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City of Douglas
101 N. Fourth St.
P.O. Box 1030
Douglas, WY 82633
Ph: 307-358-3462
Recycling
Recycling in the City
The City of Douglas has one main recycling center, several neighborhood recycle collection trailers, and neighborhood compost and now cardboard collection container sites. There are also several businesses in the area that accept items for recycling. To view a list of materials accepted by the businesses and the location of the businesses, see the Material Accepted and Recycling Outlets document.  To view a list of materials accepted in the C/D permitted cell, as well as a list of hazardous materials that are prohibited in the Landfill, see the Hazardous Waste and C/D Materials List.

The city collects enough recyclable materials to ship approximately 350 pounds of aluminum per month, 22 tons of cardboard per month, and 120 tons of metal and steel twice per year. Although this helps with the longevity of the landfill and environmental concerns, it is a service provided by the city and is not self-supporting.

If you have any questions, please contact Alan Gorrell, Landfill Supervisor, at 307-359-9008, or John Harbarger, Public Works Director, at 307-358-9750.

Main Recycling Centers
The main recycling centers are the Douglas Landfill and the Clay Street location.  The Douglas Landfill is located at 874 Olds Road, and the Clay Street location is Clay Street just west of the Norco/Gases Plus building.

The main recycling center at Clay Street accepts the following items:
  • Aluminum cans
  • Clean Plastics
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Office mix - any color and type of paper typically used in an office setting, including envelopes with windows
  • Phone books - seasonally during April and May
  • White paper only
  • Glass
  • Clean Tin Cans (e.g. canned goods)
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Used motor oil is accepted at the City of Douglas Public Works Department located at 420 W. Grant St. To contact them, please call 307-358-9750.


Recycling Collection Trailer Sites 

                   
  • PRIMARY SITE: Clay Street, West of Norco/Gases Plus office 
  • Park Drive by Village Inn
  • S. rd and Pine Street
  • Walnut Street between Bear Kit and N. 8th Street 
                   
  • N. 6th and Antelope Creek Drive
  • Windriver Drive and Leal Street
  • Douglas Business Park next to USDA Building
  • North of Bartling Park east of Jefferson Street


Neighborhood Compost Collection Container Sites
GREEN DUMPSTERS. For lawn clippings and similar organic materials, you can take them to any of the compost collection containers located as listed below.  PLEASE NOTE: Compost dumpsters are collected each year in November/December and returned to their designated collection sites in April or May of the following year.  Organic materials can still be taken to the Douglas Landfill free of charge any time of the year.
  • Birch Street by Douglas Care Center (2 dumpsters)
  • Birch Street between South 7th Street and alley (1 dumpster)
  • End of Park Drive (2 dumpsters)
  • Park Drive by Village Inn (2 dumpsters)
  • Monterey Way and Griffith Way (1 dumpster)
  • Monty Clutter Park on Hatchet Drive (1 dumpster)
  • South Windriver Drive by Windriver Apartments (2 dumpsters)
  • Shoshone Drive between Windriver Drive and Riverbend Drive (1 dumpster)
  • Riverbend Drive and Green River (1 dumpster)
  • Riverbend Drive north of Keith Rider Park (1 dumpster)
  • Eastern Wyoming College behind the building (1 dumpster)
  • Jefferson Street north of Bartling Park (1 dumpster)
  • Mesa Drive and Adobe Avenue (1 dumpster)
  • Cheyenne Street by Logston Lane (1 dumpster)
  • S. 3rd Street and Pine Street (1 dumpster)
  • S. 2nd and Poplar (1 dumpster)
  • City Hall, north of building in the alley (1 dumpster)
  • Walnut Street between N. 5th and N. 6th Streets (1 dumpster)
  • Walnut Street between Bear Kit and N. 8th Street (1 dumpster)
  • N. 6th and Antelope Creek Drive (1 dumpster)
 The City is in the process of adding more compost dumpsters at the following locations:
  • N. 6th and Poplar Street (1 dumpster)
  • S. 6th and Elm Street (1 dumpster)
  • End of Pearson Drive (1 dumpster)
  • LaBonte Road and Laramie Street (1 dumpster)

Cardboard Recycling Collection Container Sites
BLUE DUMPSTERS. Cardboard boxes must be broken down in order to fit inside these dumpsters.  WYCO, the City's recycling contractor, only accepts corrugated cardboard and not the cardboard used in, for example, cereal boxes, toilet paper and paper towel rolls, and other types of similar cardboard. 
  • Riverbend Drive north of Keith Rider Park (1 dumpster)
  • Riverbend Drive and Richards Street (1 dumpster)
  • Richards Street and N. 4th Street in the alley behind Family Dollar (1 dumpster)
  • Richards Street in the alley behind Hardware Hank (1 dumpster)
  • Richards Street behind the Broken Wheel Truck Stop (1 dumpster)
  • Douglas Business Park next to USDA Building (1 dumpster)
  • Park Drive by Village Inn (2 dumpsters)
  • Walnut Street between Bear Kit and N. 8th Street (1 dumpster)
  • N. 4th Street at Douglas Grocery parking lot (3 dumpsters)
  • Brownfield Road by CNM Plumbing (1 dumpster)
  • Yellowstone Hwy. and Clay Street at Douglas Senior Center (1 dumpster)
  • Yellowstone Hwy. at Subway (1 dumpster)
  • Riverbend Drive and Muirfield Court behind Grasslands Market (1 dumpster)
  • Jefferson Street at Richards behind The Gathering Place

 Plastics
Douglas has plastic recycling bins at the Clay Street Recycling Center and at the Douglas Landfill near the Transfer Station.  Plastic containers should be rinsed out, but do not need to be washed with soap. Labels do not need to be removed.  
 Plastic Bags  
 Plastic bags can be taken to Safeway or Helping Hands.  
 Metal Cans  
Metal cans may be recycled at the Clay Street Recycling Center or at the Douglas Landfill.  Cans also should be rinsed out but do not need to be washed with soap.  Labels do not read to be removed.  
 Glass  
The City of Douglas's recycling contractor, WYCO, does not currently accept glass.  However, the City is still collecting glass in anticipation of the market for glass coming back.