Recycling

Recycling is managed by Eagle Enterprises Recycling out of Galva, IL. Two large recycling containers are located on the West side of town off of D street near the railroad tracks–using the containers is a free service paid for by the Village of Alpha for any Alpha residents. However, there are guidelines established as to what can and can not be recycled below:

 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED:

Newspaper (including slicks)/ Magazines

Telephone Books / Hardback & paperback Books

Office paper / Junk Mail

Aluminum Cans & Foil /  Aluminum Scrap

(including lawn chairs, siding)

Cardboard, Cereal, & Kleenex Boxes / Steel or Tin Cans

Light Steel (coat hangers, bicycles, etc…)

Plastics # 1 – 7, except #6

(look for number inside recycling triangle)

Bags of Plastic Grocery bags (#2 or #4) / Bubble Wrap

CONTAINERS MUST BE FREE OF FOOD WASTE

 

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

Styrofoam (#6) /  Electronic Equipment

Wax Cardboard (Milk & Juice Cartons)

White Goods (washer, dryer, stove, etc…)

Construction Paper /  Household Garbage

Paper Towels & Kleenex /  Plastic Toys

 

Notice: Those caught leaving appliances, electronics, or furniture at the recycle dumpster will be ticketed for illegal dumping!