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Redwood/Renville Regional Solid Waste Authority Response to COVID-19 Pandemic:
(Last updated 03/26/2020)



Redwood/Renville Regional Solid Waste Authority (RRRSWA) Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to Redwood and/or Renville County’s policy(ies) regarding limited exposure during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the RRRSWA has implemented measures to help ensure reduced contact between employees and members of the public. 

Beginning March 20, 2020, the following services will be altered or suspended until further notice:

1.    PRIVATE HAULERS: 

  • We will not accept private haulers’ garbage at the Redwood/Renville Regional Material Recovery and Transfer Facility (RRRMRF or MRF) in Redwood Falls. 
  • If you have a need to dispose of personal garbage, please make arrangements with a commercial hauler to get set up with either a dumpster or a curbside garbage cart (depending on where you live…the hauler will be able to advise you). 
  • A list of licensed commercial haulers for both counties is available on our website.

2.    DEMOLITION MATERIAL DISPOSAL:

  • The Renville County Demolition Landfill will be closed until further notice. 
  • If you are a private hauler and have demolition materials to dispose of, please contact a commercial hauler for a roll-off or other container.
  • If you are a contractor who regularly delivers demolition material to the landfill, please call the MRF and set up a charge account so you can begin to bring those materials directly to the transfer station in Redwood Falls.
3.    HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITIES:
  • Both the Redwood and Renville County Household Hazardous Waste Facilities and product exchange rooms will be closed.
4.  APPLIANCE AND ELECTRONICS COLLECTIONS:
  • Redwood County appliance/electronics collection was scheduled for April 1 and Renville County was scheduled for April 8. Both of these have been cancelled.
5.    SHREDDED PAPER: 
  • If you have pre-shredded paper, please make sure it is in sealed plastic bags so it can be placed in the specially marked dumpster/roll-off outside of the MRF Office area during regular business hours.
  • If you are a business shredding customer, we want to accommodate you, but need to minimize person-to-person contact. Please call us at least 1 (one) hour before you are ready to bring us a full cart.  When you call us, we will provide instructions on cart exchange procedures. (No cart exchanges after 3:30 p.m. M-F) 
  • If you have large amounts of pre-shredded paper to dispose of, please call us and we will do our best to work with you to provide a drop-off point that is safe for all parties involved.
  • If you have personal papers to be shredded, we regret to inform you that at this time, that service will be suspended.  If you have a large amount to be shredded (i.e. cleaning out a house due to someone passing on or a moving situation), we can provide you a 65 gallon cart at no charge.  Please call with questions.
6.  EVOLVING SITUATION: 
  • Because this situation/pandemic is constantly changing, it is a difficult and trying time for all of us and we ask for your patience and understanding.
  • Our procedures and restrictions may change at a frequent pace and we will do our best to keep you up-to-date.
  • As always, we invite you to call us with any questions you might have. We will post any changes on our Facebook and webpages, which you can access through either the Redwood or Renville County websites (follow the RRRSWA link on either site).


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:

Friday, April 10 (close at noon)
Monday, May 25
Friday, July 3
Monday, September 7
Wednesday, November 11
Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27
Thursday, December 24 (close at noon)
Friday, December 25


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

 


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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Renville County:
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Redwood County:


Image of Redwood County Collection_2020_COVIDYou 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 once again accepting glass as a recyclable material?

    • Yes, beginning January 1, 2020, the RRRSWA will once again accept glass containers (please see recycling information) in our recycling stream.

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

    • We 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. 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.

  13. 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.
  14. Can I still put my aluminum cans into my recycling cart or drop box?
    • Yes, please continue to recycle all aluminum cans, etc.  We stopped paying for aluminum beverage cans on 12/13/19 but they are still very much recyclable.

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