Monday, August 15, 2022

Types of Household waste

The following three categories define the different types of typical household waste. Please help maintain a safe environment and follow proper waste disposal methods for the different types of waste. This information applies to both the landfill site and scheduled collection in your neighborhood.



The following items are accepted as recyclables at the landfill, and in your collected household waste with certain restrictions. 

Landfill and/or Redwater Transfer Station

  • Flattened corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Flattened cereal and food boxes (remove and discard liner)
  • Flattened shoe boxes
  • Clean Plastic Recycling 
  • TV's, Computers, and Printers
  • Paint
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Automotive tires
  • Scrap metal (i.e. BBQ, lawnmowers(liquids drained), car parts, bikes, washing machines, hot water tanks,dishwashers(metal tub), ranges)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Microwaves

Landfill Only

  • Car batteries
  • Concrete and asphalt (call for more info)
  • refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers
  • agriculture chemical containers
  • propane tanks
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers $20.00 fee for Freon removal


The following items are accepted at the landfill and in your neighborhood collected household waste with certain restrictions.

Landfill and Redwater Transfer Station

  • Plastic (toys, bubble wrap, cellophane, bakery containers, chip bags, cutlery)
  • Styrofoam (egg cartons, packaging)
  • Unrinsed food containers
  • Small household appliances (vacuums, toasters, coffee makers, VCR, phones, stereos)
  • Diapers
  • Clothes
  • Food and yard waste
  • Soiled paper (tissue, paper towel)
  • Pizza boxes
  • Garden hoses
  • Pet food bags
  • Glass (dishes, mirrors, windows)
  • Cat litter
  • Vacuum bags

Landfill Only

  • Mattresses
  • Lumber
  • Shingles
  • Insulation and drywall
  • Furniture (sofas, cupboards, tables)
  • Tree roots and stumps
  • Sod
  • cold ashes
  • dishwashers
Eco Station

Eco Station

The following types of items are not permitted in the landfill or in collected household waste and must be taken to an Eco Station for proper disposal.

  • Cleaners (bleach, oven cleaners, rust removers)
  • Automotive liquids (antifreeze, gas, diesel, windshield washer fluid)
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Syringes
  • Solvents and turpentine
  • Sealed drums
  • RV fridges
  • PCB ballasts
  • Oil rags
  • Propane tanks greater than 30 pounds

For more information about Eco Stations, hours of operations, and locations, please visit this link.

For more information about Hazardous Waste, please visit this link.

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