Western Lake Superior Sanitary District


Recycling Other Things


Treecycling locations accept trees only.  Wreaths, stands, garland & other holiday decorations should be placed in your trash.

These locations are open for treecycling December 26 through January 10:

Duluth Heights Community Club
33 W Mulberry Street
(parking lot)
Woodland Community Club
3211 Allendale Avenue
(lower parking lot off Woodland Ave)
Duluth West Toolhouse
2407 Commonwealth Avenue
Lester Park
Superior St & Lester River Rd
(parking lot)
Chester Bowl
Skyline Parkway & 19th Ave E
(parking lot)
Rose Garden
London Rd & 13th Ave E
(parking lot)


These locations are open for treecycling December 26 through January 31:

306 S Central Ave
Weekdays 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 2pm
1100 W Gary Street
(outside the gate)


These two WLSSD locations are open before Christmas if you need to treecycle before heading out of town.  They will accept trees through January 31:

WLSSD Yard Waste Compost Site
2626 Courtland Street
Daily 7am - 5pm (gates open December 22)
WLSSD Materials Recovery Center
4587 Ridgeview Road
Tues - Sat: 9am - 3pm


In Carlton County:

SAPPI Fine Paper (Gatehouse Entrance) and the Moose Lake Compost Site are collecting trees from December 27 through January 12.

In Superior, Wisconsin:

A one-day treecycling event will take place in the north parking lot of the Superior Target store on Saturday, January 10 from 9am to 3pm.

Recycle your plastic bags at area stores 

Plastic bag recycling containers are located at Super One Foods stores in Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors and Superior and at the Whole Foods Coop in downtown Duluth.  The WLSSD Materials Recovery Center also accepts plastic bags for recycling. All bags must be clean and dry.


These are just some common acceptable plastic bag types:

• Grocery bags • Bread bags WITHOUT food residue
• Newspaper bags • Frozen food bags WITHOUT food residue
• Dry-cleaning bags • Plastic wrap from paper products (paper towels, etc.)
• Produce bags WITHOUT food residue • Salt bags with rigid plastic handles removed
• Cereal bags WITHOUT food residue • Retail bags with string ties and rigid plastic handles removed
• Stretch/shrink wrap • Zipper type bags WITHOUT rigid plastic closing mechanism

REMINDER:  soil or mulch bags, bubble wrap, plastic food containers or plastic bottles cannot be recycled in this program.

Look for other stores that also recycle plastic bags through their own companies:  Cub Foods, Walmart and some area department stores like Kohl's and JC Penney.

Recycle your old holiday light strings and any electrical cords that no longer work—FREE.  You can bring them to the WLSSD Materials Recovery Center all year long.

Need new lights.  Consider LEDs; they're still more costly up front than traditional light strings but will pay for themselves with greatly reduced energy use!


Recycle on the go at area gas stations                                           

Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor area gas stations
now provide on-site recycling of all the bottles
and cans in your vehicle when you stop
in for a snack or to fuel up.

Look for the large bottle
near the fuel pumps.