Recycling is an important part of effective waste management programs. Items are returned back to the manufacturing process to make new items – reducing resource use and pollution.
Recycling also reduces demand and wear and tear on local garbage processing facilities – such as Pope/Douglas’ Waste to Energy Facility.
Recycling Supports Our Economy – Learn more
Recycling Drop-Off in Alexandria
Pope/Douglas operates a Recycling Center that accepts a variety of items.
If you have curbside recycling service, contact your garbage and recycling hauler for information on what they accept in your single sort recycling bin and how they want the items prepared.
Environmental Drop-Off in Starbuck
Pope/Douglas is actively working with the City of Starbuck to construct a permanent year-round Environmental Drop Site to better serve Pope County residents. Construction and site prep will be occurring spring and summer of 2022.
Recycling Trailer (Starbuck)
Pope/Douglas operates a mobile recycling trailer, on a seasonal basis, in the community of Starbuck.
There is a recycling attendant on-site to assist you with waste and recycling questions!
The Pope/Douglas 2022 recycling trailer runs from May until October 27. Planning is underway to open a new Recycling Drop-Off Center in Starbuck in the industrial park off HWY 28 (Industrial Park Road and 300th Ave) in 2023.
Every Tuesday and Thursday in Starbuck at Tom’s Market
Trailer is on-site from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thank you Tom’s Market and the Buysse family for allowing Pope/Douglas to offer this service at your store!