Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste collection has fallen behind some days, which is typical during heavy leaf drops. However, the hauler should not be more than one day late and will work on Saturday if needed to finish the routes for the week.
The week of November 26 is the end of the season for collection of bags and bundles of yard waste. YW/O (Yard Waste & Organic) carts will continue to be emptied during the winter starting the week of December 3 and every-other-week after that (on regular service day), see schedule. YW/O carts will be emptied in the alley, for all properties that have one, during the winter (December through March). If it is impossible to put your cart in the alley, please call the Public Works Department at 763-706-3700. If there is permanent snow cover on the ground before the end of November the schedule will be moved up and residents will be informed of the new dates.
Compost For Sale
The CHHS Key Club still has a few bags of compost left from the Plate to Garden Compost fundraiser at the Recycling Center. It is good for use to prep lawns, gardens, and potted soils for winter, especially along the curb where the salt and grime from snow plowing ends up on the lawn. They would like to deplete their inventory before winter.
New 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 comingled 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 WIMNCSC@wm.com.
The 2018 Refuse Collection Schedule is posted on the website.