Curbside Recycling

Available within the city limits of Madras. There is no additional charge for a 68-gallon commingled recycle cart, picked up once a month.

Here is what you can mix together in your recycle cart:

  • Newspapers
  • Small pieces of corrugated cardboard
  • Scrap paper including magazines & catalogs
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic bottles 1-7
  • Aluminum, & tin cans

No glass please.

Recycle Depot

Available 24-7 and located at 1778 NW Mill St in the Madras Industrial Park.

We can accept:

  • Newspaper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars, (clear, brown and green)
  • Plastic milk jugs only (no other plastics)
  • Tin
  • Aluminum
  • Magazines
  • Paperboard (such as cereal boxes)
  • Motor oil

Here are some tips on what can be recycled.

  If you’d like a printable guide of what we recycle and how to prepare it, click the button below to download the PDF.

Preparation Guidelines


Bundle with twine or stack in a paper bag.

Corrugated Cardboard

Flatten all boxes. No waxed please.

Magazines and Catalogs

Place in bin loose.

Plastic Bottles 1-7

Remove lid, rinse well and flatten.

Milk Jugs

Only milk jugs from other plastic jugs when using the recycle depot.


No packing peanuts or styrofoam.

Glass Bottles and Jars

Rinse, remove lids and separate by color (Brown, Green, & Clear).


No Pyrex, china, glassware, or window glass.

Aluminum and Tin

Rinse well and flatten. If you are not sure if it is tin or aluminum, an easy way to test is to use a magnet. A magnet will not stick to aluminum.

Motor Oil

Place in a one gallon or smaller plastic container with a lid.


Non-corrugated cardboard. Includes items such as cereal boxes and shoe boxes.


Please no plastic liners or packing materials.