Acceptable Recyclables

Plastic Containers

  • Number 1, 2, and 5 plastic containers only (must be labeled with a proper number)
  • Yogurt cups, ketchup, mustard bottles; takeout containers (except Styrofoam)
  • Tubs, bottles, jugs, detergent containers, and emptied paint cans

Paper, Office Paper & Cardboard

  • Newspaper and shiny inserts, magazines, phone books, office paper
  • Shredded paper is ok, but it must be in a sealed, clear plastic bag!
  • Hardcover and paperback books
  • Soda boxes, tissue boxes, paper plates, paper towel rolls
  • Cereal, cracker, and snack boxes (but not the plastic inserts)
  • Toothpaste, soap, and detergent boxes
  • Mail, receipts, and envelopes, including those with windows
  • Cards and gift wrap (but no tissue paper, foil paper, or glitter)
  • Corrugated cardboard (cut into pieces to fit in cart)

Cartons‐Food & Beverage

  • Milk cartons (dairy, soy, almond)
  • Juice, soup, broth, and wine cartons

Aluminum, Tin & Steel

  • Aluminum, tin, and steel cans
  • Empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans, and lids (no hardened paint)
  • Aluminum foil, plates and containers
  • Christmas lights, extension cords and electrical wire
  • Pots and pans

Glass Jars & Bottles

Jars and bottles of any color

Unacceptable Recyclables

  • Soiled Materials
  • Number 3, 4, 6, or  7 Plastics
  • Ceramics or Dishware
  • Packing Peanuts or Bubble Wrap
  • Windows or Mirrors
  • Medical Waste
  • Food Waste
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Photographs
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Bags
  • Loose Shredded Paper

Additional Information

For information on how to recycle these materials, please refer to our Household Hazardous Materials. You can also find information and recycling options at the La Crosse County landfill, as well as at two local Winona recyclers: Matejka Recycling 507-452-8242 and Miller Scrap Iron and Metal Company 507-452-2067.