A Note from the Coordinator,
Kudos to Winona County residents! You've made our curbside recycling program tops in the state in participation, and we thank you. Over the years we've worked hard to make the program easy for you, and the changes we're making in 2017 should build on that. The only place left for us to improve is in the quality of our recycling stream. Right now the contamination rate of our recycling stream is close to 8%. We think we can cut that in half to 4%, and make our program the "cleanest" recycling stream in the state, too. Reducing contamination now will reduce our long-term costs, so please review the "acceptable recyclables" list under "Curb Side Pick-Up" carefully. Then, you can help your family and friends get it too, and we all win!
Anne Morse, County Recycling Coordinator