City of Red Wing

Fall 2011 Yard Waste Clean-Up Dates

Friday, November 4 2011 12:00 AM

2011 Fall Yard Waste Clean-up Dates Announced

Due to the continuing budget crisis, the Public Works Department will not be picking up curbside yard waste from residential areas or providing complimentary yard waste roll-off dumpsters. This decision was made to reduce general fund expenses.

Residents can dispose of grass, leaves and compostable or organic yard waste year-round free of charge.  Residents may also dispose of brush at the brush and compost site at the Integrated Solid Waste Management Campus (ISWMC), located at1873 Bench Street, for a charge.  However, these charges will be waived for residents from October 10th through November 12th. During this time, Red Wing residents may dispose of brush and shrub trimmings free of charge.

The hours for the Bench Street compost and yard waste site are:

  • Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (through Oct 31)
  • Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (beginning Nov 1st-12th)
  • Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Special bags are not necessary to dispose of materials at this site as all materials must be emptied from the containers in which they are brought. After November 12, 2011 regular rates for disposal of brush will apply.

For more information about the proper disposal of yard waste, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 385.3658 or visit