1. Organics, Recycling Pickup Schedules Change Due to Holidays

    The Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays will affect pickup schedules for recycling and organics recycling in Edina. Read on...
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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.

Accepted Items

  • 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
  • Batteries
  • Egg cartons
  • Electrical cords
  • Food waste
  • Food-tainted items (e.g. paper plates)
  • Garbage
  • 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)

Printable Recycling Guides

Hazardous Materials

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.

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