Welcome to Valley Recycling!! We are a locally owned company in Valley City dedicated to reducing waste that is going to landfills....reduce, reuse, recycle!!
Valley Recycling has a new Phone #
Please feel free to call anytime with questions or concerns
You can also find us on Facebook under Valley Recycling-Local Business
In the month of January, 2013 we kept 90.643++++Tons of recyclables out of the Valley City Garbage!! Way to go Valley City :)
VCSU Recycling Dumpsters have been moved to the parking lot of the Bubble (North Side)
We are sorry for any inconvenience...they will remain there for the duration of road construction going on down in the VCSU area
We are very happy to report that we have been seeing several new faces down here at the Recycling Center....Perhaps word is getting around and people are getting motivated to do the right thing.
WE DID IT!!! We are now accepting ALL plastics clearly marked with recycling symbol #1-#7. Please still discard all small lids such as lids from soda & water bottles. All other lids that come with jugs & tubs/containers can be left on items. PLEASE RINSE OR WASH items/EMPTY bottles which contain liquid...any plastics with food content still in them are discarded.
NO #3 or #6 Plastic
NO Plastic Bags
NO PVC tubing
NO ABS type plastics/Computer plastic
NO microwave trays such as T.V. dinner trays
Recycling Guides are always available at our facility, please grab one & take the time to look over or give one to a friend or neighbor.
We are now also accepting Clothing/Shoes/Belts/Purses/Towels/Sheets.
Look for the USAGAIN bin set up outside of our building. I am ONLY affiliated with the bin at my facility, not any of the others set up in town. Please bag items before placing in the bin.
PLEASE PEOPLE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT COMPUTERS, T.V.'s, Flourescent Bulbs, Alkaline Batteries. There are disposal fees involved with these items. We are hoping to start participating in any # of these items soon, we will let the community know when we are ready.
What Happens To Recycled Items??
Metal: Reinforcement beams for cars, more cans...it takes old steel to make new steel so keep that in mind!!
Office Paper: Goes to a Tissue Mill to make toilet tissue & napkins.
Newspaper: Used to make egg cartons
Aluminum Beverage Cans: Aluminum is THE MOST RECYCLABLE ITEM...can be recycled 11 times to make more Aluminum Beverage cans. Did you know that $51 BILLION in Aluminum cans are thrown away every year!?!?
Corrugated Cardboard: Makes more Boxes, Boxboard
Plastics #1: Goes to a company by the name of Mohawk Industry to make carpeting.
Plastics #2: Containers, Benches, Fencing & Decking are all made from this Plastic.
Magazines: Magazines and a blend of old Newsprint creates New Newsprint.
Glass: Depending on the company Glass is taken to, it is used for making new glass bottles or used in Glassblasting & Landscaping.
Poly Bags/Flax Totes: Is in fact shipped overseas...not sure at this time what happens to it.
Just some fun facts for you....Thanks Brett L. for bringing that to my attention!!!
Also...we have been having some problems with people dumping their actual garbage in our business dumpster (Food, clothing, yard clippings, etc) Please keep in mind that we have 2 businesses sharing one dumpster. Valley Radiator has done many things to cut back on Garbage, but here at Valley Recycling we do get quite a few non-recyclable items in our bins that do end up taking up quite a bit of room in our dumpster each week. I have had to call people in the past for using our dumpster & we do have cameras.....so please take your items back home with you if they do not fit into a Category with any of our Recyclable Bins. My patience has been tried too many times with this issue, so from now on charges will be filed against people caught dumping garbage in our Dumpster or on our property and also in dumpsters that belong to us at local businesses.