Recycling Collection

The City of Red Wing first began operating a recycling collection service in January, 1994. The Public Works Department’s goal was 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 reached 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.

2018 Residential and Commercial Recycling Brochure (PDF)

Recycling mascot

Recycling Collection Guidelines

  • Recycling is collected once per week as per routes laid out on the City Map
  • Separate and clean recyclables.
  • Place at the curb before 6 a.m. on the designated recycling day for your area.
  • All recycling must be placed in paper bags (plastic bags are acceptable, but do not tie them shut), or separate containers.
  • Residents may place out unlimited amounts of sorted recycling.
  • Residents may use a city recycling bin, their own bin or any container labeled as recycling.
  • Large volumes of recycling can be brought to the Solid Waste Campus.

If additional recycling bins are needed, they can be purchased at the Solid Waste Campus located at 1873 Bench Street at a cost of $8.50 each.

Proper Placement of Recycling Bins

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 bin on the opposite side of the driveway as your garbage can.

Placement of Your Cans