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Recycling Services

City Recycling Center Open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

Current Permanent Hours 9–11 a.m.  

Closed on Federal holidays and during bad weather, including rain.


The city’s trained and friendly recycling supervisor, Diedre Senecal, helps residents learn recycling rules and may help unload recyclables, carry them to and deposit un-bagged into the appropriate dumpsters. As the coronavirus continues to circulate, please help keep everyone safe by social distancing six feet away from others.
Separate glass from all other kinds of recycling, ready to deposit loose into the glass recycling bin.
Items need to be sorted.  Bottles and containers need to be flatten or crush.
The city’s recycling vender, Republic Services, accepts only plastics with chasing arrow symbols numbered 1 and 2; dispose of plastics numbered 3 with household trash. Remove all plastic lids and caps from all plastic containers and dispose of lids and caps with household trash.
All items must be clean, dry, and loose; no plastic bags.

“Ensure recycling materials actually get recycled by practicing

Thank you for doing your part to keep recyclable materials out of our landfill.

Directions to the city recycling center located northwest of the city square. Take Mo. 32 west from the square. At the first street past MFA, turn north (right) onto Fourth Street, then west (left) onto Arnold Wallen Way. Pass the solar array at the north pumping station and see the recycling center on the right. Turn north (right) into the fenced area and follow instructions.

           1. Glass Dumpster

                Deposit all types and colors of see-through glass food and beverage containers,                      candle jars, cosmetic bottles/jars. Empty, clean, dry; no plastic bags, please!

    Deposit glass window panes, glass shower doors, glass table tops (remove frames        and hardware) Broken OK!

     Not Accepted 

  • Ceramics
  • Laminated or safety glass
  • Leaded glass
    Windshield glass

  2. Co-mingled Dumpster

Deposit without sorting the many items listed below. Empty, rinse, dry, and crush or flatten all containers; no plastic bags, please!


Aluminum baking/pie pans (clean)
Aluminum beverage cans (crush or flatten)
Aluminum foil (clean, balls 2” or larger)
Aluminum pet food cans (crush or flatten)

Paper, Paperboard, Corrugated Cardboard

Books, paper and hardback
Boxboard (cereal, cake, pasta boxes, etc.)
Brown paper grocery bags
Corrugated cardboard (broken down flat)
Feed/seed bags (remove strings)
File folders
Junk mail and envelopes
Magazines and catalogs
Newspapers and newspaper inserts
Office and colored paper
Paper cartons (eggs, berries, fruit)
Phone books
Pizza boxes (clean, no food residue)


Bottles and tubs (like soda, milk jugs, liquid detergent, yogurt, butter containers, toppings, etc.) marked #1, 2, and 7. Remove all plastic lids and caps and dispose of them with household trash.
Dispose of other #7 shapes (like toys) and all #3-6 plastics with household trash.

Steel and Tin Cans, Lids and Caps (loose)

Aerosol cans (empty, no caps)

Not Accepted

Batteries (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Food-tainted items
Food waste or garbage
Frozen food, ice cream or frozen juice containers
Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
Kraft (orange/brown) envelopes)
Light bulbs (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Needles or syringes
Paper ream wrappers
Paper to-go food containers
Plastic 6-pack holders
Plastic lids and caps
Plastic microwave trays
Plastic sacks or bags (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Styrofoam of any kind (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Tissues, paper towels or napkins
Tyvek envelopes

             Waxed paper or waxed cardboard

             Yard waste (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)


Annual Electronics and Appliances Recycling Drive, Saturday, April 20, 2024, 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Stockton United Methodist Church parking lot, east of the square at the intersection of Highways 32 and J. This Earth Day event is hosted by the Stockton United Methodist Church Go Green Team. For more information, call (417) 276-4717.

Thank you,



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