WLSSD sponsors holiday tree collection at multiple sites throughout the region. WLSSD’s Materials Recovery Center and Yard Waste Compost Site are accepting holiday trees free through January 31. Remember—wreaths, stands, garland and other holiday decorations should be placed in your trash.
These locations are open for treecycling through January 31:
306 S Central Avenue
Weekdays 8am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 2pm
VONCO V Landfill
1100 W Gary Street
Weekdays 7am – 5pm
WLSSD Materials Recovery Center
4587 Ridgeview Road
Tue – Sat 9am – 4pm
WLSSD Yard Waste Compost Site
2626 Courtland Street
Daily 7am – 5pm
Recycle your unwanted holiday light strings and any electrical cords that no longer work—FREE. You can bring them to WLSSD’s Materials Recovery Center all year round.
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.
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 and the rural recycling drop-off sites in the City of Rice Lake and surrounding townships also accept 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, plastic film that ‘breaks’ when you press a finger into it
* 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 Kohl’s 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.
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. Textile recycling is also available at WLSSD’s Materials Recovery Center.