WLSSD sponsors holiday tree collection at multiple sites throughout the region. Remember—wreaths, stands, garland and other holiday decorations should be placed in your trash.
These locations are still open for treecycling through January 31:
WLSSD Materials Recovery Center
4587 Ridgeview Road
Tuesday through Saturday, 9am – 4pm
WLSSD Yard Waste Compost Site
2626 Courtland Street
Daily 7am – 5pm
306 S Central Avenue
Weekdays 8am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 2pm
VONCO V Landfill
1100 W Gary Street
Weekdays 8am – 4pm
In Carlton County through January 15:
SAPPI Fine Paper (Gatehouse Entrance) and the Moose Lake Compost Site are collecting trees after the holidays.
Recycle your unwanted holiday light strings and any electrical cords that no longer work—FREE. You can bring them to the WLSSD Materials Recovery Center all year round.
Plastic bag recycling containers are located at Super One Foods stores in Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors and Superior, at the Whole Foods Coop in eastern Duluth, and at other area retailers. The WLSSD Materials Recovery Center also accepts plastic bags for recycling. All bags must be clean and dry.
Soil or mulch bags, black plastic bags, bubble wrap, plastic food containers or plastic bottles
*** Look for other stores that also recycle plastic bags through their own programs such as Cub Foods, Walmart, Target and some area department stores like Younkers, Shopko, Kohls and JCPenney.
Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor area gas stations provide on-site recycling for beverage bottles and cans. Look for the large bottle-shaped bins near the fuel pumps and at store entrances when you stop in for fuel or a snack.
Recycle your small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, toaster ovens, irons, blenders and more! Valuable materials are recovered when you bring these items to WLSSD’s Materials Recovery Center for recycling. The fee is just $2 each.
Textiles like clothing, towels and more can be recycled! Keep these items out of the landfill by donating to area charitable or thrift stores or look for collection boxes in area parking lots serviced by Disabled American Veterans or USAgain. Textile recycling is also available at WLSSD’s Materials Recovery Center.