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Scott Area Recycling Center

Address: 5640 Carey Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807

Directions: See map. Take Brady Street in Davenport north to 53rd Street, turn right (east) on to 53rd St. Travel one mile and take a left (north) on to Carey Ave. Follow Carey all the way to the cul-de-sac to enter Scott Area Recycling Center.
  Phone: (563) 386-9575

Fax: (563) 386-9431

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Hours: Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed Holidays. Drop-offs for recyclables, oil, oil filters and antifreeze are accessible during daylight hours.
Scott Area Recycling Center receives & processes all of the residentially generated recyclables from Scott County communities. Materials are hand-sorted, baled or crushed and marketed from this location. Annually, the facility processes nearly 10,000 tons of material. The Scott Area Recycling Center is not a beverage container redemption center. Beverage cans & bottles are accepted for recycling, but no deposit return or money is paid for them.
ACCEPTABLE PAPER PRODUCTS
Newspaper & advertisements Office paper (white and colored) Catalogs
Magazines Phonebooks Cereal boxes
Shoe boxes Corrugated cardboard Shredded paper
Paperback books Tissue boxes Mail
Paper egg cartons Snack boxes Toilet paper rolls
Paper towel rolls Pop and beer cartons Frozen food boxes
Tissue paper Wrapping paper tubes Greeting cards
Kraft paper bags Paper gift/shopping bags Boxboard (e.g. pop boxes)
ACCEPTABLE CONTAINERS
Plastics #1 and #2 such as those from:
Cleaners Food containers Bleach
Milk Cooking oils Pill bottles
Cosmetics & lotions Shampoo & conditioner Soft drinks
Detergents Flower pots Water or juice
Metal
Aluminum cans Aluminum pie plates Aluminum foil
Tin food/beverage cans Coffee cans
Glass
Beer bottles Juice containers Food containers
Pop bottles Wine and liquor bottles  
 
NOT ACCEPTED WHY?
Plastics #3-#7 In order to add additional materials to the recycling program, the Commission dictates that there must be 3 solid markets within a 300-mile radius of Davenport. In short, these items cannot be accepted from residents if there is not an end user willing to purchase them.
Styrofoam Styrofoam is not accepted in residential recycling programs because of transportation and processing issues. Businesses who produce a large amount of Styrofoam on-site can purchase a special machine for condensing Styrofoam before transporting it for recycling.
Plastic grocery bags These can be recycled, but through a separate process. Recycle them at area stores.
Items with food residue or grease stains These items contaminate the recycling process.
Gift wrap
Bound books, text books Scott Area Recycling Center does not have the equipment to recycle bound books, but can provide assistance. Call (563) 386-9575 for details. City Carton Recycling in Davenport accepts books. Call 563-322-6530 for more information.
Mirror/window glass, crystal, drinking glass, ceramics, ovenware, light bulbs The combination of ingredients used to make these products is different from what goes into container glass. This type of glass can pose a threat to workers & equipment at the recycling center.
Aerosol cans Aerosol cans (empty or otherwise) are accepted through the Commission’s Hazardous Material program.
Gas cans
Metal gas cans can be recycled, but must be taken to the Scott Area Landfill.
Metal building materials or scraps This type of metal can be recycled at the Scott Area Landfill or through a local metal recycler.
Broken glass
 
 
Drop-Off Recycling: Drop-off recycling containers are available at Scott Area Recycling Center for those residents who do not have curbside city collection. The drop-offs are accessible during daylight hours. In addition, there are four other drop-off sites around the county.
 
Motor Oil, Antifreeze and Oil Filter Recycling: Scott Area Recycling Center also provides free recycling for oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, oil filters, and antifreeze for residents generating less than 25 gallons per month. Oil containers are not recyclable. To dispose of used cooking oils, make an appointment through our Household Hazardous Materials program.

The receptacles for these items are accessible during daylight hours. If you have large quantities or need assistance, please call the Scott Area Landfill at 563-381-1300.
 
Learn more about recycling in Scott County in our recycling education section.
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