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Redwood Renville Regional Material Recovery Facility

Learn more about the upcoming changes and partnership between RRRSWA and West Central Sanitation here: https://bit.ly/374bGJF


            


Redwood-Renville
Regional Solid Waste Authority (RRRSWA) Board Approves Contract with West Central Sanitation 

(REDWOOD FALLS, MN, November 12, 2019) In 2012, Redwood and Renville Counties entered into a joint-powers agreement, with a plan to share costs and services, staff and facilities, and to be forward thinking in regard to the future of solid waste management planning. This was done to integrate solid waste planning, both locally and regionally, to create efficiency in waste reduction and disposal, and to implement an environmentally sound recycling process. 

On November 12,2019, the RRRSWA Board approved an addendum to the contract with West Central Sanitation to outsource processing and hauling of residential/business garbage and recycling, beginning January 1, 2020. This will reduce expenses and increase recycling services. 

This direction will allow glass to once again be accepted, including residential, bar and restaurant glass. Collections and recycling schedules will continue to remain the same in our communities. 

This will result in a cost savings, with the Redwood-RenvilleRegional Material Recovery Facility (RRRMRF) no longer running with an increasing annual deficit, due to declining recycling market values. The RRRMRF will remain open and Redwood/Renville Counties will continue to pool resources for a long-term comprehensive solid waste program for our communities. 

Redwood and Renville Counties are assisting affected RRRSWA employees with outplacement services as well as additional resources through the employee assistance program. 

RRRSWA is working to increase awareness around the importance of waste reduction and recycling by growing our county partnerships. Together,we can preserve our environment for future generations. 

For more information, contact Jon Mitchell, RRRSWA/RRRMRF Executive Director at 320-523-8002 or 507-637-1800.

 

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HOLIDAY HOURS*
 The RRRMRF and the Administrative Offices will be closed on the following dates due to the observance of holidays:

Tuesday, December 24 (close at noon)
Wednesday, December 25
Wednesday, January 1
Monday, January 20

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Please check the recycling schedule for any potential changes to curbside service.

 

 
2019 Curbside Recycling Schedule for both counties: Please click the picture below for more detail:
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2020 Curbside Recycling Schedule for both counties:
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Upcoming Electronic and Appliance Collections for Redwood and Renville County residents!!
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OOPS! The last collection was held 10/09/2019...please check back next year.


You may call S.W. Recycling at
1-800-366-8665 to arrange for a pick up at your home or business.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED RECYCLING QUESTIONS:

  1. Is it true that you are no longer accepting glass as a recyclable material?

    • Yes, due to factors such as: contamination, increased costs, limited market availability and others, the RRRSWA has made the difficult decision to discontinue glass (of ALL types) collection in recycling. Please re-use containers as you are able, but what you cannot, please place those items into your municipal solid waste (MSW or garbage) container.

  2. What about plastic bags and other "film plastic"?

    • Beginning November 1, 2018, we will no longer accept film plastic of any kind for recycling.  The best practice is to purchase and utilize re-usable shopping bags wherever possible. If you forget them, ask for paper or to have your groceries loaded back into your cart without bags. Keep totes in the trunk or cargo area of your vehicle to place groceries for the trip home. Other types of film plastic (softener salt bags, large plastic wrapping for mattresses, television and stereo sheathing, bread bags, etc.) will need to be disposed of in the garbage.

  3. Do you accept mattresses and other furniture at your facility?
    • Yes, mattresses and other furniture are accepted. Please see the "fee schedule" for cost information. Mattresses MAY be recycled, please click the flier under "Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste" section.
  4. Can I bring my old stove/TV/microwave, etc. to your facility?
    • No, please watch for information regarding the special collections held April-October each year in both counties.
  5. Can I put my garbage and my recyclables in the same container?
    • No, residents are not allowed to co-mingle their garbage with recyclables.  The carts are not interchangeable, so please keep garbage separated from recycling and in its own cart.
  6. What if I only have enough recycling to fill my cart once a month?
    • Collection will take place every two weeks, so place your cart at the curb whenever you have filled it (on your scheduled date). You are not required to put your cart out for every collection. 
  7. What if I’m unable to take my cart to the curb?

    • West Central Sanitation offers a “valet service” for this purpose. Contact West Central to make arrangements. 

  8. What happens if I sell my house?

    • Each cart has a chip embedded in it to identify the address of the user. If you plan to move, the cart needs to stay with the residence. 

  9. What happens if my cart “disappears”?

    • If your cart “disappears,” the cost of your cart will be assessed and billed back to you by West Central Sanitation. 

  10. I live in an apartment building, what should we do?

    • Apartment owners or managers should contact West Central to determine the appropriate number of containers and collection frequencies. 

  11. When is the best time to put my cart by my curb for pick up?

    • West Central Sanitation has advised that carts are placed BY 6:30 a.m. If snow or other inclement weather are not factors, you may put the cart out the night before to help ensure collection. 

  12. Will I still have to sort my recyclables?

    • There is no longer a need to sort, bag or bundle your recyclables into separate categories (paper & cardboard included). All recycling can be placed in the same cart. 

  13. What should I do with my shredded paper?

    • Shredded paper placed in the cart or drop box can break open during transportation and cause problems at the facility. If possible, bring your bags of shredded paper directly to the facility to ensure that this material will get recycled. Keep in mind that the RRRSWA has a secure document destruction service available at the facility so we can shred your personal documents for you! There is no charge for personal shredding and a nominal fee for businesses.

  14. Why are we doing this? (Single stream recycling)

    • Residents of Redwood and Renville Counties have been asking for a “simpler” way to recycle. Single stream provides an easier way to recycle. The new carts provide more capacity, more efficient collection, protection from the weather and provide greater privacy.

  15. Can I choose my own cart size?
    • All carts are 95 gallons, with no additional size options available. The carts were selected as appropriate for the average amount of recycling materials generated by a typical household in a two week period.

907 West Bridge - Redwood Falls - MN - 56283
Phone:  (507)637-1800 or (320)523-8002