Recycling

The City has recently switched to single-sort recycling. See the information below regarding acceptable items and pick-up schedules.

 

Recyclable Materials:

Accepted Items Items Not Accepted
Newspaper and newspaper inserts No garbage
Magazines and catalogs No food waste
All junk mail and envelopes No food-tainted items (e.g. paper plates)
Cardboard (broken-down boxes) No paper towels or napkins
Office and school paper (all colors) No pizza boxes
Phone books No egg cartons
Cereal and cracker-type boxes No wax-coated cartons
Brown paper sacks/bags No ice cream cartons
Aluminum, steel and tin cans No aluminum foil
Glass bottles and jars No styrofoam cups, plates or packaging
Plastics No. 1-7 No aerosol cans, propane tanks or helium tanks
Plastic food containers, tubs and bowls No batteries
Yogurt cups and margarine/whip cream tubs  
Plastic milk jugs and paper milk cartons  
Bagged plastic retail bags  
Juice boxes and other paper cartons  

 

Download a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials for recycling.

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Preparation of Recyclables and pick-up schedule

No sorting needed! Place all your recyclable materials in one cart.

Recycling is picked up bi-weekly. Depending on your address, you have been assigned to either a blue week or a gray week.

View the map for residential recycling pick-up to determine your pick-up week.

Download the schedule for blue week pick-up.

Download the schedule for gray week pick up.

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Recycling Container

A recycling container has been provided for each dwelling. If you move, please leave the container for the next resident. If you need a container, call Republic Services at 952-941-5174.

 

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Recycling Service Contract & Costs

The City has contracted with Republic Services for City-wide bi-weekly pickup of recyclables from all single-family, townhouses and multi-family homes of eight units or less.

A portion of Edina's recycling costs are subsidized from state taxes passed through Hennepin County. The remainder of the cost is paid by residents as a recycling service charge on city utility bills.

Recycling Rates

Recycling service charges are included in your water/utility bills.

Quarterly fees for 2014 are:

  • Single family and duplexes - $5.25
  • Multi-family of 3 to 8 units - $5.25

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Holiday Schedule

Following is Republic Services' holiday schedule for 2014.

Recycling collection will be delayed one day for the rest of the week after the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day, May 26, 2014
  • Independence Day, July 4, 2014
  • Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014
  • Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 27, 2014
  • Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2014
  • New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2015

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Hazardous Materials

If you have questions about disposing of problem waste such as paint, propane gas tanks or florescent light bulbs, click here to visit Hennepin County Environmental Services.

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Electronics Recycling

Electronics recycling has never been easier or more important. Most electronics contain toxic metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium. If any of these contaminants get into our rivers, streams or lakes, they can harm our health and damage the environment.

Hennepin County takes electronics free of charge, year-round, from residents at drop-off facilities in Brooklyn Park and Bloomington.

  • South Hennepin Recycling and Problem Waste Drop-Off Center
    1400 W. 96th St., Bloomington
  • Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station
    8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park

The facilities are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Electronics accepted include TVs, computers (CPUs monitors, laptops), computer peripherals (keyboards, printers, etc...), VCRs, DVD players, stereos and more. Some quantity limits apply. These items are accepted from households only. Electronics from businesses are not accepted at the facilities.

For more information on electronics recycling, call Hennepin County at 612-348-3777.

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Apartment & Condominium Recycling Programs

Owners and managers of apartment and condominium buildings have made private arrangements for recycling of newspaper, glass, cans, plastic bottles and corrugated cardboard. In some instances, additional materials may also be recycled. Residents of these buildings should check with building managers for details.

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Take the Great Hennepin County Recycle Half Challenge

Could you recycle half of all your waste? Hennepin County residents, businesses and organizations create enough waste each year to fill Target Field 11 times, but only 38 percent of that waste is recycled. Help us reach our goal of recycling half of all the waste produced in Hennepin County by 2015. To help you get to half, we’ve made recycling easier, and you can now recycle more of what you buy, including plastic cups and containers (like cottage cheese containers, yogurt cups and party cups) as well as milk, juice and broth cartons.

Ready to take the challenge? Visit www.RecycleHalf.com to sign up for the Great Hennepin County Recycle Half Challenge. You can also watch a "recycling intervention," test your recycling knowledge, challenge your friends, and learn more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle at home, work and play. 

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Choose to Reuse

Hennepin county residents and businesses generate more than 1 million tons of trash each year – enough to fill Target Field more than 11 times! By donating your used clothing and household items and shopping at local reuse retailers, you can save money, get great stuff and support local businesses, all while reducing your environmental footprint. Hennepin County’s Choose to Reuse directory can help you find the perfect reuse opportunity – just visit the directory and search by item, location or retailer type (such as “donation,” “used” or “repair”). Looking for reuse opportunities on the go? No problem! Just visit the site on your mobile device for a mobile-optimized version.  

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For more information, contact Solvei Wilmot, Recycling Coordinator, at 952-826-0463.

Health Division

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424

Mail@EdinaMN.gov
952-826-0370

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For Sale: Rain barrels and compost bins!

Recycling Association of Minnesota has rain barrel and compost bins for sale. Visit recycleminnesota.org for pre-order information and pick up locations.

2014 sale dates & locations:
    
April 25: City of Roseville
April 26: City of Minneapolis
May 3 & 5: City of St. Louis Park
May 16: City of Mankato
May 23: City of St. Cloud
May 31: City of St. Paul
June 14: City of Coon Rapids
 

COMPOST BINS $55: Composting is a great way to inexpensively create nutrient rich fertilizer for gardens or landscaping by recycling much of your kitchen and yard waste.   

RAIN BARRELS $69: With many cities enforcing watering bans, rain water can be applied anytime and is naturally soft, devoid of minerals, chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals making it great for plants, lawns and gardens.

 

 

© 2014 City Of Edina, Minnesota