Recycling Collection Options

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Welcome to the conversation about recycling!

The City's curbside recycling collection contract ends Dec. 31, 2019. The new contract must be awarded soon, as a new recycling hauler would need time to prepare for smooth transition at the end of the year.

With the new contract comes an opportunity to change the frequency of curbside collection: move to weekly or remain biweekly (every-other-week). City Council has directed staff to find out more from residents about their recycling preferences and whether the value of this change in service level is worth the cost difference. Please see the Update tab below for more information about why City Council is considering the switch to weekly recycling collection.

Staff is here to answer questions and listen! Use the tabs below to be part of the conversation!


Welcome to the conversation about recycling!

The City's curbside recycling collection contract ends Dec. 31, 2019. The new contract must be awarded soon, as a new recycling hauler would need time to prepare for smooth transition at the end of the year.

With the new contract comes an opportunity to change the frequency of curbside collection: move to weekly or remain biweekly (every-other-week). City Council has directed staff to find out more from residents about their recycling preferences and whether the value of this change in service level is worth the cost difference. Please see the Update tab below for more information about why City Council is considering the switch to weekly recycling collection.

Staff is here to answer questions and listen! Use the tabs below to be part of the conversation!


Consultation has concluded
  • Citywide Recycling Contract Process Update

    7 months ago

    At the March 5th meeting of the Edina City Council, staff was directed to conduct some community engagement actions to help determine resident sentiment regarding how often recycling is picked up. A phone survey and online engagement platform were used to gather information about preference for weekly or every other week recycling pickup. Both collection methods are now closed, and staff are currently reviewing the data and will be presenting a summary and staff recommendation to City Council at the May 7th City Council Meeting.

    At the March 5th meeting of the Edina City Council, staff was directed to conduct some community engagement actions to help determine resident sentiment regarding how often recycling is picked up. A phone survey and online engagement platform were used to gather information about preference for weekly or every other week recycling pickup. Both collection methods are now closed, and staff are currently reviewing the data and will be presenting a summary and staff recommendation to City Council at the May 7th City Council Meeting.

  • Recycling Information

    8 months ago
    Waste recycle

    Learn more about Edina's background on recycling, past resident comments, the decision to be made and cost impacts.

    After you read this post, head on over to the other tabs to ask questions related to recycling and this process or join a conversation in the forum.

    • The current citywide curbside recycling collection contract ends Dec. 31, 2019.
    • Recycling is currently collected bi-weekly.
    • Edina residents have a high participation rate for recycling. However, a recent Hennepin County waste sort study indicated that 14.6 percent of all trash is made up of recyclable material.
    • Residents have reported frustration with overflowing recycling containers...

    Learn more about Edina's background on recycling, past resident comments, the decision to be made and cost impacts.

    After you read this post, head on over to the other tabs to ask questions related to recycling and this process or join a conversation in the forum.

    • The current citywide curbside recycling collection contract ends Dec. 31, 2019.
    • Recycling is currently collected bi-weekly.
    • Edina residents have a high participation rate for recycling. However, a recent Hennepin County waste sort study indicated that 14.6 percent of all trash is made up of recyclable material.
    • Residents have reported frustration with overflowing recycling containers and confusion about which day is their recycling day or being out of town, missing collection day, and having to store recycling for two more weeks.
    • The City is considering switching to weekly recycling collection in an effort to capture recycling that ends up in the trash and provide better service for residents. City Council would like input from residents regarding the value of this change in service level.
    • Because of recycling commodity market variability, the cost of recycling service will go up from the previous contract signed in 2012 regardless of collection frequency.
    • If the City stays with bi-weekly collection, the new cost would be $3.59 per household per month. Weekly collection would cost $6.47 per household per month. Recycling is included on the quarterly utility bill, making the quarterly cost difference between weekly and bi-weekly around $9 per quarter.