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Waste Connections: 515.265.7374
Where does your recycling end up?
Mixed Paper goes to Louisiana to make boxes, or to Minneapolis to make the paperboard for General Mills cereal boxes.
Newspaper is shipped to Mexico and made into Mexican newspapers or UPS overnight mailers.
Steel is recycled in Illinois and made into rebar and structural steel.
Aluminum is recycled in Tennessee to make new beverage containers.
Glass is sent to Colorado to make Coors bottles, or to Oklahoma to make other food and beverage containers.
Plastics go to an Alabama manufacturer that makes car battery cases and paint containers, as well as other plastic parts for the auto industry.
Other Plastics are made into green strapping in Kentucky or are used in carpeting.
2017 Magnets are available at City Hall. Click for larger image.