Wal-Mart Community Recycling Center

For questions regarding the future operation of the Wal-Mart Community Recycling Center, please contact the recycling center directly.



Location: 3300 Iowa, south of the store

Phone: (785) 841-9558

Hours: Wednesday-Monday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.


Outside Facility




Sort plastics by their "plastic resin type" before recycling. Identify the "resin type" by locating the code number within the three-arrow recycling symbol, usually on the bottom of the containers.

Sorry, non-bottle items such as butter tubs, trays, and yogurt containers are not acceptable, even if it is a number 1 or 2 plastic (such items are injection molded).

What can be recycled:

  • #1 (PET) Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate
    Includes 1 and 2-liter soda bottles.
  • #2 (HDPE) High Density Polyethylene
    Includes Plastic Screw-Top Containers, most clear and colored milk, juice and water jugs, laundry detergent, shampoo bottles, and lotion containers.
  • Plastic Sacks
    Includes plastic newspaper sleeves, plastic grocery sacks, bread bags, shoppingsacks. You may also recycle six-pack rings in this window.

How to recycle plastics:

  • For all jugs and bottles, remove lids and rinse thoroughly.
  • All labels may be left on.
  • Plastic bags must be clean


TIN (steel "tin" cans)


How to recycle tin:

  • Rinse cans thoroughly.
  • All labels and container lids may be left on.




  • Aluminum cans and aluminum foil may be recycled.
  • Rinse cans/ foil before recycling.

Want money for your aluminum cans?
Lonnie's Recycling 501 Maple 785-841-4855
12th & Haskell Bargain Center 1146 Haskell Ave. 785-865-3730




What can be recycled:

  • Clear, Brown, Amber, Blue, and Green glass
  • Amber and Brown go together, Blue and Green also go together.
  • Only jars and bottles.

How to recycle glass:

  • Food and beverage glass bottles should be rinsed out and sorted according to color.
  • Containers should be metal free.
  • Remove lids.
  • Paper labels may be left on.
  • Window glass, light bulbs, ceramic glass, etc. are not acceptable.




How to recycle newspaper:

  • Keep newspaper clean and dry.
  • Do not recycle with any plastic or paper bags or strings attached.
  • Advertisement inserts are OK to recycle.




What can be recycled:

  • Mixed Paper
    Junk mail, colored paper, file folders, envelopes with windows, and construction paper.
  • White Paper
    Office white ledger paper, white envelopes, greenbar paper, computer print-out paper, and letterhead.
  • Chipboard
    Food boxes, beverage containers and shoeboxes.
  • Catalogs, Magazines
    All magazines and magazine types may be recycled. Place TV Guides with Newspaper.




What can be recycled:

  • Corrugated cardboard.
  • Paper grocery sacks.

How to recycle cardboard:

  • Must be broken down.
  • No wax-coated cardboard accepted.
  • Place chipboard (e.g. cereal boxes) with Mixed Paper.
  • Labels and tape, may be recycled with cardboard.




The following items can be deposited inside the Wal-Mart store at the following locations.

  • Film Canisters and Disposable Cameras at Photo Lab
  • Plastic Bags and Six-Pack Plastic Rings at Check-Out (same bin)
  • Button Batteries at Jewelry Counter
  • NiCd Batteries at Service Desk
  • Tires for a small fee at the Automotive Service Counter
  • Motor Oil and Car Batteries at Automotive Service Center