Garbage & Recycling
- Garbage Collection
The City has organized weekly garbage collection. The City contract is with a consortium of five companies, each assigned to a specific territory. This program only covers single family homes through four unit townhouses. Owners of larger residential complexes and commercial buildings are required to contract directly with a service provider for garbage and recycling services.
- Single Sort Recycling
A recycling cart is provided to all homeowners. Recyclable materials may be placed into the cart without sorting. If your cart becomes damaged or lost, please contact the Utility Billing Department for a replacement at (763) 421-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To make recycling easier for the hauler, please separate non-recyclable elements from the core item in order to produce a high quality product.
Recycling is collected the same day of the week as your refuse; however, it is collected every other week. Recycling calendar's are available via the City's Utility Billing Department or visit the links below to view the appropriate calendar.
- Sign Up for Service
Please contact the Utility Billing Department to sign up for service at (763) 421-8100 or email@example.com
- Garbage Billing (the month following service)
The following rates include Recycling, Yard Waste Drop-off Site, Hennepin County Service Fee and State Solid Waste Management Fee:
2014 Rates (Rates are amended annually at the first of the year)
• Large Cart (Approximately 90 gallons) - $25.04
• Medium Cart (Approximately 60 gallons) - $20.93
• Small Cart (Approximately 30-gallons) - $16.81
Cart sizes vary by vendor and date of issue as the market trends change over time. This is why an approximate size is given for the three categories of cart sizes.
- Cart Storage
Recycling and refuse containers must be properly stored in accordance with City Code Chapter 46-Solid Waste, Section 46-21(c).
Carts may be stored inside, in the side yard or the back yard without screening. They may not be stored in the front yard.
View sample drawings of cart placement options:
- ORGANICS RECYCLING
Hennepin County residents and small businesses can drop off organics for recycling at the Hennepin County Recycling Center in Brooklyn Park.
Organics can be dropped off Tuesday through Friday. Organics must be in BPI-certified compostable bags, and there is a limit of five bags per person per day.
The organics drop off is a great option for event planners using the county’s portable recycling unit loan program. Through the program, event organizers can add recycling and organics collection to their events by borrowing up to 40 units for container (cans and bottles) recycling and up to 20 units for organics recycling. Events using the Portable Recycling Units can arrange to drop off more than five bags of organics. For more information contact Nancy Lo at 612-348-9195.
- Hennepin County Recycling Center | (612) 348-3777
The Hennepin County Recycling Center, located in Brooklyn Park, accepts a household hazardous waste, electronics and oversized items. The Hennepin County website has an A to Z How-To-Get-Rid-of-It Guide that lists opportunities for disposal, recycling and re-use of different items.