Compost Operations

Yard Waste Laws

By State law, it is illegal to throw away any yard waste with your household garbage. This includes:

  • Garden waste
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Pruning
  • Sod strips
  • Weeds

2018 Compost & Brush Operation Brochure (PDF)

Solid Waste Campus Disposal

Red Wing Residents can deposit leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and compostable yard waste free of charge at the Solid Waste Campus during regular hours of operation. When disposing of leaves and grass, they must be emptied out of any plastic bags or other containers they are hauled in. Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable. Everyone utilizing this site must check into the office prior to dumping.

Accepted Waste and Costs

Brush (shrubs, prunings, or anything with a wood stalk), branches, trees, and wood chips will be accepted during regular business hours for a charge. Cost of disposal depends on the amount disposed.

Remember to keep leaves, seeds and grass clippings out of streets and gutters, because clean streets lead to a cleaner river.