Events & News


Events & News
Food is being wasted at an alarming rate.  Uneaten food ends up in a landfill.  Instead of throwing food waste away, prevent it in the first place.  Anoka County provides tips for healthy meal planning and how to keep food fresher longer to help reduce food waste.

As part of a community challenge, if we can collect 500 pounds of  film plastics and Styrofoam in a six month period Trex will donate a plastic park bench to the City of Columbia Heights.  Residents can drop off film plastics and Styrofoam at the Recycling Center.  Please help us with this challenge!

Bring your broken items back to life!  2020 Free Fix-It Clinics
are being held the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm.

The City of Columbia Heights with Fridley, Hilltop, and Spring Lake Park will be offering a class to teach residents how to reduce, reuse and recycle their trash.  Please call 763-706-3700 or email for more information.

Five-Year Refuse Contract
The City Council approved a new refuse contract effective January 1, 2018.  The 5-year contract was awarded to Waste Management.  The City also included additional recycling services and RBMPs (Recycling Best Management Practices) in the contract for bulk recycling (furniture, mattresses, carpet), unlimited every other week single-sort recycling, and organics commingled in the yard waste cart on the curb.  All other services in the contract remain the same.  The City now owns all carts in the field. 


 Waste Management customer service number is 1-888-960-0008 or email 

The Refuse Collection Schedule is posted on the web site.