Solid Waste Planning

Goodhue County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan

The Goodhue County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan was last revised in 2016, and is updated every ten years.  This plan outlines policies and programs to manage solid waste in Goodhue County.  It provides a detailed description of programs and facilities that are available to manage all kinds of waste, and outlines informational programs to reduce and reuse waste.  Plan updates and revisions are approved by the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners and the MPCA.
Goodhue County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (PDF)

Solid Waste Designation Plan

The Goodhue County Solid Waste Designation Plan helps support and implement the goals outlined in the 2016 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.  It outlines a need and process for the County to direct all mixed municipal solid waste to the City of Red Wing's Resource Recovery Facility.  The Solid Waste Designation Plan was approved by the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners and the MPCA.                                               Goodhue County Solid Waste Designation Plan (PDF)

Solid Waste Designation Ordinance

Before adopting a Solid Waste Designation Ordinance, Goodhue County must first execute an agreement with the City of Red Wing.  The County must then negotiate with Solid Waste Transporters in Goodhue County.  These processes are still in discussion and planning stages.