Recycling

Recycling Locations

Crow Wing County Landfill 15728 State Highway 210, Brainerd
City of Nisswa 25636 Main St, Nisswa -  (Nisswa Community Center)
Ideal Transfer Station 33503 W Island Lake

View Crow Wing County Recycling Locations in the interactive map here or a pdf file here

Recycling symbols on plastics do not mean they can be recycled. *The code number on the bottom of plastic packaging is often mistaken as a guide to the recyclability of the plastic. The code on the bottom is a “Resin Identification Code” that identifies the type of plastic that is used to produce the packaging. Not all types of plastic can be recycled. Please refer to the  "What can be recycled in Crow Wing County" flyer. 

For more information on what those "symbols with the numbers in them" mean please view this article and watch the short informational video. 

Recycling symbols do not mean an item can be recycled | kare11.com

Recycling At Crow Wing County Recycling Locations

These sites provide recycling containers for recyclable material generated by the residents of Crow Wing County. When the bins are full, they are hauled to a recycling center in the Minneapolis where the material is sorted.

Recycling Properly in Crow Wing County - Video

Residents are asked to flatten cardboard boxes, plastic containers, aluminum cans and metal cans in order to utilize as much space as possible in the bins.

Household Recycling Items Accepted:


white recycle


plastics yes and no


Click HERE to find a location that accepts plastic bags and films for recycling. 


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Used Oil Drop-off is a free service for Crow Wing County residents. Residents may dispose of antifreeze for a fee of $1 per gallon and oil filters for 50¢ each.

Oil Drop Locations

Baxter7926 Industrial Park Rd, Baxter (Maintenance Garage)
Brainerd23 Laurel St, Brainerd (Brainerd Fire Dept)
City of Crosby1 1st ST SE, Crosby (License Center)
Crosslake13870 Whipple Drive, Crosslake
Crow Wing County Landfill1315728 State Hwy 210, Brainerd
City of Garrison27068 Central St, Garrison (City Hall)
City of Nisswa25636 Main St, Nisswa (Community Center)
Emily20823 County Rd 1, Emily (Maintenance Garage)
Pequot Lakes4638 Main St, Pequot Lakes (City Offices)
Crow Wing Township6930 Cuyuna Ave, Brainerd (Town Hall)
Mission Township29474 County Rd 3, Merrifield (Town Hall)


Lead-Acid Batteries

Battery Storage Unit

Residents may dispose of lead-acid car and marine batteries free of charge at the Crow Wing County Landfill. Please keep batteries separate from other waste!