Bulk Item Disposal

For residential refuse customers

leavesBulk item pickup

The City of Hopkins offers its residential refuse customers a bulk item pickup service on Thursdays. Bulk items include furniture, sofas, stuffed chairs, mattresses, box springs, carpet rolls (3 ft long; 1 ft diameter), and appliances.

To schedule a bulk item pickup, call Public Works at 952-939-1382 before 2 pm on Wednesday.

Bulk item pickup charges:

  • $25 plus State and County Solid Waste management fees for each item collected
  • $25 plus State and County Solid Waste management fees for each ¾ cubic yard of loose volume material

State Solid Waste management fee is 9% of total charge(s).
County Solid Waste management fee is 9.75% of total charge(s)


  • Place all items at your regular refuse collection location and keep all items at least 4 ft away from the refuse container
  • Materials must fit into a rear load refuse truck or on a one-ton truck and must be transportable by two people.
  • Smaller, loose items must be bagged or boxed. No loose garbage will be collected. Bagged or boxed items must weigh 35 lbs or less and fit in the bag or box.
  • The maximum item size accepted is 4 ft x 6 ft.

Items Not Accepted

Please refer to Hennepin County's How-to-Get-Rid-of-It Guide for options on how to dispose of and recycle these items.

  • Major construction demolition materials are not accepted unless materials are within the 3 cubic yard maximum guideline
  • Concrete weighing over 35 lbs
  • Tires
  • Car batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Metal barrels or drums
  • Car parts
  • Gas refrigerators
  • Hazardous waste
  • Paint products
  • Waste oil
  • Junk cars
  • Railroad ties
  • Electronics
  • Computers and accessories
  • Food Waste

Bulk Item Drop-Off

Twice a year, the City offers a refuse bulk item drop off service for Hopkins refuse customers. The 2016 spring bulk drop-off event for Hopkins residential refuse customers was held on April 29 & 30. Watch the website for fall 2016 dates.


  • Solid Waste Coordinator



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