Drop-off Instructions for Facilities offering FREE Recycling

Recycling as easy as 1-2-3 at the Materials Recovery Center (MRC)

Now, you can sort household recyclables brought to the MRC into just three groups: containers, mixed paper and corrugated cardboard.

  • Container recycling includes jars, bottles and cans made from glass, plastic and metal. This includes #1 – #7 plastic bottles or tubs, glass bottles & jars (any color), and metal food & beverage cans. These can all be mixed together—no additional sorting is required!
  • Mixed paper includes newspapers, cereal boxes, soda cases, office paper, junk mail, etc. This paper can all be mixed and recycled together.
  • Corrugated cardboard (boxes and packaging with a ripple between two smooth layers) is the third sorting category. Look for recycling bins for cardboard in several convenient locations at the MRC.

This 3-sort system will help you spend less time sorting materials at home, save space for recycling bins and help make your recycling drop-off easier and faster! If your recycling is picked up at your curb, check with your hauler about current sorting guidelines. Learn about other services offered at the MRC.

Rural Recycling Sites

Rural recycling sites offer convenient recycling services for rural residents in the WLSSD service area. Recyclable material may be dropped off during open hours free of charge.

The Grand Lake Township recycling site offers 3-sort recycling as described above.  The other sites, listed below, do a 4-sort system.  The twist is that the newspapers get recycled separate from the rest of the mixed paper in our 4-sort system.

Locations:

Canosia Town Hall

Duluth Town Hall

Fredenberg Art Welter Recycling Center

Grand Lake Recycling Site

Lakewood Town Hall

Midway Town Hall

North Star Fire Hall

7700 Pequaywan Lake Rd
Open Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon

Rice Lake City Hall

Solway Town Hall