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Waste & Recycling

City ordinance requires every household and business to have garbage collection at least once a week. New Hope currently licenses several residential and commercial garbage service providers.

Licensed garbage haulers collect trash on Tuesdays for New Hope homes south of 42nd Avenue and on Wednesdays for homes north of 42nd Avenue. Garbage containers should be set at the curb either the night before or the day of the scheduled pickup by 6 a.m. and returned to a storage location that is either inside or screened from view from the street. Each hauler provides their own garbage cart or dumpster. 

More information about specific services can be found below. 

Licensed Haulers
Licensed Residential Refuse Haulers
Hauler Phone Number Website
 Ace Solid Waste  763.427.3110
 Aspen Waste  612.884.8000
 Curbside Waste  763.504.2872
 Republic Services  763.784.2104
 Waste Management  952.890.1100

A summary of services and rates for haulers is compiled by the Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) each year. Prices are subject to change and generally do not include taxes or fees. Call the hauler for details.

Consider organizing trash collection within your neighborhood with your neighbors. It's a great way to reduce the number of heavy trucks driving through your neighborhood and may result in reduced costs.

Licensed Commercial Refuse Haulers
Hauler Phone Number Website
 Ace Solid Waste  763.427.3110
 Aspen Waste  612.884.8000
 Curbside Waste  763.504.2872
 Dick's Sanitation Service, Inc.   952.469.2239
 Midwest Grease  507.644.6900
 Republic Services  763.784.2104
 Suburban Waste Services  952.937.8900
 Walters Recycling & Refuse  763.780.8464
 Waste Management  952.890.1100
    Consider Self-Organizing Trash Collection

    The New Hope City Council has been exploring organized garbage collection since April 2017. The city has solicited feedback on the topic in the form of a survey and listening session. At the April 16, 2018 work session, the City Council directed staff to take the following steps:

    1. Reduce the number of refuse hauler licenses available in the city to four, through attrition.
    2. Coordinate with city engineer to provide an understanding of potential garbage truck impacts in relation to the city's Pavement Management Plan.
    3. Research possibility of single-sided garbage collection.
    4. Create materials outlining a process for residents interested in organizing garbage collection within their neighborhood on their own initiative.

    In response to the request to create materials outlining a process for “self-organizing” trash collection, staff created a Neighborhood Organized Trash Collection Guide for residents that are interested in arranging to use one hauler to collect trash within a specified area. Such efforts would be initiated by neighborhood residents, not the city, and may result in reduced costs.

    Consider organizing trash collection within your neighborhood. It is a great way to reduce the number of heavy trucks driving through your neighborhood and may result in reduced costs. For a guide to Neighborhood Organized Trash Collection, click here. 

    Household Hazardous Waste and Problem Materials

    Household Hazardous Waste and Problem Materials

    The county operates a facility in Brooklyn Park to manage the disposal of household hazardous waste and problem materials. These are common household items that may be toxic and could pollute the air, land and water if disposed of improperly.

    The Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station is located at 8100 Jefferson Highway. The transfer station is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

    Household Hazardous Waste

    • Paint Products: latex/oil based paints, thinners, strippers, solvents, varnishes, lacquers, etc.
    • Auto Products: car batteries, used oil, oil filters, used antifreeze, car wax, brake fluids, transmission fluids
    • Cleaning Products: oven cleaners, drain cleaners, bleach, spot removers, detergents, window cleaners, floor cleaners, polishes, metal cleaners
    • Flammables: gasoline, diesel, kerosene
    • Garden Products: pesticides, weed killers, fertilizers, ant/rodent poisons, flea powders
    • Miscellaneous: photographic chemicals, lighter fluid, moth balls, swimming
      pool chemicals, glues, epoxy, etc.

