Recycling in Ames and Story County

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 Smart Trash 40th Anniversary poster- various items of trash arranged in the shape of a lightbulb

Recycling is available to Ames residences and businesses, through local companies.  For those who do not have access to recycling, that's where the Resource Recovery Plant comes in; we can "recycle" your garbage into fuel for our power plant, making electricity for Ames.