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.
35 Gallon $9.82/Month | 65 Gallon $11.99/Month | 95 Gallon $14.70/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.
Yes, beginning January 1, 2020, the RRRSWA will once again accept glass containers (please see recycling information) in our recycling stream.
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.
Yes, mattresses and other furniture are accepted. Please see the "fee schedule" for cost information. Mattresses MAY be recycled.
No, please watch for information regarding the special collections held April-October each year in both counties.
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.
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.
West Central Sanitation offers a “valet service” for this purpose. Contact West Central to make arrangements.
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.
If your cart “disappears,” the cost of your cart will be assessed and billed back to you by West Central Sanitation.
Apartment owners or managers should contact West Central to determine the
appropriate number of containers and collection frequencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - $83.41
- 4 Yard - $105.36
- 6 Yard - $127.31
Fees will be added to the monthly utility bill.