Residential recycling

Recycling is an easy and convenient way to reduce waste and protect the environment. Cities and property managers are required to offer residents the opportunity to recycle.

What you can recycle

See our recycling guide (PDF) for a list of materials accepted in recycling programs throughout Hennepin County.

For the most accurate information about pick-up days and accepted materials in your community, start by contacting your city recycling coordinator or waste hauler.

Helpful resources

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City recycling contacts

Your city recycling coordinator is your point person for information about recycling, trash disposal and special clean ups in your city.

City recycling coordinators

City Phone number
Bloomington 952-563-4659
Brooklyn Center 763-493-8007
Brooklyn Park 763-493-8006
Champlin 763-421-8100
Chanhassen 952-361-1800
Corcoran 763-420-2288
Crystal 763-493-8006
Dayton 763-421-1791
Deephaven 952-890-1100
Eden Prairie 952-949-8330
Edina 952-826-0463
Excelsior 952-474-5233
Golden Valley 763-593-8030
Greenfield 763-477-6464
Greenwood 952-358-9935
Hanover 763-972-3335
Hopkins 952-939-1382
Independence 763-479-0527
Long Lake 952-473-6961
Loretto 763-479-4305
Maple Grove 763-494-6365
Maple Plain 763-479-3335
Medina 763-473-4643
Medicine Lake 763-542-9701
Minneapolis 612-673-2917
Minnetonka 952-988-8414
Minnetonka Beach 952-941-5174
Minnetrista 952-446-1660
Mound 952-472-0603
New Hope 763-493-8006
Orono 952-249-4600
Osseo 763-425-2624
Plymouth 763-509-5906
Richfield 612-861-9366
Robbinsdale 763-537-4534
Rockford (PDF) 763-477-6565
Rogers 763-428-2253
St. Anthony 763-784-8349
St. Bonifacius 952-446-1061
St. Louis Park 952-924-2562
Shorewood 952-960-7900
Spring Park 952-471-9051
Tonka Bay 952-474-7994
Wayzata 763-404-5366
Woodland 952-474-4755

 

If you need information for a community outside of Hennepin County, visit RethinkRecycling.com.

City cleanup events

Many cities offer cleanup events or special pick-up service for residents to properly dispose of common, hard-to-get-rid-of household items such as appliances, electronics, furniture and more. Check with your city for details on accepted items, possible fees, times and locations before the clean-up event.

Event information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Upcoming events

Golden Valley

Maple Grove

Minnetonka

St. Louis Park

Tonka Bay

  • Fall event – check back for more information

No events currently scheduled

  • Minneapolis
  • Richfield
  • Robbinsdale
  • Woodland

Past cleanup events (2018)

Bloomington

  • Curbside collection was held Saturdays in April and May

Brooklyn Park (with Brooklyn Center, Crystal and new Hope)

  • Drop-off: Saturday, April 28, at the Brooklyn Park Operations and Maintenance Facility, 8300 Noble Avenue North

Champlin

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 19, Champlin Cinema 14, 1150 Theatre Drive
  • Curbside appliance pick-up Monday, May 21

Dayton

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 5, Dayton City Hall, 12260 Diamond Lake Road South

Deephaven

  • Drop-off for disposable items: Saturday, May 12, City Hall
  • Curbside pick-up for yard and tree waste and compostable waste: Saturday, May 13
  • Curbside pick-up for large electronics and appliances: Monday, May 14

Eden Prairie

Greenfield

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 5, Buffalo Bituminous Pit on Greenfield Road

Greenwood

Hanover

  • Saturday, May 19

Hopkins

  • Drop-off: Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 at the Public Works Building, 11100 Excelsior Boulevard

Independence (with Maple Plain)

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 5, 1920 County Road 90 in Independence

Long Lake (with Minnetonka Beach and Orono)

  • Drop-off: Saturday, April 28, Orono Public Works Building, 2700 Kelley Parkway

Loretto

  • Curbside leaf and grass collection: Tuesday, May 8
  • Curbside pickup: Tuesday, May 22

Maple Grove

  • Curbside: Monday, April 30
  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 5, Maple Grove Public Works Facility, 9030 Forestview Lane

Medicine Lake

  • Saturday, April 28

Medina

  • Drop-off: Saturday, April 28, Medina Public Works/Police Facility, 600 Clydesdale Trail

Minnetonka

  • Drop-off: Saturday, June 2, Minnetonka Public Works, 11522 Minnetonka Boulevard

Minnetrista (with Mound)

Osseo

Plymouth

Rockford

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 5, Rockford Public Works Facility, 6551 Utility Drive

Rogers

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 19, Rogers Public Works Building, 22350 South Diamond Lake Road

Shorewood

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 19, Shorewood Public Works Facility, 24200 Smithtown Road

St. Anthony

St. Bonifacius

  • Drop-off: Saturday, May 5

St. Louis Park

  • Drop-off: Saturday, June 9, St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford Street

Wayzata

For apartment, condo and townhouse residents

Property owners are required to provide residents with the opportunity to recycle. Contact your building manager or association to find out where recycling bins are located and what type of sorting system is used at your property. Call your city recycling coordinator if this service is not available.

Contact your building manager or association to find out where recycling bins are located and what type of sorting system is used at your property. 

Call your city recycling coordinator if this service is not available.

Learn about the assistance and resources available from Hennepin County

Support and get involved

Volunteer to promote recycling

Show your commitment to the environment by becoming a master recycler/composter volunteer. After completing training and education, master recyclers work in their communities to inspire others to reduce waste. Learn more about the master recycler/composter program.

If your organization needs help with a recycling program, you can request a master recycler/composter volunteer. To receive these resources, email the master recycler/composter program coordinator, Carolyn Collopy, at carolyn.collopy@hennepin.us.

Support businesses that recycle

The county recognizes businesses for their efforts to recycle, donate leftover edible food to food rescue agencies, or divert organic waste to composting or animal feed. Participating businesses are added to the county's online directory and receive decals, displays and table tents to communicate to customers their commitment to the environment. Learn more about the Environmental Partners program.

Stay informed

Connect with Hennepin Environment on Facebook and @hennepinenviro on Twitter.  

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