The City of Golden Valley has provided a curbside recycling service since 1987 and currently contracts with Republic Services. It is funded through a grant from Hennepin County and user fees on utility bills.
Pick-up is every other Friday for curbside customers. You are in either the blue service week or the gray service week (find your service week).
2022 Blue / Gray Service Week Calendar
Preparations For Pick-up
On collection day, have your recycling cart at the curb by 6:30 am (late set-outs do not qualify as missed pick-ups). Make sure cart handles and wheels face away from the street and that carts are placed 3 to 5 feet away from other objects (trash containers, mailboxes, cars, trees, bushes, etc).
If your pick-up week falls during one of the following holiday weeks (unless a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday), pick-up will be one day later than normal:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
If your pick-up week does not fall during one of these holiday weeks, pick-up will be Friday as usual.
If your recycling is at your curb by 6:30 am on collection day and it still doesn't get picked up, call Republic Services at 763-972-3335 (select Option 3 twice) before noon the following Monday. Tell the customer service representative you are calling to report a missed pick-up and leave your address.
Need A Different Cart?
If you need a new or different size cart, call Republic Services at 763-972-3335.
Storing Your Cart
If you choose to store your recycling cart outside, follow the City ordinance (Chapter 22 - Article 2) and make sure it is always located no more than 5 feet away from the house or accessory structure (garage).
Carts may be placed at the curb from 5 pm the day before collection to 9 pm the day of collection.
- All junk mail, envelopes, office and school papers (all colors)
- Aluminum, steel, and tin cans
- Brown paper sacks/bags
- Cardboard (break down boxes)
- Cereal and cracker-type boxes
- Glass bottles and jars
- Juice boxes and other paper cartons
- Magazines and catalogs
- Newspaper and newspaper inserts
- Phone books
- Plastics: bottles and jugs, cups and containers
- Aerosol cans, propane tanks, or helium tanks
- Aluminum foil
- Batteries or electronics
- Clothing or shoes
- Construction waste
- Egg cartons
- Food tainted items (used paper plates, paper towels, or paper napkins)
- Food waste
- Ice-cream cartons
- Medical waste
- Pizza boxes
- Plastic bags
- Styrofoam (like cups/plates and packaging)
- Wax-coated cartons