Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling is available within the city limits of Madras. there is no additional charge for a 68 gallon commingled recycle cart, picked up once a month.

Here is what you can mix together in your recycle cart:

Newspapers, small pieces of corrugated cardboard, scrap paper including magazines & catalogs, paperboard, plastic bottles 1-7, aluminum, & tin cans. No glass please.

Recycle Depot

It’s available 24-7 and located at 1778 NW Mill St in the Madras Industrial Park. Click here for map.

We can accept: Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, glass bottles and jars, (clear, brown and green), plastic jugs and bottles, tin, aluminum, magazines, paperboard (such as cereal boxes), and motor oil.


Bundle with twine or stack in a paper bag.

Corrugated Cardboard

Flatten all boxes. No waxed please.

Magazines and catalogs

Place in bin loose.

Plastic Bottles 1-7

Remove lid, rinse well and flatten. Please separate milk jugs from other plastic jugs. No packing peanuts or styrofoam.

Glass Bottles and Jars

Rinse, remove lids and separate by color (Brown, Green, & Clear). No Pyrex, china, glassware, or window glass.

Aluminum and Tin

Rinse well and flatten. If you are not sure if it is tin or aluminum and easy way to test is to use a magnet. A magnet will not stick to aluminum.

Motor Oil

In a one gallon or smaller plastic container with a lid.


Non corrugated cardboard. Includes items such as cereal boxes and shoe boxes. Please no plastic liners or packing materials.

Preparation Guidelines

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclables once we get them?

Click on the recycle symbol below to watch a short video to see where those items go and how they are processed back into usable products.