    Problem Materials

    • Mercury Items: fluorescent/HID lamps, rechargeable/cordless appliances, household batteries
    • Electronics: camcorders, personal computers/monitors, radios, stereos, CD/DVD players, televisions, VCR’s, telephones (fee charged for TVs, computer monitors, laptops)
    • Tires: (fee charged)
    • Appliances: air conditioner, dehumidifier, dishwasher, dryer, washer, freezer, furnace, garbage disposal, microwave, oven/stove, trash compactor, water heater. (fee charged).
    • Gas Air Conditioners and Gas Refrigerators: (fee charged) Call for an appointment.
    • Media: computer discs, CDs, DVDs, game cartridges, toner cartridges.
    • Propane/gas cylinders: household only, one-pound non-refillable containers.

    For more information about the Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station, call 612.348.3777 or visit the facility's website.

    For comprehensive information about recycling and disposal options for a wide variety of materials, reference the Waste Wizard tool on the Hennepin Recycling Group website or app.

    Curbside Recycling

    New Hope provides curbside recycling through Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) to single-family homes, town homes and small apartment buildings with fewer than eight units. Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as the garbage (on Tuesdays for New Hope homes south of 42nd Avenue, and on Wednesdays for homes north of 42nd Avenue). 

    New Hope does not provide contracted recycling services for large apartment buildings or businesses, but city ordinance requires all apartment owners to provide residents a convenient recycling service if they do not qualify for the HRG program.

    Recycling offered by HRG is Single Sort Recycling. Put acceptable recyclable items together in the recycling cart and roll it to the end of your driveway by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day. Set it at the curb facing the street, handle toward the house. Make sure the cart is at least three feet from any object so the automated collection truck can pick it up.

    Place these items in your cart loose (do not use plastic bags):

    •  Plastic: bottles, jugs, cups, containers (leave lids on)
    • Paper: mail, magazines, newspaper, boxes (including clean delivery pizza boxes), cardboard, cereal and cracker boxes
    • Cartons: milk cartons, soup cartons, juice boxes
    • Glass: bottles and jars
    • Metal: food and beverage cans

    Place the following items next to your cart:

    • Cardboard - flattened and taped or tied in bundles 4' x 4' x 6"
    • Extra recycling in paper shopping bags

    These items are not accepted for curbside recycling:

    •  Garbage, food waste, and diapers
    •  Paper soiled with food, paper plates and cups; paper towels, napkins and tissues, gift wrap
    •  Plastic bags, wrap, packaging, utensils
    •  Boxes for refrigerated or frozen food products
    •  Styrofoam™ cups, plates and packaging; packaging peanuts
    •  Shredded paper
    •  Window glass, drinking glasses, vases, mirrors, light bulbs
    •  Wood, drywall
    •  Scrap metal
    •  Leaves, grass, brush

    Recycling Carts

    Recycling carts are available in 35, 64, and 96-gallon varieties. If you need a cart, have a broken cart, or would like to request a different size or additional cart, please call HRG administration at 763.493.8006. There is no additional charge for a cart exchange.

    Holiday Collection

    Recycling is not collected on the major holidays of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Recycling days that are scheduled on or after these holidays will be pushed back one day (if a holiday falls on a weekend, recycling collection is on the regular day). For example, if your normal recycling day is on a Friday and Christmas is on Thursday, your recycling will be collected on Saturday.

    Missed Collection

    If your recycling was out at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on collection day, and was not picked up by 6:30 p.m., please contact HRG Administration, 763.493.8006 by noon the next business day to report it was missed and to schedule a pickup. Leave a message if calling after hours.

    Moving In / Moving Out

    When residents move into an existing home there should be a recycling cart already at the home. If no cart is present when you move into a home, please call HRG Administration at 763.493.8006. Residents moving out should leave their empty recycling cart in the garage for the next resident.

    For comprehensive information about recycling and disposal options for a wide variety of materials, reference the Waste Wizard tool on the Hennepin Recycling Group website or app.

    Residents can contact any of the licensed garbage haulers listed on the website to receive quotes on garbage services. The city does not provide garbage service at this time.

