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Wadena County

The Wadena County website lists specific guidelines as to what materials are or are not recyclable in your area; please consult this list (as well as any materials you may have received from your county or recycling servicer) as you collect your recyclables. But remember, you can always recycle MORE than just what's collected! Reusable goods can be given to thrift stores or churches, food waste can be composted, some materials can be sent directly to remanufacturers... For tips on recycling MORE than what's normally collected, check out our mega list of what can be recycled and how.


Recycling Guidelines

Curbside collection is available in the cities of Menahga, Sebeka, Staples, Verndale and Wadena. Other townships and municipalities in Wadena County have recycling locations to which its residents can drop off recyclable items for monthly pickup by the local haulers. The following materials are accepted:

-- Plastic jugs/bottles with necks are accepted if marked with recycling symbol #1 or #2.
-- Tubs marked with recycling symbol #2 or #4 are accepted.
-- Bottles and lids marked with recycling symbol #4 are accepted.
All plastic items must be rinsed. Remove caps and rings. Items should be flattened or cut down the side and stacked to save space. Plastic and glass items can be bagged together.

Glass food containers must be unbroken. Rinse and remove caps. Plastic and glass items can be bagged together.

-- Aluminum cans may be crushed to save space.
-- Steel/tin cans must be rinsed. They may be flattened to save space.
Aluminum, tin and steel items can be bagged together.

Magazines, catalogs, phone books, Reader's Digests and shiny/glossy paper are accepted. Box or bundle.

Only corrugated cardboard is accepted. Please flatten, then box or bundle.

Clean, odor-free cloth items are accepted. Please bundle.

-- Newspaper and newsprint are accepted. Bundle separately.
-- Office paper and computer paper are accepted. Bundle separately.

Rinse and flatten, then box or bundle.

The recycling guidelines are also available on the county website in PDF format, to view, download or print.


(Last updated June 13, 2010)

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