The Dickinson Recycling Center has established various programs for disposal of specific waste-streams. Items accepted at the recycling center include: Electronics, waste tires, scrap metal, white goods and yard waste.

Electronic wasteTiresYard wasteWhite goods/Appliances
TVs (up to 19-inch screen) $2013-16 inches $7Per bag $0.50$12 each
TVs (20- to 27-inch screen) $2517-20 inches $12Trailer (one axle) $10Scrap metal free
TVs (28- to 40-inch screen) $3021 inches or more $15Trailer (two axles) $20
TVs (41 inches or more) $35Semi tires $17Pickup $10
Miscellaneous & CPU $8Large agriculture – call for pricesSingle axle truck $20
Flat panel (less than 36 inches) $10If left on rim add $10 per tireDouble axle truck $30
Flat panel (37 inches or more) $15Roll off/side dump $60
Per pound $0.45

Guidelines for disposal

All tires must be clean, and appliances must be emptied.

Any scrap metal — such as bicycles (without tires), lawnmowers (without tires), fencing, pipes, garage doors — are accepted free of charge but must be free of contaminants and manageable in size. The recycling center reserves the right to decline any item if it does not comply with written or verbal specifications for acceptance.

Household hazardous materials are also accepted free of charge to Dickinson County residents.

Wood chips & compost

The Dickinson Recycling Center has wood chips and compost available for county residents, free of charge for those who load their own. Staff members are available to load trucks with wheel loader buckets (approximately 3-3.5 cubic yards) for a small loading fee. The first bucket load is free; any additional buckets are $10 each.

Wood chips are beneficial for planting and caring for trees and bushes by inhibiting weed growth and conserving moisture. Compost is beneficial to enhance soil fertility and lessen soil compaction.

Call 712-338-2549 or e-mail recycle@co.dickinson.ia.us to check availability.

Photo of Bobcat sifting compost