardboard with two layers of paper surrounding an inner layer of fluted, wavy paper.

NO waxed paper, milk cartons, pizza boxes and dirty cardboard boxes are accepted


New cardboard boxes
Clothing Clean, dry and wearable clothing.

NO textiles and dirty clothing, carpets, rags, rugs, shoes and belts are accepted.

Sent to Third World countries where it is worn.

Acceptable Use

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