Compost Operations

Yard Waste Laws

By State law, it is illegal to throw away any yard waste with your household garbage. This includes:

  • Garden waste
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Pruning
  • Sod strips
  • Weeds

Solid Waste Campus Disposal

Red Wing Residents can deposit leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and compostable yard waste free of charge at the Solid Waste Campus during regular hours of operation. When disposing of leaves and grass, they must be emptied out of any plastic bags or other containers they are hauled in. Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable. Everyone utilizing this site must check into the office prior to dumping.

Accepted Waste and Costs

Residents may dispose of brush (shrubs, prunings, or anything with a stalk), branches, trees and wood chips during regular business hours free of charge. Commercial customers may dispose of these items for a charge. Logs larger than 9” in diameter can be disposed of for a charge. The cost of disposal of these items depends on disposal amounts.