Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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. Upon request, damaged and lost carts will be replaced at no charge. Residents with a temporary or permanent disability can request walk-up service.
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 and scrap metal
For a detailed list of what you can recycle, check our Recycling Guide. All recyclable items should be placed loosely in the cart. 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.
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.
See which day your recycling gets collected
View the Recycling Calendar
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 Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving 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 by noon the next business day to report it was missed.
Contact Recycling Services:
To get a cart, replace a broken cart or if you want an extra 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 Drop Off Center, located in Brooklyn Park, will take regular recycling and many items that cannot be put in the curbside cart.