Helpful things to know about living in Red WingWhether you're new to Red Wing or a longtime resident, it's helpful to keep the following information handy.
Whether you're new to Red Wing or a longtime resident, it's helpful to keep the following information handy.
Red Wing residents can drop off their yard waste including grass clippings, leaves and weeds at the city's waste management facility on Bench Street during regular hours of operations.
Brush, branches, trees and wood chips also are accepted for a fee.
Under Red Wing's trash pickup system, residents must roll their trash in a city-issued refuse container to the curb for pickup. Containers must be at the curb by 6 a.m. and should be placed with the lid opening facing the street. Containers must be placed at least four feet from obstructions such as signs, light poles, snowbanks, vehicles and buildings so that the automatic pickup equipment can be used.
Lids on the containers should be closed and garbage must be bagged and tied to prevent it from littering the streets. Yard waste, construction and demolition debris and hazardous waste should not be disposed of in regular garbage.
Contact the city at 651-385-3658 for more information about pickup dates, routes and schedules. During holiday weeks, regular collection may be delayed one day.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
City crews pick up glass, aluminum, newspaper and more. Citizens are not required to use a city of Red Wing recycling bin, but crews look for containers marked recycling.
All recycling items must be sorted and placed out at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your designated recycling day. Recycling pickup coincides with the garbage pickup schedule. Call 651-385-3658 for more information.
Purchase your pet's license at the Humane Society, 1213 Brick Ave., 651-388-5286.
Don't let your dog bark incessantly. Under city ordinance, it is unlawful for the owner of any dog or cat to:
1. Fail to have the license tag issued by the Animal Control Agency firmly attached to a collar worn at all times by the licensed animal, or
2. Own or keep a dog or cat which is dangerous, or
3. Interfere with any peace officer, or other animal control agency in the performance of his or her duty
4. Fail to keep his or her dog from barking, howling or whining, or his or her cat from emitting loud or unusual noises.
Don't let your cat roam the neighborhood. City ordinance requires that cats, like dogs, be on a leash when outdoors.
315 W. Fourth St.
City Hall houses the offices of administration, city clerk, finance, employee services and information technology.
Here citizens can file for elective office and attend City Council meetings, which are held at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Community Development Building
419 Bush St.
Community Development Building houses the building, cashier, engineering and planning departments. You get building permits and pay utility bills here.
Housing and Redevelopment Authority
428 W. Fifth St.
The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority provides housing opportunities to elderly, disabled, handicapped and family households through a number of local, state and federal programs. In addition, the HRA provides community redevelopment programs to assist in the development of businesses and their properties in Red Wing as well as administering the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Rental Rehabilitation program for permanent rental property in Red Wing.
420 Plum St.
In addition to responding to emergencies, the office handles fire permits, does fire inspections and provides the city's ambulance service.
430 W. Sixth St.
Located in the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center, the Police Department shares space with the Sheriff's Office. The department handles public safety, crime prevention and community outreach programs.
229 Tyler Road N.
Public Works handles everything from recycling to burnt-out street light bulbs.
Also, call this office if you wish to reserve one of the picnic shelters.
Solid Waste Management Campus (Incinerator)
1873 Bench St.
This office handles residential and commercial refuse and recycling, roll-off dumpster rental, disposal of appliances, electronics, construction/demolition waste, and other waste disposal. If you have questions regarding recycling or waste collection, call the office.
433 W. Third St.
651-388-8700 or 800-899-5759
The Sheldon was among the nation's first municipally owned theaters. Live events are scheduled virtually every weekend. Performers range from local talents to national performers.
225 East Ave.
Red Wing Public Library's extensive collection includes printed, audio and video materials. The library also can request items from other libraries. The library has computers with Internet access and WiFi for laptop owners.
Ebooks have become a growing part of library operations.