Recycling Guide

Recycling Guide
Posted on 12/26/2018
As the holidays come to a close, many people are left looking to dispose of a variety of items. Make sure you know what items can be recycled in your curbside container, what can be recycled in other ways, and what belongs in the trash.

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).

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, cardboard, cereal/cracker boxes
Cartons: milk cartons, soup cartons, juice boxes
Glass: bottles, jars
Metal: food and beverage cans; scrap metal less than 10 pounds and shorter than 18 inches in all directions. No wire or rods.

These items are not accepted for curbside recycling:
Garbage, food waste, diapers
Leaves, grass, brush
Plastic bags and wrap
Wood and drywall
Refrigerated or frozen food boxes and pizza boxes
Needles and nails
Styrofoam™ cups, plates and packaging
Microwaveable food trays
Paper towels, plates, napkins and tissues
Window glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, light bulbs
Motor oil bottles and other containers that held hazardous products

Note: 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.

For more information on HRG recycling, check out the Recycling and Materials Management Guide.