Curbside Recycling

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.

Service Days

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
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

If your pick-up week does not fall during one of these holiday weeks, pick-up will be Friday as usual.

Missed Pick-Ups

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.

  1. Recyclable
  2. Not Recyclable
  • 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