Waste and Recycling
Recycle electronics, appliances, mattresses, and more in 2018 at drop-off events with free and reduced prices (also includes free paper shredding)! Reduced wait times at our new location! These events will all be hosted at Green Lights Recycling, 1525 99th Lane NE in Blaine, MN, on:
July 14, 9 am-12 pm
September 8, 9 am-12 pm
November 10, 9 am-12 pm
Curbside Recycling: What You Need to Know
Click Here for a List of What Can Go in Your Curbside Recycling
Click Here for a Map to Determine Your Recycling Zone and Day or search for your address online in Property Information Search. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at (763) 572-3594.
You can also get text message reminders on your recycling week (standard data rates apply):
For residents in the grey recycling zone, text grey to 292929
For residents in the blue recycling zone, text blue to 292929
Free Upgrade to Larger 96 Gallon Recycling Carts
If you need additional space for cardboard or other recycling, call the City Recycling provider Republic (formerly Allied) Services to request your free upgrade to a larger recycling cart at 952-941-5174. The larger cart is not much bigger at the base, just a bit taller. Many households that increase their recycling bin can request a smaller garbage bin from their waste hauler, resulting in increased savings on your waste bill!
Additional Information about Curbside Recycling
- You do not need to sort recycling, all recyclable items can go in the cart.
- Place recycling loose in the cart, items contained in tied off plastic bags might get thrown out.
- Ensure that recyclables are clean, empty and dry so that they don't contaminate other items in the recycling truck. Contaminated loads get sent to the trash.
- Don't put plastic bags into the recycling cart .Check your local grocery store - many collect plastic bags for recycling.
Other Recycling Options
- For additional information, visit Anoka County Recycling and Resource Solutions for comprehensive recycling information for bulky items, household hazardous waste, and other hard to dispose of items. You can also find information about recycling reusable items, batteries and plastic bags.
- For additional options paper shredding in-between city events, Fridley has First Shred, local fee-based business for secure paper shredding. Other businesses may also be available near Fridley. A couple of times per year, U.S. Federal Credit Union of Fridley has free paper shredding events. Other paper shredding info may be found here courtesy of Anoka County.
Need to set up garbage and yard waste pick-up service? Contact a licensed garbage hauler to set up service. Weekly garbage service is required by code.
Yard waste is a separate service contracted for with your garbage company and is optional because residents could also take yard waste to the Bunker Hills Compost site in Coon Rapids or practice at-home composting to create a reusable product for flower beds and vegetable gardens! The City does not pick up yard waste or Christmas trees.
Hosting Night to Unite? Click here to find out how register as a "Green" block party and receive 50 sets of free compostable plates, cups, and flatware in addition to recycling and compost collection containers for your event.