Recyclable Items

Newspaper, Cardboard, Office Paper & Magazines

  • All fiber products may be combined in a separate container or paper bag. This includes colored paper, inserts, catalogs, shiny paper and envelopes without the glossy window.
  • Items must be bagged securely or bundled. Flatten and tie boxes in three foot sections for collection.
  • Large volumes of cardboard can be brought to the Red Wing Solid Waste Campus.
  • Unaccepted Items:
    • Cups
    • Gift wrap
    • Napkins
    • Paper plates
    • Paper towels
    • Pizza boxes
    • Waxy cardboard
    • Wrapping paper
  • Accepted Items:
    • Catalogs
    • Cereal boxes
    • Flyers
    • Greeting cards
    • Magazines
    • Newsprint
    • Paper bags
    • Phone books
    • Scrap paper
    • Shoe boxes
    • Shredded paper
    • Moving boxes
    • Other boxes and papers similar to those listed.

Plastics, Aluminum & Tin Cans

  • Plastic, aluminum and tin cans may be combined in a separate container or paper bag.
  • All plastic bottles and food containers are acceptable (numbers 1 and 2).
  • All containers should be cleaned.
  • Red Wing Curbside Collection Program accepts only food and beverage containers. All aluminum types are accepted.
  • Unaccepted Items: 
    • "Glad" type or "Rubbermaid" type containers
    • Margarine tubs
    • Motor oil containers
    • Plastic bags
    • Plastic swimming pools
    • Styrofoam
    • Toys
    • Tricycles
    • Whipped topping containers
    • Yogurt containers
  • Accepted Items: 
    • Beer cans
    • Coffee cans
    • Food cans
    • Ketchup bottles
    • Laundry containers
    • Milk jugs
    • Pop bottles
    • Pop cans
    • Shampoo containers
    • Water bottles

Glass

  • Recycle clear, brown and green/blue bottles and jars.
  • Sort by color. Clear glass, brown glass and green glass must each be in a separate bag or container for pick-up.
  • Remove caps and lids.
  • Unaccepted Items:
    • Ceramic glass
    • Cosmetic bottles
    • Crystal
    • Dishes
    • Drinking glasses
    • Light bulbs
    • Mirrors
    • Ovenware
    • Window glass
  • Accepted Items:
    • Beer bottles
    • Glass sauce containers or food containers
    • Liquor bottles
    • Pop bottles
    • Wine bottles