Compost & Recycling Facility

Daily Household Hazardous Waste

The compost and recycling facility accepts household hazardous waste and recyclable materials from Wright County residents.  Appointments are required for all household hazardous waste (HHW) and recyclables listed. Appointments for the second Saturday must be made at least 1 day in advance.  Please use the on-line appointment scheduler below or call 763-682-7338 during office hours Monday - Friday to make an appointment.  Appointments allow for the quickest and safest transfer of materials with the least wait time.

For a complete list of materials accepted and associated fees, please click here

Appointments are not required for :

  • Curbside recyclables and scrap metal
  • Tree branches and grass clippings, leaves, or garden waste
  • Pick-up of shredded wood mulch and compost.  Assistance with loading is available, if time allows.

If bringing materials that require a fee, we accept cash or check ONLY.  Credit/debit card payments will NOT be accepted.

Schedule An Appointment for Drop-Off

With the Wright County Emergency Declaration that was adopted this morning (March 17) in the battle with the COVID-19 coronavirus, in preventing community spread of the virus, the Wright County Board of Commissioners voted to close all public facing counters in county offices and departments.  As a result, the Wright County Compost & Recycling Facility will be CLOSED to public drop-off until further notice.

Household Hazardous Waste
  • Acids
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol cans
  • Anti-freeze (if < 5 gallons)*
  • Automobile fluids
  • Caulk/putty
  • Caustics
  • Cleaners
  • Herbicides/pesticides
  • Household sharps/lancets
  • Inks
  • Lighter fluid
  • Oil filters (if < 10 filters)*
  • Paint/stains/varnish**
  • Polishes
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Strippers/thinners
  • Used oil
  • Waxes


  • Aluminum/tin cans
  • Ballasts*
  • Child car seats
  • Christmas string lights
  • Clean cardboard
  • Clothing/textiles
  • Copiers*
  • Fluorescent bulbs*
  • Glass food containers
  • Major appliances*
  • Monitors/CPUs*
  • Plastic
  • Propane cylinders*
  • Scanners*
  • Scrap metal
  • T.V.s*
  • Tires*
  • White rigid styrofoam

* There is a fee for disposal of these items.
** $2.00/gallon if more than 30 gallons.

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