The City of Edina participates in single-sort recycling, meaning residents can put paper, aluminum, certain plastics and glass in a single bin rather than having to sort them into individual bins.
- All junk mail and envelopes
- Aluminum, steel, and tin cans
- Brown paper sacks/bags
- Cardboard (broken-down boxes)
- Cereal and cracker-type boxes
- Glass bottles and jars
- Juice boxes and other paper cartons
- Magazines and catalogs
- Newspaper and newspaper inserts
- Office and school paper (all colors)
- Phone books
- Plastic milk jugs and paper milk cartons
- Plastics Numbers 1, 2 and 5 but no black plastic
- Yogurt cups and margarine/whip cream tubs
Items Not Accepted
- Aerosol cans, propane tanks or helium tanks
- Aluminum foil
- Egg cartons
- Electrical cords
- Food waste
- Food-tainted items (e.g. paper plates)
- Holiday lights
- Ice cream cartons
- Paper towels or napkins
- Pizza boxes
- Plastic retail bags
- Styrofoam cups, plates or packaging
- Wax-coated cartons
- Shredded paper (must be put in trash)
If you have questions about disposing of problem waste such as paint, propane gas tanks, or florescent light bulbs, check Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide.
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.
Clean and dry your recyclable materials before placing in your blue cart.
Cardboard should be cut to size to fit into the recycling cart. Do not stuff or jam it into the cart as it might not empty when the mechanical arm tips the cart into the truck. If you have more cardboard than will fit in your cart, submit an extra recycling request to [email protected]. (Extra cardboard also must be cut to fit into a recycling cart.)
Recycling is picked up biweekly. Set carts out at curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Depending on your address, you have been assigned to either a blue week or a gray week.
- Interactive Online Map - Click your home area or enter your address to see your assigned week, pickup day and calendar for recycling and organics recycling.
- PDF Map - Map shows which areas are blue or gray. You will then need to view or download the correct calendar below.
Check your blue or gray week recycling calendar for holidays. Pickups will be delayed one day for the rest of the week after the observed holidays.
The standard-issued recycling carts are 65 gallons.
You can request to upgrade to a 95 gallon cart instead or to get a second 65 gallon cart at no additional cost. Request this change by calling 952-941-5174.
Recycling service charges are included in your water/utility bills.
Fees for 2023 are:
- Single family, duplexes and multifamily of 3 to 8 units - $13.20 per quarter.
Recycling Service Contract & Costs
The City has contracted with Republic Services for Citywide biweekly 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.
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, contact the Edina Public Health Division at 952-826-0370.
There is no curbside pickup or drop-off site for recycling electronics in Edina.
However, it's never been easier or more important to properly dispose of electronics. 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 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, MN
- Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station
8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park, MN
- Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Electronics accepted include:
- Computer peripherals (keyboards, printers, etc.)
- Computers (CPUs monitors, laptops)
- Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) players
- Televisions (TVs)
- Videocassette Recorders (VCRs)
Some quantity limits apply. These items are accepted from households only. Electronics from businesses are not accepted at the facilities. There is a $10 charge for TVs, computer monitors, and laptops.
For more information on electronics recycling, call Hennepin County at 612-348-3777 or visit their website.
- How do I report a missed pickup?
Garbage: Please contact your hauler.
Recycling: Email [email protected]
Organics Recycling: Call Vierkant at 612-922-2505
- Why don't we have weekly recycling pickup?
Weekly recycling was considered by the City Council in the City’s last Request for Proposals for Residential Recycling.
The rates for weekly collection and every other week collection were presented to Council. The cost for weekly collection was nearly double what is currently paid. At the time, when an organics recycling program was also being explored, the City Council chose to keep recycling costs down and stay with the current schedule.
- Can I get a second recycling cart? Is there a charge for that?
Yes, you can get a different-sized cart or a second cart. See "Cart sizes, upgrades, extra carts" section of the recycling page for details.
There is no extra charge for the cart or collection from it.
- Do I need to clean items before recycling them?
Items need to be rinsed out and cleaned of any food debris. They don’t need to be dishwasher clean.
Please dry them before placing in your cart. This prevents contaminating other items and also avoids turning paper recycling into a soggy mess.
Clean and dry recyclables also help keep your cart clean.