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The City has recently switched to single-sort recycling. See the information below regarding acceptable items and pick-up schedules.
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- Hennepin County A - Z Recycling Guide
|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.
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.
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 Allied Waste at 952-941-5174.
The City has contracted with Allied Waste 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 service charges are included in your water/utility bills.
Quarterly fees for 2013 are:
- Single family and duplexes - $5.25
- Multi-family of 3 to 8 units - $5.25
Following is Allied Waste's holiday schedule for 2013.
Recycling collection will be delayed one day for the rest of the week after the following holidays:
- Memorial Day, May 28, 2013
- Independence Day, July 4, 2013
- Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013
- Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 28, 2013
- Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2013
- New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, contact Solvei Wilmot, Recycling Coordinator, at 952-826-0463.
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.
Under state law, a city with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and salaries of its three highest-paid employees. As of Jan. 1, 2013, those positions in Edina are City Manager, $156,043; Police Chief, $129,958; and Director of Engineering, $129,958.