Participation jumps in Winona Co. recycling program

Published On: Dec 11 2012 03:17:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 11 2012 03:17:14 PM CST
WINONA COUNTY, Minn. -

Winona County’s recycling coordinator says more than 90-percent of people living in the county are recycling.

Anne Morse says participation in the county’s recycling program has jumped by 50-percent and the number of tons collected through the program has doubled.

"Increases like these are unprecedented for mature programs like ours, and other counties are now considering curbside service for their rural residents too," Morse said.

The increase in recycling also means more demand for carts than the county has available. Morse asks people who notice blue carts that are sitting unused to email those locations to recycling@co.winona.mn.us.

The County wants to remind residents of the following reccing program changes beginning on January 1, 2013:

Click here for more information on Winona County’s recycling program.