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

Other Recyclable Plastics

  • Corrugated plastic political and yard signs

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)
  • Paperboard political and yard signs

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 (see the Household Hazardous Waste Facility webpage re: sharps disposal)
  • Food Waste
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Photographs
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Bags
  • Loose Shredded Paper

Additional Information

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.