    Yard Waste Disposal

    Maple Grove Yard Waste Site

    The city provides residents with a convenient drop-off site in Maple Grove for grass, leaves, small brush, tree limbs 10 inches or less in diameter, and small quantities of sod, dirt and gravel. Verification that you are a resident of New Hope is required. 

    The yard waste site is open from April 1 to Nov. 30, weather permitting. Site hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The facility is closed Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day. The site is located at 10300 Maple Grove Parkway N.

    For more information about the Maple Grove yard waste site, call 763.420.8971 or visit the facility's website.

    Garbage Hauler Pickup

    Some licensed garbage haulers offer yard waste collection as an add-on service. They may charge an additional fee. Call your garbage hauler for details.

    For comprehensive information about recycling and disposal options for a wide variety of materials, reference the Waste Wizard tool on the Hennepin Recycling Group website or app.

    Curbside Cleanup Event

    New Hope and Crystal will hold the special bulky waste curbside clean-up for single family through eight unit households that pay for curbside recycling service with the city in spring of 2024. The event is held every two years, on even years.

    Eligible households will receive a postcard with their date and details about what is acceptable and how to prepare material in advance of the event.

    If you have questions please email [email protected] or call Recycling Administration at 763.493.8006.

    Organics Recycling

    Food, food-soiled paper and certified compostable products make up a significant amount of household trash items. Organics recycling provides an opportunity to reduce trash by composting these items.

    As of January 1, 2022, all Hennepin County cities are required to make organics recycling service available to all households. This requirement was part of revisions to the county’s recycling ordinance made in 2018.

    The county ordinance change offered cities the option to meet the requirement either by contracting a citywide service or by requiring haulers to provide the service. In 2021, New Hope City Council passed an ordinance requiring all city-licensed haulers to offer curbside organics collection services.

    • Neither the county nor city ordinance requires haulers to charge all residents for organics recycling. However, some haulers may choose to charge all customers for organics recycling services whether or not the household participates in the program.
    • The ordinances also do NOT require residents to participate in organics recycling.

    If you have questions about your refuse hauler’s organics recycling services or fees, please contact your hauler directly.

    Alternate Organics Recycling Options

    Crystal Cove Organics Drop-Off
    Drop-off organics recycling is available at the Crystal Cove Aquatics Center, 4848 Douglas Drive in Crystal. The drop-off is located in the northeast corner of the parking lot. There’s a brown organics recycling sign on the gate.

    Access to the drop-off is restricted to registered users. Residents may register by visiting the organics recycling page at Once registered, residents will receive an email containing details on accessing the drop-off location.

    Organics must be in BPI-certified compostable bags or paper shopping bags. A list of accepted items is available in the Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) Organics Recycling Guide or on the HRG website at

    Hennepin County Drop-Off Facility

    Hennepin County offers organics recycling drop-off at the Brooklyn Park and Bloomington Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities. Organics are accepted for free Tuesday through Saturday during normal facility hours. There is a limit of five bags per person, per day.

    Learn more on Hennepin County’s website.

    Backyard Composting
    Backyard composting is a great way to recycle organic material and have easy access to nutrient-rich compost.

    Backyard Composting Requirements

    • Compost sites may not be closer than five feet from any rear or side property line and cannot be located in a front yard or a side yard abutting a public right-of-way, may not be located in any drainage easement and cannot be closer than 25 feet from any residence.
    • Compost sides cannot exceed 25 square feet in area or four feet in height.
    • Only one compost site per property.
    • Compost sites must be totally contained within a structure made of permanent, non-degrading material that allows circulation of air and is visually complementary to the lot’s principal structure.
    • Compost cannot be treated with any kind of herbicides or pesticides

    What can be composted? Food scraps, garden wastes, weeds, lawn cuttings, leaves and prunings.

    What cannot be composted? Meat, fats, oils, grease, bones, whole eggs, milk or other dairy products, human or pet waste, pesticides, herbicides, noxious weeds, diseased plant material and any other mixed municipal solid waste.

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