City of La Crescent 2021 Recycling Calendar

Refuse & Recycling Pickup


Refuse is collected each Wednesday by Hilltopper Refuse & Recycling Service, Inc. You do not need to contact anyone to begin service. Simply purchase specially marked “City of La Crescent” bags and place them on the curb/alley for pick up. Bags may be purchased at City Hall, Quillins, both Kwik Trip stores and Pump 4 Less.  As of May 1, 2018 garbage bag price will be $28.00 per bag of 10.

The City has an extensive recycling program, which reduces the number of bags you purchase.

You May Recycle:

  • paper and cardboard
  • glass and plastic #1 & #2
  • metal
  • wires (Christmas lights, extension cords, and power cords)

bigstock_Keeping_The_EnviroRecycling Center

Operated by Houston County

2021 Houston County Recycler

(507) 725-5800, located behind the former Commodore Club and Current Flea Market.

This area is for depositing large household items, electronic items, metal items and tires DROP OFF SITE COSTS. They also buy aluminum cans at competitive prices. Clothing/textiles and demolition/remodeling materials may be dropped off for a fee DROP OFF SITE COSTS. Located at 160 South 3rd Street; take Chestnut Street to south side of the former Commodore Club; take F Street across the railroad tracks to site.

Recycling Center, Hours

  • Thursday’s 10AM – 6PM (year around)
  • Saturday’s 8AM – 3PM (year around)
  • Closed if a Holiday falls on the day of the week scheduled to be open

2021 Hazardous Waste collections:

Saturday, May 22nd – Houston Recycling Center (9 am – 1 pm)

Saturday, August 14th – La Crescent Recycling Center (9 am – 1 pm)

Fluorescent and HID bulb collection:

The 2021 Houston County Fluorescent Bulb Collection is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021 at all Houston County Drop Sites from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Compost Site

(507) 895-2595, located just past Classic Rock

This area is for depositing trees, leaves and grass and is staffed by the City of La Crescent. You may be asked to provide proof of residency so please bring some type of document with you that includes your current address. Remember, compost is great for your gardens and it’s free for the taking. Location: East of Highway 14/61 at Chestnut Street turn left and then right, cross the railroad tracks and follow the road to the compost site.

Summer Hours

  • Mondays 2PM – 7PM (begins first Monday in April)
  • Saturdays 8AM – 3PM

Fall Hours

  • Mondays 2PM – 7PM
  • Thursdays 2PM – 7PM
  • Saturdays 8AM – 3PM
  • First Thursday in October thru the last Thursday in November

Winter Hours

  • Saturdays 8AM – 3PM (begins first Saturday in December)
  • Closed if a Holiday falls on the day of the week scheduled to be open

According to Hilltopper’s Refuse, garbage pick-up will be delayed by one day for City residents on the following 2021 holidays:

  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 31st
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 6th

Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, and Columbus Day are not holidays for Hilltopper’s employees. Garbage pick-up day will remain the same for the City residents during the week of Thanksgiving.