Recycling Programs

Kudos to Winona County residents! You've made our curbside recycling program top in the state in participation, and we thank you. Over the years we've worked hard to make the program easy for you, and the changes we're making in 2017 should build on that. The only place left for us to improve is the quality of our recycling stream. Right now the contamination rate of our recycling stream is close to 8%. We think we can cut that in half to 4%, and make our program the "cleanest" recycling stream in the state, too. Reducing contamination now will reduce our long-term costs, so please review the Acceptable Recyclables List carefully. Then, you can help your family and friends get it too, and we all win!

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Use the Curbside Pick-up Schedules link in the menu to obtain information about curbside recycling services and schedules in Winona County.

Printable Recycling Posters

Here are a couple of posters that would look great printed out above your garbage and recycling containers. These posters provide great tips for remembering what to put in the garbage and what to put into recycling, which will be very helpful as you're deciding what goes where.

Garbage only. No recyclables, cardboard, appliances/electronics, yard waste, furniture/mattresses.