City of Red Wing

Special Waste Disposal

Special Waste is waste that requires special handling for proper disposal or recycling. These include: Electronic Waste, Confidential Waste, Upholstered Furniture, Appliances, Automotive Waste and Hazardous Waste.

Special fees apply for any items that fall into any of these categories.


Electronic Waste ("Ewaste")

 2018 Electronics Disposal Table

 City of Red Wing's Annual Electronics Recycling Event

Providing valuable community service, City of Red Wing partners with an eRecycling Service Company to collect computers, televisions and screens, cell phones, printers and more, many items for a reduced fee or free.

This Annual Ewaste Event is available for all residents and businesses in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This is a chance to get rid of unused electronics, most of them for free. And, there are reduced rates for televisions and computer CRT monitors. The primary goals are to recover and recycle electronic and electrical products to keep them out of the waste stream. Click the event below for more information on this year’s event.

2017 Annual Electronics Recycling Event

2018 Electronics Recycling Event  -  To Be Announced



Confidential Waste

Confidential Waste management/disposal is a unique service supplied by the Solid Waste Campus. It ensures confidentiality in the destruction of commercial or private correspondence. The campus maintains the highest standards required for this most sensitive service.

Types of Confidential Materials

    • Residential or commercial records
    • Sensitive documents
    • Paper documents
    • CDs
    • Tapes
    • Hard drives

Confidential materials can be accepted at the Solid Waste Campus during regular business hours. These items will be placed in an inside location to be shredded during the next shredding operation (usually within 1-2 work days). If you need to watch your confidential materials being shredded, Please contact Jeff Huppert at the Solid Waste Campus prior to bringing out confidential materials to ensure they can be shredded on your arrival. Confidential materials cannot be shredded on weekends.

Solid Waste Campus

The Solid Waste Campus is located at 1873 Bench Street, Red Wing, MN 55066. Phone: 651-385-3658. Jeff Huppert can be contacted by e-mail at, or by phone at 651-385-3669

Commercial and Residential Pricing

 2018 Confidential Disposal Table


Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture disposed of at the Solid Waste Campus must also be handled separate from the regular waste stream. Therefore, special disposal rates apply.

2018 Upholstered Furniture Disposal Table


2018 Appliance Disposal Table

Tires, Automotive Waste, Others

2018 Automotive, Tires & Misc. Disposal Table

If you have a large number of tires (more than 20), you may want to contact Liberty Tire Recycling. 952-894-5280.


Septic Waste

The City of Red Wing accepts sewage pumped out of septic tanks and dumped by permitted contract septic haulers at the Solid Waste Campus. Any hauler wishing to use thisservicemust apply for an annual permit at the Solid Waste Campus located at 1873 Bench Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. All applications m ust be reviewed and approved by the Deputy Director of Public Works/Utilities Division prior to disposal.

2018 Septage Disposal Table

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste can be described as waste that is chemically hazardous, physically hazardous or biologically hazardous. Household Hazardous Waste is considered left over household products that can catch fire, react or explode under certain circumstances, or are corrosive or toxic. Household Hazardous items include:

    •  Waste Oil, Antifreeze, Battery Acid, Gasoline, Brake & Transmission Fluid
    •  Drain Cleaner, Window Cleaner, Disinfectants, Septic Tank Cleaner
    •  Bleach, Ammonia, Cleaning Solvents, Spot Removers, Oven Cleaner
    •  Any Spray Cans that are not completely empty
    •  Paint, Paint Thinners, Paint Stripper & Solvents
    •  Lacquers, Stains, Varnishes, Wood Preservatives
    •  Waterproofers, Glues & Cements
    •  Asphalt & Roof Tar
    •  Rust Inhibitor or Remover
    •  Garden Sprays & Dusts, Weed Killers
    •  Ant/Rodent Killer, Flea Powder, Banned Pesticides

Goodhue County is responsible for the collection and disposal of Household Hazardous Waste. They offer several Household Hazardous Waste Collection days each year. Please contact Goodhue County at 651-385-3109 for additional information, or click on the link below to view this year’s schedule.

2018 Goodhue County Household Hazardous Waste Schedule

Waste Oil Filters & Fluorescent Lights - These items are not accepted for disposal at the Solid Waste Campus. Residents are encouraged to contact Goodhue County at 651.385.3105, for information on how to properly dispose of these items.