Can I recycle that? Ask the Waste Wizard!
Where can I bring my recycling?
- Recycling and Redemption Center
- Drop off recycling locations are listed in the Otter Tail County Recycling Guide
What can I recycle?
- Ask the Waste Wizard!
- Acceptable recyclable materials are listed in the Otter Tail County Recycling Guide
We only have one Earth – and a limited amount of natural resources. Recycling conserves natural resources because less virgin materials are needed in the manufacturing process. Recycling saves energy because making items with recycled content generally requires less energy than extracting virgin materials. Recycling also saves water, as water is generally used in materials extraction and processing, and recycled materials need less processing than virgin materials.
Single Sort Recycling in Fergus Falls and Perham
Single sort curbside recycling began in Fall 2017 for Fergus Falls and Perham. For more information on single sort and how it works visit Single Sort Recycling.
Watch Murph Get Recycled at our MRF!
America Recycles Day – November 15th
Help us celebrate America Recycles Day 2018 by bringing your recycling to the Recycling Center in person! Anyone who brings in their recycling will get a prize for recycling! Bring your kids after school to get a fun t-shirt or other prize for being a super recycler!
You can also recycle old car seats for free on America Recycles Day at drop off sites around the county. Old car seats should not be sold or donated – recycle them instead! Recycle your car seat on Nov. 15th and get information on car seat safety.
Participating locations: 9 am – 7 pm
- Fergus Falls Recycling Center – 1115 North Tower Rd, Fergus Falls
- American Family Insurance – 119 Friberg Ave Ste A, Fergus Falls
- Pelican Rapids Police Department – 315 N Broadway, Pelican Rapids
- Perham Area EMS – 525 W Main St, Perham (drop off on 6th Ave SW)
Participating Locations: 9 am – 4 pm
- New York Mills County Offices – 118 North Main, New York Mills
- Parkers Prairie City Hall – 102 N Otter Ave, Parkers Prairie
- Good Shepherd Church – 703 Douglas Ave, Henning
Holiday Lights Recycling
Holiday string lights should not go in your garbage or your recycling bin! Bring your holiday lights to the Recycling Center in Fergus Falls year round, or to a participating location for a Holiday Lights Recycling special collection between Nov. 15th – Jan. 15th. Participating locations:
- Dalton: JC’s General Store
- Perham: Ace Hardware
- Vining: Big Foot Gas and Grocery and the Post Office
- Battle Lake: Everts Lumber
- Ottertail: Home Center and Hardware
- New York Mills: Hardware Hank
- Dent: C-Store
- Pelican Rapids: Strand Hardware
- Dunvilla: Lakeland General Store
- Vergas Hardware
- Henning: Henning Hardware and the Post Office