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What is Included in Your Trash Fees

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Curbside Collection

  • Place cart curbside after 5 p.m. the evening before your assigned collection day or before 6 a.m. on collection day.
  • Do not place leaves, plants, grass or branches in the trash. It is against Minnesota state law. How to dispose of yard waste.
  • Place at the end of your driveway or at the curb. Leave at least three (3) feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, fences and between carts.
  • If it has just snowed and your street hasn’t been plowed, you must clear a space to ensure your carts are safely off the road. Any citizen is permitted to move a cart that is blocking the flow of traffic.
  • Cart lid must be completely closed with the opening toward the street.
  • Place additional bags beside the cart. You will be billed $1.50 per bag.
  • Be sure to put your carts away promptly after collection. City ordinance requires storage of your carts out of public sight.

By following these simple instructions, your trash and recycling carts can be mechanically lifted, emptied and replaced without the driver leaving the truck. This reduces safety hazards and traffic congestion.


  • Recycling is collected curbside every other week on your assigned trash day
  • Your recyclables must fit inside your recycling cart. Contact WM at (952)890-1100 to request a larger or additional cart.

Yard Waste

Yard Waste, including grass clippings, leaves and small branches is collected curbside by Waste Management from May 1st thru November 30th, weather permitting.

Instructions from Waste Management

  • Use only compostable paper or plastic bags, if bagging your grass and leaves, or place yard waste in a WM cart*.
  • You may also use your own plastic container, marked "Yard Waste". Labels are available at City Hall.
  • No dirt, sod, rocks or gravel.
  • No trash, flower pots or lawn ornaments.
  • Tree branches and brush must be bundled, no larger than 4' x 2' and under 35 pounds. Place curbside.

* Note: Carts are available for a fee.

Bulky Items

Before you throw your bulky item away, check out some ways your can share items that are still useable to others. There are people all around the Twin Cities looking for furniture, windows, doors, large toys, and other useful items. For donation information, Reduce through Reuse.

Call Waste Management for pick-up (952) 890-1100.

When you place your trash cart at the curb, any item that is too large to fit inside the cart, or a garbage bag, is considered a bulky item. You must call Waste Management to arrange for curbside collection of all bulky items.

A yearly limit of two bulky items per residence is provided at no additional charge. Additional items will be collected for an additional $15 per item.

Examples of bulky items:

  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Carpet
    • Place at curb on regularly assigned day
    • Cut into 4 foot sections, roll and bundle. Weight limit of 35 pounds per roll.
  • Furniture
  • Windows and Doors
  • Christmas Trees
    • Cut tree in half, if over 7 feet
    • Place curbside on your regularly scheduled trash day during the first two full weeks of January.


Electronics, including televisions, computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals (mouse, keyboards, cables, printers, scanners. speakers. etc.), cell phones, hand-held devices. photocopiers. fax machines, stereos, VCRs, and DVD recorders and players.

Curbside limit of 4 electronic items per residence per year is provided at no additional charge. Additional collection can be arranged with Waste Management directly.

Call Waste Management for pick-up (952) 890-1100.

Household Appliances

If your appliance is in working order, there are other options for disposal through reuse. Click on this link to be redirected to a new page and find more ways you can share or sell all kinds of things your household no longer needs.

If your item is not in usable condition, call Waste Management for pick-up (952) 890-1100 to arrange for collection.

Household appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washers and dryers, air conditioners trash compactors, microwave ovens, stoves, furnaces, pool heaters, dehumidifiers and water heaters.

Curbside limit of 3 appliances per residence per year is provided at no additional charge. Additional collection can be arranged with Waste Management directly.

For more recycling and disposal options, call Washington County Public Health at (651) 430-6655or download a copy of the County's guide from Going Green 2019.