Recycling Collection

Single-sort Recycling Coming September 2019!

Red Wing is switching to single-sort recycling, and that means a lot of changes are on the way.  Here are the basics of what you can expect:

  • New 96-gallon rolling carts will replace the current bins beginning late August through early September
  • More efficient sorting (it all goes in one bin!)
  • An updated recycling schedule
    • Good news--your recycling collection day will stay the same, it will just be collected every other week.

We know you’ll have questions—check out the FAQ PDF about what single-sort will look like.  Not finding the answer to your question?  Call the Waste Campus at 651.385.3658 or send them an email.

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PLEASE NOTE: while the new recycling carts will be delivered August-September 2019, single-sort collection won't begin until September 16-27.  Until then, please continue to sort your recyclables as usual.

The City of Red Wing first began operating a recycling collection service in January 1994. The Public Works Department’s goal is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and to promote a healthy and sustainable future for the community. Red Wing residents have helped reach this goal by steadily increasing the volume of refuse diverted from incineration and being recycled instead. The active participation of residents is key to the success of the program.

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Recycling Collection Guidelines beginning September 16-27

  • Recycling is collected every other week as per routes laid out on the collection map.
  • All recyclables can be placed directly in the cart--no sorting necessary.
  • Place at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on the designated recycling day for your area.
  • Residents may place out unlimited amounts of recycling.
  • Recyclables should only be put into the City-provided cart.
  • Large volumes of recycling can be brought to the Solid Waste Campus.

Proper Placement of Recycling Carts

Recycling containers must be placed at least 4 feet away from your garbage can or any other obstruction (pole, mailbox, etc.). One suggestion is to place your recycling cart on the opposite side of the driveway as your garbage can.