Compost & Recycling Facility

**As of July 1st 2023, Wright County will no longer be assisting with the loading of compost and wood chips with the use of equipment. Residents wanting compost or wood chips are asked to bring shovels or rakes to gather the amount they desire.**

Wright County Compost and Recycling Facility is available for public drop-off of household hazardous waste, electronics, appliances, used tires, recyclables, and scrap metal.


  1. Appointments are REQUIRED for hazardous materials. Schedule your appointment below.
  2. Customers will need to unload themselves.  Please bring help if needed.
  3. Consult the Compost & Recycling Facility Fee Schedule for current prices.
  4. All fluids must be in containers of 5 gallons or less.  Oil drums are still acceptable if you are leaving the container with us.
  5. Only yard waste and brush from homeowners will be accepted.  We are no longer accepting waste from contractors or businesses.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Schedule An Appointment for Drop-Off

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.  Please use the online appointment scheduler above 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.

View a complete list of materials accepted and associated fees (PDF)

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.

For items where a fee is required, we accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards.  

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
  • 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.