Recycling center begins winter hours

The Dickinson Recycling Center continues operation throughout the winter season, with altered hours.

(Learn more about the recycling center here.)

The Dickinson Recycling Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Nov. 1-March 31 at 2260 220th St. in Milford.

“We have the same services, just different hours,” said manager Charles Vigdal.

The recycling center has established various program for disposal of specific waste streams and accepts items including electronics, waste tires, scrap metal, white goods and yard waste.

Photo of compost being moved

This fall, leaves have been the main item received at the center. The cost for all yard waste is 50 cents per bag, $10 per pickup or one-axle trailer, $20 per two-axle trailer or single-axle truck, $30 per double-axle truck or $60 for a roll-off or side-dump trailer.

(See all recycling fees here.)

Leaves in paper brush bags may be added to the pile, but any leaves in plastic bags must be removed from the plastic before being added to the brush at the recycling center.

“The whole pile gets put into rows and is turned into compost,” Vigdal said. “It’s all recycled. People can then come in and get the compost for free.”

Although public operating hours decrease in the winter, the recycling center will still stay busy demanufacturing appliances and working with all other recyclables. Vigdal said customers still bring in paint, household hazardous materials, appliances, electronics and other items in the winter.

Photo of weed killers

The Dickinson Recycling Center also has a swap shop with viable household cleaners, latex paint and other items that are turned in but are still usable available for free to county residents during open hours.

(Read about the swap shop.)

Summer operating hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday will resume April 1.

If you have items to recycle, want to learn more about the swap shop or have other questions, call 712-338-4786 or click here.

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