The City of Minnetonka contracts with Republic (formerly Allied Waste) to provide recycling services to residents. For more information or questions about the program, contact Republic at 952-941-5174 or learn more at www.republicservices.com.
When is recycling collected?
Recycling is collected every two weeks. Your collection day is based on your location related to I-494—if you live west of I-494, collection is on Mondays; for those east of I-494, collection is on Tuesdays.
2018 Recycling Calendar (pdf)
Recycling should be out by 6:30 a.m. on collection day. Place your recycling cart and garbage cart on opposite sides of your driveway—at least 3 feet apart from each other and other objects. Only items in your cart will be collected; drivers will not pick up any items laying on the ground. Bring additional or large items, such as cardboard boxes, to the Recycling Drop-Off Center at Public Works.
What 2018 holidays affect recycling?
Four holidays will delay recycling collection, and only for residents whose service dates fall in the week with that holiday.
New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2018
If Jan. 1 is in the week of your recycling date, then collection is Jan. 2 (west of I-494) and Jan. 3 (east of I-494)
Memorial Day, May 28, 2018
If May 28 is in the week of your recycling date, then collection is May 29 (west of I-494) and May 30 (east of I-494).
Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018
If Sept. 3 is in the week of your collection date, then collection is Sept. 4 (west of I-494) and Sept. 5 (east of I-494).
Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2018
If Dec. 25 is in the week of your collection date, then collection is Dec. 26 (east of I-494).
How should I store my recycling container?
Some people choose to keep recycling and garbage containers outside because of limited garage space. City ordinances require all trash and recycling bins to be stored out of public view, either inside a garage or behind a screened enclosure, except for the evening before and the day of trash/recycling collection.
How do I request a larger or smaller cart, or a replacement cart? What if my cart was missed on its scheduled day
Call Republic at 952-941-5174 to request a larger, smaller or replacement cart, or to let them know if your cart was missed.
What if I can’t fit everything in my cart?
Only items in your cart will be collected; drivers will not pick up any items laying on the ground. Bring additional or large items, such as cardboard boxes, to the Recycling Drop-Off Center at Public Works.
What can be recycled?
Each recycling cart contains a list of acceptable and unacceptable items printed on the lid for easy reference. This list is also available below.
All acceptable items must be placed inside the cart. With automated collection vehicles, nothing set out along the cart will be picked up.
Yes! Recycle these items!
- Newspaper and newspaper inserts
- Magazines and catalogs
- All junk mail and envelopes
- Cardboard (flatten the boxes)
- Office and school papers (all colors)
- Phone books
- Cereal and cracker-type boxes
- Brown paper sacks/bags
- Aluminum, steel and tin cans
- Glass bottles and jars
- Plastics: #1–7—bottles, cups, food containers, tubs, bowls
- Yogurt cups and butter/whip cream tubs
- Plastic milk jugs and paper milk cartons
- Juice boxes and other paper cartons
No! Do not recycle these items!
- No garbage
- No food waste
- No food tainted items (used paper plates, paper towels or paper napkins)
- No pizza boxes
- No egg cartons
- No wax-coated cartons
- No ice-cream cartons
- No aluminum foil
- No Styrofoam (like cups/plates and packaging)
- No aerosol cans, propane tanks or helium tanks
- No batteries
- No plastic bags (from retailers)
- No bubble wrap/inflated packaging
What do I pay for recycling?
In 2018, every household pays $4.15 per month for recycling, billed on the utility/water bill.