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Garbage & Recycling

About Garbage & Recycling Services in Hopkins

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The City provides weekly automated garbage collection and bi-weekly recycling collection services to all single family, duplex, triplex, and fourplex residential housing in Hopkins. The City's mandatory recycling ordinance requires all residents and businesses to recycle.

Collection routes run on a four-day schedule, Monday through Thursday. For schedule changes due to holidays, see collection schedule.

For an additional charge, the City also collects brush on Tuesdays and bulk items and yard waste on Thursdays. You must call to schedule these pickups and yard waste must have a yard waste sticker attached.

Per Minnesota State Statute 115A.931, Yard Waste Prohibition: no person shall place yard waste in their mixed municipal solid waste.

Pick up guidelines

Recycling & Garbage containers shold be spaced 4 ft apart, and 4 ft from anything else

Follow these guidelines to make sure that your refuse and recycling will get picked up.

  • Place your containers out by 6 a.m.
  • Maintain a four-foot clearance around carts
  • Make sure container lids are closed (do not overfill carts)
  • Don't place hazardous waste in your carts
  • Don't place yard waste or brush in your carts
  • Place only designated recycling items in your recycling cart
  • Keep containers clear of snow and ice.

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  • Public Works Secretary

  • Solid Waste Coordinator

  • If your recycling or refuse cart needs to be repaired or replaced, call 952-939-1382.

Recycling Drop Off Center

Minnetonka Public Works Facility, 11522 Minnetonka Blvd
Hopkins and Minnetonka operate a self-service recycling drop-off center open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Look for the cream-colored wood sign and enter using the driveway just west of the sign. The green containers are on your right. The Drop Off Center accepts the same items as curbside recycling.

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