Recycling Center & Community Services

Recycling Center & Community Services

recycling-300x288DAC, Inc. offers vocational training in a supervised environment to individuals with disabilities. The training provides emphasis on developing employable work skills and habits to help introduce them into the community for competitive employment. Individuals earn wages while performing work from local businesses, such as cleaning, kitchen, light assembly, packaging and/or recycling.

The DAC Recycling Center, which has been in operation since June 1990, continuously strives to increase efficiency and popularity of recycling in Jackson County. DAC worked in conjunction with the Jackson County Sanitary Disposal Agency to create a county-wide recycling program, which was implemented in 1991. The recycling program has been very successful in reducing county waste, creating more jobs while maintaining a cleaner environment.
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DAC also offers rural recycling bins in

  • Bellevue
  • Iron Hill
  • Preston
  • Otter Creek

The DAC Recycling Center is located at 1710 East Maple Street in Maquoketa, Iowa – just off the industrial bypass east of town.

The DAC Outdoor Recycling Drop-Off is available to residents of Jackson County – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Clothing & Household Materials Program

Clothing

  • Men’s, Women’s and Children’s clothing- including coats, etc.
  • Only clothing that is in fair (wearable) condition, please.
  • All clothing should be clean, dry and free of grease and mildew.
  • Do not recycle belts or purses.

Shoes

  • Shoes in a re-wearable condition, and must be in pairs.
  • All shoes should be clean, dry and free of mildew.
  • No heavy work boots, women’s high heels or bedroom slippers.

Household Materials

  • Including drapes, towels, sheets, blankets and feather pillows.
  • Do not recycle rugs, carpet, quilt cuttings or rags.

Please view our FAQs of Recycling Page for a list of accepted materials.


The majority of the materials in Jackson County are delivered to the DAC Recycling Center. In addition to being the central recycling facility for typical materials for Jackson County, the DAC Recycling Center also offers specialized recycling services.

Confidential Shredding Program

This program was initiated to provide businesses with a secure method to dispose of confidential and sensitive documents. DAC will pick up materials from businesses in Jackson County and the surrounding area by appointment.

Large Quantity Pickup

Businesses that generate large quantities of recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, tin, aluminum and clothing will find recycling easier by taking advantage of this program. DAC will pick up materials from businesses in Jackson County and the surrounding area by appointment.

To schedule a pickup, or for more information about the program, schedules or fees, contact Matt Otting (Maintenance & Recycling Operations Manager) at 563-652-5252 between 8 AM and 3:30 PM, or email .

Recycling Trailer

In 2012, DAC, Inc. received a grant from the for the purchase of a mobile recycling trailer. The DAC Recycling Trailer is available for all community and private events in Jackson County and surrounding areas. There is no charge for use of the trailer.

DAC, Inc. will also deliver the trailer prior to the start of the event and pick up the trailer afterward at no cost.

To schedule a pickup, or for more information about the program, schedules or fees, contact Matt Otting (Maintenance & Recycling Operations Manager) at 563-652-5252 between 8 AM and 3:30 PM, or email .