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NOTICE-GRASS & LEAF PICK UP DAY

Tagged Bags of Grass and Leaves Will Be Picked Up On Fridays of Each Week From Now On. Residents Will Need Call Into The Transfer Station To Be Picked Up - Prior To Each Friday.

Phone 580-7270

The importance of recycling is growing rapidly as expensive landfills reach capacity and new locations are needed. In addition, we can save money by recycling!

The City of Spencer started recycling in 1990, by handing out clear plastic bags and has progressed to the automated collection system we ahve today. In the early years, recycling involved mostly newspapers and tin cans. Now, the materials which can be recycled have vastly increased. Each day, more and more of what used to be our 'garbage' can now be recycled.

The City's recycling is loaded into semi trailers and taken to a processing facility where it is sorted and sent to various plants to be processed to be used as raw material for the creation of new materials.

The City - along with a larger volunteer task force - is always working on expanding recycling in an effort to greatly reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill.

The goal of the task force follows the philosophy of University of Northern Iowa's Ron Padavich: "Knowledge and concern drive behavior." (Padavich is with the University of Northern Iowa's Strategic Marketing Services which is administering the first ever Iowa Energy Poll.)

Transfer Station Hours and Location

The TRANSFER STATION Located at 3101 West 18th Street

"YEAR ROUND" Hours Of Operation Will Be As Follows, Effective April 1, 2013:
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday

ALL VEHICLES ENTERING THE TRANSFER STATION MUST "STOP" AT FRONT OFFICE BEFORE DUMPING

All Commercial Businesses and Contractors are Required to STOP at the Front Office and Pay for Garbage or Construction Materials Brought to the Transfer Station.

There is a Charge for ALL Construction Materials Brought to the Transfer Station by Residents, Commercial Businesses and Contractors.

The Grass/Brush Site Located North of W. 18th Street at 18th Ave. West is Open 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week.