Recycling and Sustainability
The Recycling Center is operating on a reduced schedule.
We Service ANOKA COUNTY residents only.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Large loads and business call for an appointment time
*Self-serve paper shredding*
COVID-19 update: Beginning November 10th, paper shredding will be pulled for the winter season. Covid cases are on the rise which places a greater risk to our community and staff. We apologize for this inconvenience, and will monitor the situation closely. We are currently looking into our mobile events and will post 2021 schedule within the next couple of weeks.
Requests: When dropping off a mattress, please stack them the tall way, and neatly pack them as tight as you can to save space.
*Masks are appreciated
*Credit card payment preferred; checks and exact change if needed
*Please practice Social Distancing
Please prep your material prior to coming in. Tape and stickers MUST be removed on styrofoam before dropping off. Please see updates on specific materials on each item page before you arrive.
City staff has the authority to make adjustments as necessary to ensure the safety of staff and residents.
If you use the organics program, please know we will continue to leave the bin outside of our facility gate for easy access. Please use social distancing measures and respect others in front of you when dropping off your materials. Thank you!
About the Recycling Program
The Recycling Division is actively involved in recycling as mandated by the state’s Select Committee on Recycling and Environment (SCORE). This program is unique in that it is city operated, but funded from a State SCORE grant. Our focus is on residential and small business recycling and our programs are set up to help each with every aspect of recycling and waste reduction.
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You may see some changes to the layout of the Recycling Center. We are adding parking spaces, additional signage, and removing trees to prepare for some site improvements that will take place in 2021. Please use caution while driving through the site.
Look for the walk-up pay window on the main building to pay.