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Welcome to Worth County, Iowa

Worth County, Iowa
Northwood Kensett Manly Grafton Fertile Hanlontown Joice




Worth County Recycle Center

4125 Pheasant Avenue

Kensett, Iowa 50448

(641) 845-2200


Welcome to the Worth County Recycle Center located 1 mile east and mile north of Kensett on Pheasant Avenue. The hours of operation are Monday 8am-4pm, Wednesday 8am-4pm, Thursday 12 Noon-6pm, Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday 8am-4pm. We are closed Sunday and Tuesday.We are also closed for the following holidays:  New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. This facility is for residential waste and not commercial or industrial. We reserve the right to turn away any loads into our facility. At this time we do not accept Hazardous Household Materials (paint, cleaners, chemical, etc.) We also do not accept furniture, brush or yard debris.

Covered load policy

1. All open pickup beds and/or trailers containing material for disposal shall be covered and secured prior to arrival at the disposal site. Covering shall be flexible type materials such as tarps, heavy plastic or snow fence. Individual or multiple garbage cans (metal/plastic) with lids and secured to the box or trailer do not require a tarp. Non-flexible building materials such as lumber, drywall, etc. are not suitable covers. Ropes alone are not considered a cover.

2. All covered loads shall be secured so materials can not fall or be blown form the load.

3. Automobiles with open trunks transporting materials shall be secured so that material can not fall or be blown from the load.

4. Anyone arriving at the Recycle Center with an uncovered load shall be given the option to leave and return with a proper cover (no extra fee) or pay the $20 fee for an uncovered load. We can bill customers willing to pay the extra $20 fee (if they do not have adequate funds with them), but they must sign a statement of such and provide a current mailing address.

5. Appliances/tires if the material is delivered in such a manner that it clearly can not fall or blow from the vehicle and there is no other materials in the box or trailer, then the load does not have to be covered.

6. Customers with complaints, comments, or suggestions should contact the Worth County Environmental Health Specialist at (641) 845-2200.

Rural Worth County Residents: are only allowed to dispose of household garbage and recyclable materials.

Waste: must be bagged, tied or boxed for disposal at the facility, no loose items.

Recyclable materials: do not need to be presorted. You will sort them and place them in the appropriate receptacle once you arrive. Materials that are accepted and those that are not accepted are on the back of this paper.


All Worth County residents: Are allowed to dispose of used tires (no rims), old appliances, waste oil, and scrap metal. Below is a chart of items that are accepted along with the fee to dispose of them.

Tires: Passenger and light truck tire $2.00

Semi Tire $8.00

Tractor Front (small) $6.00

(large) $11.00

Tractor Rear (small) $17.00

(medium) $27.00

(large) $37.00

Duplex $12.00

We do not take track type tractor tires

Appliances: Stoves, washer, dryer, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioner, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, VCRs, DVD players, etc. $5.00

TVs  and Computer Monitors $25

 Copy machines $30

The following items will be accepted FREE of charge: waste oil, scrap metal, computer towers


Rural Resident Recycling list of Items accepted:

Corrugated cardboard, newspaper & inserts, copy and computer paper, junk mail, phone books, magazines, catalogs, greeting cards, boxboard (cereal, cake, chip, Kleenex, and cracker boxes), plastic (bottles, jugs, and jars), glass (clear, green, brown, blue), metal cans.

-        Rinse containers clean. Labels on containers are ok.

-        Remove all caps, lids, covers, o-rings, pumps and discard into your regular trash.


Pizza boxes, plastic bags, unmarked plastics, Styrofoam(cups, packaging), paper towels, napkins, tissues, cups, coffee filters, tea bags, waxed paper, or waxed anything (like milk cartons, drink boxes, frozen food boxes), candy and gum wrappers, carbon paper, wall paper, bathroom waste paper, photos, slides, transparencies, aerosol cans, paint cans, oil/antifreeze/gasoline containers, light bulbs, pens, window panes, mirrors, pottery, ceramics, disposable razors, needles, toys, dishes, glasses, medicine containers, plastic cups/silverware/trays, plastic wrap, batteries, pet food bags, fertilizer bags, and seed corn bags.

The website user understands and acknowledges that the Products and information contained therein are subject to constant change and that its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  WORTH Co. makes no warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, or correctness of such Products, nor accepts any liability arising from any incorrect, incomplete or misleading information contained therein.

Worth County Courthouse and Treasurer's annex hours are Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm except on designated holidays.

The Courthouse is located at 1000 Central Ave Northwood IA 50459 Worth County Courthouse
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Equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, the programs and activities of Worth County is available to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, age or political beliefs.

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