City of Red Wing

Compost Operations

Red Wing Residents can deposit leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and compostable yard waste free of charge at the Red Wing Integrated Solid Waste Management Campus (formerly known as the incinerator) 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.  All residents utilizing this site must check into the office FIRST.

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 for disposal depends on the amount disposed.

Yard waste is a source separated compostable material.

Fees for the disposal of brush/branches/trees or the purchase of wood chips or compost can be accessed by clicking on the Fee Schedule link below.

2017 Fee Schedule - Solid Waste Division


The Compost Drop Off Site, located at 1873 Bench Street is open: 

Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm


Click here for Spring and Fall Cleanup Information

If you are interested in a Firewood cutting permit, you can get one at the Integrated Solid Waste Management Campus (385-3658). There is no charge for a permit.

The city DOES NOT provide curbside collection of Christmas Trees. Real christmas trees can be brought to the incinerator and disposed of free of charge typically the first two weeks of January. Please contact the Solid Waste Division for dates.