Your go-to guide for waste & recycling in the Twin Cities.
Besides easily recognizable paper products (e.g, writing paper or paper towels), more than 5,000 products can be made from recycled paper, including masking tape, paper money, bandages, hospital gowns, car insulation, lamps shades, egg cartons and much more! (Source: U.S. EPA)
Paper recycling has many benefits, and research shows households in the Twin Cities could recycle more of it. More than 12% of what's in the average Twin Cities household garbage is actually recyclable paper, and it belongs in the recycling cart!
Much of the paper in our homes is recyclable. Remember to recycle paper and boxes through your home, including in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and office. You're more likely to recycle if recycling containers are readily available, so consider placing containers next to where you open your mail or in your bathroom.
Some cities/service providers recycle:
Rinse before recycling.
Contact your city recycling coordinator or your recycling service provider for details.
*These items are not recyclable, but are compostable in small amounts. Tear or shred into smaller pieces before adding to your compost bin. Learn more about composting.
Don't forget to recycle your cans and bottles too! To learn more about residential recycling in the Twin Cities metro area, visit our Recycling 101 page.
Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM Thur. 12 PM – 6 PM Fri. 10 AM – 4 PM Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM
Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM Thur. 11 AM – 5 PM Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM
Does not Accept:
► Business hazardous waste ► Construction & demolition debris ► Furniture ► Mattresses & box springs ► Trash/garbage ► Wood (other than tree debris)