Burlington contracts with the Des Moines County Area Recyclers for curbside recycling. Recyclables are collected from the street even if your garbage collection is in the alley. Recyclables are collected the same day as your garbage but every other week, because the Recyclers work in the outlying communities during the off week.
To participate in the program you must have a green recycling container, available at the Des Moines County Area Recyclers, 1818 West Burlington Avenue. The City subsidizes $5 of the cost of a recycling bin for new Burlington residents, so your cost is $3. There is also a drop off site outside the recycling center.
If you have more items to recycle than will fit into your green recycling bin, place them in a sack, box or other container along side the bin and they will be collected.