- Solid Waste
The Wadena County Recycling Center is part of the Transfer Station. This is our central collection point for recyclable items from the public and also the recycling bins located throughout Wadena County. Please view the images below to find out what we do and don't recycle and locations of our public recycling drop-off locations.
Although they are recyclable, plastic bags do not belong in the recycling bin. We ask that you either dump out your bags or use paper bags to put your recyclables in the recycling bins. To explain why, the Recycling Association of Minnesota has put together a video on plastic film recycling.
To find more locations that collect plastic bags and films for recycling, click here to visit the W.R.A.P. website!
Acceptable Recycling Items
Wadena County accepts the following recyclable materials at the public recycling dumpsters (see map below) and at our transfer station.
Cardboard must be flat and dry. No grease.
Plastic containers should be empty and rinsed. Caps should be on. NO PLASTIC BAGS
Metal cans, empty and rinsed. No need to remove labels.
Glass bottles and jars should be empty and rinsed out. No need to remove labels.
Paper recycling includes magazines, newspapers, notebook paper, food boxes, and more. Must be dry. Rip covers off books before recycling.
The Recycling Center is located 2.5 miles north of Wadena on 11th Street NW and .5 miles east on 170th Street.
Township Recycling Locations
Each township and municipality has a recycling location to which its residents can drop off recyclable items for monthly pickup by local haulers.