- Waste & Recycling
- Traditional Recycling
The City of Golden Valley has provided a traditional 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).
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 before noon the following Monday. Tell the customer service representative you are calling to report a missed pick-up and leave your address.
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 you need a new or different size cart, call Republic Services at 763-972-3335.
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.
- Mail, office, and school papers
- Magazines and catalogs
- Newspapers and inserts
- Phone books
- Cereal and cracker boxes
- Shoe boxes, gift boxes, and electronics boxes
- Toothpaste, medication, and other toiletry boxes
- Milk cartons
- Juice boxes
- Soup, broth, and wine cartons
- Food and beverage bottles and jars
Plastic bottles and jugs
- Water, soda, and juice bottles
- Milk and juice jugs
- Ketchup and salad dressing bottles
- Dishwashing liquid bottles and detergent jugs
- Shampoo, soap, and lotion bottles
Cups and containers
- Yogurt, pudding, and fruit cups
- Clear disposable cups and bowls
- Margarine, cottage cheese, and other containers
- Produce, deli, and takeout containers
- Food and beverage cans
- Plastic bags, film, and wrap
- Large plastic items like laundry baskets, storage tubs, and toys
- Random metal items like pots, pipes, and hangers
- Plastic foam (Styrofoam™)
- Paper cups and plates
- Plastic utensils and straws
- Hoses, cords, and string lights
- Glass dishes, drinking glasses, window glass, and ceramics
- Containers that held hazardous products