Dubuque residents have four options for glass food and beverage container disposal:
redeem your Iowa five-cent beverage containers at local retailers; take glass containers to Dittmer Recycling at 1755 Radford Rd. for recycling; take glass containers to the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) Landfill at 14501 Highway 20 West; or place glass in your residential refuse container. Glass is an inert, non-toxic material and can be landfilled without harm to the environment.
The Dubuque City Council voted to drop glass from the City’s curbside recycling program in April 2011 after a policy change by the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA). This policy change resulted from a DMASWA-commissioned report that found that curbside glass collection for recycling in the DMASWA planning area was unsustainable.
for options for glass