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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.                            

Acceptable recyclable plasticsPicture of paper recycling

Recyclable carton itemsrecyclable glass itemsPicture of scrap metal recyclables

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.

Holiday collection

There is no recycling collection on:

  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your service will be delayed by one day.

Missed collection

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.

Cart service

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.

Hennepin County Recycling and Transfer Station

8100 Jefferson Highway N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
View map and directions to Hennepin County Recycling and Transfer Station

Visit the Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities webpage


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

Phone and email

Email Hennepin County Environmental Services

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