Integrated Solid Waste Management Campus
The Public Works Department provides management and support services for the Integrated Solid Waste Management Campus. This Budget is divided into four main areas; Revenues, Waste Incineration Expenses, Ash Disposal and Administration.
The Incineration section of this budget represents the expenses needed to combust waste, provide steam to S B Foot, meet all MPCA and EPA pollution control requirements, management of recycling commodities, construction and demolition, industrial, residential and commercial waste generated in the City of Red Wing and surrounding communities in Goodhue County and Wabasha County.
The Ash Landfill section of the budget represents the expenses needed to operate all aspects of and active landfill and approved procedures to meet all MPCA standards, including placement of ash, covering of ash on site, leachate control and closure costs.
The Integrated Solid Waste Management Campus at 1873 Bench Street is Open to the Public for Disposal:
Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
This facility can take all burnable waste (household trash, carpet, padding, clothing, bedding, pillows, thin plastics, dirty cardboard, etc), non-burnable waste (ceramic, tile, treated wood, panelling, insulation, sheet rock, plaster, heavy plastic, toys, vinyl siding, shingles, glass, hot tubs, etc), scrap metal (steel siding, metal chairs, metal doors, light fixtures, tools, lawn mowers, etc), concrete (clean brick, asphalt, and concrete without rebar), upholstered furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, boxsprings, and loveseats), electronics (TV's, computers, items listed below), appliances (microwave, refrigerator, freezer, stove, washer, dryer, etc), and wood (all types). There are fees for disposal of all types of waste.
This facility is open to all; you do not need to be a city resident to dispose of waste. Those using the facility will be required to sort their loads into the proper containers at the facility.
Hazardous Waste Disposal (CFL's, Fluorescent Tubes, Waste Oil, Paint, etc)
We can not take hazardous waste, which includes fluorescent lightbulbs (any kind) , waste oil, paint, etc. Goodhue County is responsible for the collection of Hazardous Waste (385-3109).
2013 Goodhue County Household Hazardous Waste Schedule
The Goodhe County Recycling Center is located off of Hwy 61, across from the Red Wing Shoe factory.
For more information on proper disposal and clean-up of CFL's (Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs), please click on the following link:
**CFL's CAN NOT be disposed of in your regular trash as they contain a small amount of Mercury. The items should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection site or they can be recycled at the Goodhue County Recycling Center on Hwy 61, Red Wing.
Other items that may be hazardous in your home include:
- drain, toilet and window cleaner
- septic tank cleaners
- bleach and ammonia
- oven cleaners
- cleaning solvents and spot removers
- glues and cements
- paint thiner, stripper and solvents
- spray cans (that are not completely empty)
- lacquers, stains, and varnishes
- wood preservatives
- asphalt and roof tar
- battery acid
- rust inhibitor or remover
- used motor oil
- brake and transmission fluid
- garden sprays and dust
- ant and rodent killers
- flea powder
- weed killers
- banned pesticides
Warning labels on some household chemicals tell you not to taste or touch the product, or expose it to heat or flame, depending on its chemical properties. If a product has one or a number of hazardous properties or says it is corrosive, flammable, explosive, reactive, poisonous or toxic it is most likely hazardous waste.
If you have more questions, you can contact the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at 1-800-652-9747.Effective 10/1/10 these electronics must also be recycled:External hard drives, modems, web cams and battery backupsDesktop copier or desktop laser printerFloor copier or large office printer Scanner or paper shredderDesktop inkjet printer or satellite dishTelephones, cell phones and answering machinesStereo, DVD/DVR/CD players, stereo receivers, satellite receivers and fax machines
***Please see the Brochure link below for disposal prices***
**Please contact the campus (651-385-3658) to make special arrangements if these hours will not work for you.
**Commercial accounts and contractors can contact the campus office for additional disposal hours.
Click here for a printable Solid Waste Management Campus Brochure
Additional Types of Disposal
Information for additional types of waste disposal can be accessed by clicking the links below: