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Garbage, Recycling & Compost

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Garbage Pick Up

Residential Garbage pickup for the City is every Monday unless it is on one of the following holidays:

  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

For those weeks where Monday is one of these holidays the collection will take place on Tuesday.

Wabasso Residential Housing


35 Gallon $11.95/Month | 65 Gallon $14.60/Month | 95 Gallon $17.90/Month

Recycling Pick Up

Recycling is picked up every other Wednesday except in the case of a major holiday.

You can schedule an appointment to drop off your used Christmas lights at the Community Center by calling 507-342-5519 or contact us.

2022 Curbside Recycling Schedule

Is it true that you are once again accepting glass as a recyclable material?

Yes, beginning January 1, 2020, the RRRSWA will once again accept glass containers (please see recycling information) in our recycling stream. What about plastic bags and other “film plastic”?

We no longer accept film plastic of any kind for recycling. The best practice is to purchase and utilize re-usable shopping bags wherever possible. If you forget them, ask for paper or to have your groceries loaded back into your cart without bags. Keep totes in the trunk or cargo area of your vehicle to place groceries for the trip home. Other types of film plastic (softener salt bags, large plastic wrapping for mattresses, television and stereo sheathing, bread bags, etc.) will need to be disposed of in the garbage. Do you accept mattresses and other furniture at your facility?

Yes, mattresses and other furniture are accepted. Please see the “fee schedule” for cost information. Mattresses MAY be recycled. Can I bring my old stove/TV/microwave, etc. to your facility?

No, please watch for information regarding the special collections held April-October each year in both counties. Can I put my garbage and my recyclables in the same container?

No, residents are not allowed to co-mingle their garbage with recyclables. The carts are not interchangeable, so please keep garbage separated from recycling and in its own cart. What if I only have enough recycling to fill my cart once a month?

Collection will take place every two weeks, so place your cart at the curb whenever you have filled it (on your scheduled date). You are not required to put your cart out for every collection. What if I’m unable to take my cart to the curb?

West Central Sanitation offers a “valet service” for this purpose. Contact West Central to make arrangements. What happens if I sell my house?

Each cart has a chip embedded in it to identify the address of the user. If you plan to move, the cart needs to stay with the residence. What happens if my cart “disappears”?

If your cart “disappears,” the cost of your cart will be assessed and billed back to you by West Central Sanitation. I live in an apartment building, what should we do?

Apartment owners or managers should contact West Central to determine the
appropriate number of containers and collection frequencies. When is the best time to put my cart by my curb for pick up?

West Central Sanitation has advised that carts are placed BY 6:30 a.m. If snow or other inclement weather are not factors, you may put the cart out the night before to help ensure collection. What should I do with my shredded paper?

Shredded paper placed in the cart or drop box can break open during transportation and cause problems at the facility. If possible, bring your bags of shredded paper directly to the facility to ensure that this material will get recycled. Keep in mind that the RRRSWA has a secure document destruction service available at the facility so we can shred your personal documents for you! There is no charge for personal shredding and a nominal fee for businesses. Can I choose my own cart size?

All carts are 95 gallons, with no additional size options available. The carts were selected as appropriate for the average amount of recycling materials generated by a typical household in a two week period. Can I still put my aluminum cans into my recycling cart or drop box?

Yes, please continue to recycle all aluminum cans, etc. We stopped paying for aluminum beverage cans on 12/13/19 but they are still very much recyclable.

Compost Site

The Compost Site is located on the East Side of Wabasso on County Highway 6. There are areas for both yard and garden waste as well as branches and other woody vegetation. The compost site is free to city residents and open on a daily basis with no set hours. Please make sure to separate all branches and woody materials such trimmings from bushes from grass and garden waste and place in the appropriate section. No garbage is allowed and no burning materials are allowed. Improper use of the site may result in a $100.00 fine.  Cameras are in use.

Wabasso Composte Site

Dumpster Rental

Residents may call any commercial hauler licensed by Redwood County to request a dumpster. All transactions will be the responsibility of the customer and the hauler, the city will not be involved. Residents may also contact the city office and request a dumpster.

Dumpster Rental Rates with Taxes

  • 1 1/2 Yard – $86.85
  • 4 Yard – $113.57
  • 6 Yard – $140.29

Request a Dumpster Rental

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