Recycling & Refuse

Garbage and Recycling - J & R Sanitation  Office: 319-477-6761   Cell: 319-241-4761 

 

J & R Sanitation is the hauler for the City of Garrison. Garbage will be hauled from each residence on a weekly basis on Thursday morning. Recycling will be picked up every other week. The schedule can be found on their website.

 

Garbage Carts (Blue or Black)

 

How to use your garbage cart:

All garbage must be bagged, and the lid must be closed. We will not pick up bags of trash that is not contained in the cart.  No yard waste or recycling is accepted in the garbage carts.

 

Where to place your garbage cart:

Place the cart on a flat and level surface at street level at the end of your drive. Place your cart with the lid opening facing the street. Your cart must be placed in its designated spot by 6 am on your designated pick up day. Carts are to be removed from street side within 24 hours of collection.

 

Where not to place your garbage cart:

The carts cannot be within 4 feet of other carts, mailboxes, vehicles, telephone poles, trees, shrubbery, or any other obstructions. Carts cannot be placed under trees, power lines, or any other overhead obstacles. Do not place your cart on snow piles or tall curbs.

One (1) 95-gallon cart is provided to each residency. If the cart is lost or damaged due to neglect or misuse, a new cart can be purchased for $50.00. All carts are and will remain property of J & R Enterprises and are to remain with the residency for the duration of the municipal contract between the City and J & R Enterprises.

 

Recycling Carts (Red)

 

How to use your garbage cart:

All recycling must be placed in the recycling cart and the lid must be closed. Recycling materials not in the cart will not be picked up. No garbage or yard waste is accepted in the recycling carts. 

 

Where to place your garbage cart:

Place the cart on a flat and level surface at street level at the end of your drive. Place your cart with the lid opening facing the street. Your cart must be placed in its designated spot by 6 am on your designated pick up day. Carts are to be removed from street side within 24 hours of collection.

 

Where not to place your garbage cart:

The carts cannot be within 4 feet of other carts, mailboxes, vehicles, telephone poles, trees, shrubbery, or any other obstructions. Carts cannot be placed under trees, power lines, or any other overhead obstacles. Do not place your cart on snow piles or tall curbs.

One (1) 95-gallon cart is provided to each residency. If the cart is lost or damaged due to neglect or misuse, a new cart can be purchased for $50.00. All carts are and will remain property of J & R Enterprises and are to remain with the residency for the duration of the municipal contract between the City and J & R Enterprises.

 

What can be put into the recycling cart:

 

 

All recyclables should be rinsed. All cardboard must be flattened. Recycling items do not need to be separated and can be mixed in the cart

  • Plastics: Plastic jugs, bottles with the recycle emblem #1 - #7 on bottom

  • Metal: Tin, steel and aluminum food and beverage cans

  • Glass: Soda or beer bottles or food grade jars

  • Paper: Cardboard, chipboard, newspaper, magazines, phone books, and office paper

  • Examples of Items that are not recyclable: Styrofoam products, packing peanuts and bubble wrap, window or mirror glass, ribbons and wrapping paper, empty motor oil and antifreeze containers, non-toxic aerosol containers 






If you have larger items such as appliances, mattresses or furniture you can arrange for J & R Sanitation to pick these up for a fee. You must call them to determine their charge for the particular item and arrange a method of payment.

 

The City of Garrison also has a Clean-up Day once per year either in the fall or spring.

Benton County Landfill
319-454-6392
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
First Saturday of the month 8:00 am to 11:30 am

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Rural Recycling Drop-Off Sites
Throughout Benton county there are rural drop off sites for recycling. These are designed to provide a recycling option to residents of the county and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  People who live within the city limits are encouraged to use their curbside recycling programs.  One of the rural drop sites is at the west edge of Shellsburg, near the county’s maintenance shed.  Signage indicates what recyclables may be deposited in the bins.  There is to be no garbage, glass, or dumping of other materials in these bins.   If you do use this site, please abide by these restrictions because improper items in these bins creates an unnecessary expense for the county and also, unfortunately, causes the entire load to be deposited in the landfill.  

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