Single Sort Recycling

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What goes in the cart?

All acceptable recycling items for Otter Tail County can go in the recycling cart. View the Otter Tail County Recycling Guide for accepted items, or use the Otter Tail County Waste Wizard to find out what is recyclable.


Until recently, all recycling in Otter Tail County was source separated, an industry term for having all of your materials sorted prior to pick up or drop off. Single sort, or sometimes single stream, recycling refers to recycling that can all go together and does not need to be sorted. Thanks to a MPCA Environmental Assistance grant, the cities of Fergus Falls and Perham began single sort curbside recycling pickup in Fall of 2017. The grant allowed the purchase of new 95 gallon recycling carts for both cities. Single sort recycling has dramatically improved recycling participation and increased the percentage of recyclables being collected in both communities.

Single Sort in Small Towns Grant Final Report

Watch and learn how to use your Single Sort Cart, courtesy of Amor 4-H!

Perham Single Sort

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