Recycling Center

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am to noon

Going green is more than just a new buzzword - it is a new way of living. Recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste. The Glyndon Recycling Center operates a SOURCE SEPARATED recycling program. This means we ask for cooperation from residents in sorting recyclables.

ADDITIONAL: Clay County Residential Recycling Guide


  • Rinse the container. Throw away the cover. Recycle bottles/jugs with a number 1,2,4, or 5 on them. 
  • Ice cream pails, yogurt, and whipped topping containers are acceptable.


  • Accepted: Jars, bottles (Green, Brown, or Clear).
  • Not Accepted:Window glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, pyrex, ceramic, light bulbs, automotive glass, porcelain

Aluminum and Tin Cans 

  • Rinse the cans and throw away the covers.
  • Clean aluminum beverage cans and rinsed steel and tin cans are accepted.
  • There is no need to remove paper labels from the cans. Tin paint cans (if empty and dry) can be recycled. Aluminum foil and aluminum pie plates that are clean are not accepted. Please be sure to properly rinse your recyclables.

Newsprint and Phone Books

  • Telephone books are accepted.
  • The majority of sales flyers (inside newspapers) are now printed on newsprint (even though they may still look shiny)- which means they can be recycled along with your newspaper. Please continue to recycling promotional catalogs along with your magazines.
  • Magazines and Catalogs
  • Please keep these items dry.
  • Corrugated Cardboard and Paper Bags 
  • Remove packaging materials and flatten boxes
  • Corrugated along with paper board(cereal boxes) are accepted.
  • Egg cartons and pizza boxes are NOT accepted.
  • Office Paper
  • Computer paper, white ledger, colored ledger, envelopes, fax paper, carbon-less paper, slick or glossy paper, manilla and bleached file folders, and direct mailings are accepted.

Fluorescent Bulbs/Old Christmas Lights

  • All fluorescent bulbs are accepted. Please place bulb in corresponding box.
  • Holiday Light Recycling "Recycle Your Holidays" is one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota. Clay County is partnering with Heartland Industries to bring "Recycle Your Holidays" to Clay County. Clay County residents can drop-off their unwanted light strands at the recycling centers in Glyndon, Barnesville, Hawley, and Hitterdal. The collection bins will be available through December. If you have questions about the program please call or email Shannon Thompson, Clay County Environmental Programs, at 218-299-7329 or Email Shannon Thompson.


  • See Clay County Residential Recycling Guide above for information concerning disposal of paint.


  • See Clay County Residential Recycling Guide above for information concerning disposal of TV's/Appliances/Electronics or call Fuchs Sanitation at 218-498-2875.