Compost & Recycling Facility

Adjusted Fall Hours For Yard Waste, Garden Waste, and Brush

The Wright County Compost & Recycling Facility will keep its gates open for drop off of yard wastes, garden wastes and brush only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, now through November 15th. No household hazardous wastes, electronics, appliances, curbside recyclables or other problem materials will be accepted on those days.

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 the recyclables listed below. Please call the Wright County Planning and Zoning Office at 763-682-7338 during office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment.  Appointments for the 2nd Saturday must be made at least 1 day in advance.  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.


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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*
  • Plastics, MUST be free of any metals (screws, attachments, etc) and must be less than 3' in length
  • 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.