About recycling services
The city contracts with one company (currently Waste Management) to provide curbside recycling. The fees for recycling services are paid by property owners through their utility bill.
Curbside collection cart
Recycling carts are available in three sizes: 35, 64 or 96 gallons. To get a bigger or smaller cart, a second cart or request repairs call 763-493-8006. Residents with a temporary or permanent disability can request walk-up service. There is no charge for these requests.
What can be recycled?
Plastic:bottles, jugs, cups, containers (leave lids on)
Paper: mail, magazines, newspaper, boxes, cardboard, cereal and cracker boxes
Cartons: milk cartons, soup cartons, juice boxes
Glass: bottles and jars
Metal: food and beverage cans; scrap metal less than 10 pounds and shorter than 18 inches in all directions. No wire or rods.
All recyclable items should be placed loosely in the cart (do not use plastic bags). If your cart is full, you can put extra recyclables in paper bags and place them next to your cart at the curb on your pick-up day. For a detailed list of what you can recycle, check our Recycling List. Don't see your item on the list? View our Recycling Guide with information on how to deal with other items.
When is household recycling collected?
Your cart must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your recycling day and will be picked up no later than 6:30 p.m. Route schedules can change due to weather, road work, mechanical repairs etc.
Recycling is collected every other week.
Use our interactive map to find the day of the week your recycling gets collected
View the Calendar to see which week your recycling is collected
When is apartment recycling collected?
Apartment recycling is collected weekly. Residents must bring their recyclables to their apartment’s waste enclosure.
There is no recycling collection on:
New Year’s Day
If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your service will be delayed by one day.
If your recycling cart was out by 6:30 a.m. on your pick-up day but was not collected by 6:30 p.m. call Recycling Services at 763-493-8006 by noon the next business day to report it was missed and schedule a pickup. Leave a message if calling after hours.
Contact recycling services at 763-493-8006:
To get a cart, get a second cart, or replace a broken cart
To request walk-up service (if you are disabled or unable to get your cart to the curb)
To have a recycling calendar or recycling guide mailed to you
Where else can I take recycling?
The Hennepin County Recycling and Transfer Station, will take regular recycling and many items that cannot be put in the curbside cart. Items typically cannot be mixed.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no organics drop off)
Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays