The City of Columbia Heights entered into a five-year contract with Waste Management of Minnesota on January 1, 2018 for garbage and recycling. The hauler will pick up residential refuse, provided it is placed in the proper container.
Please call Waste Management at 1-888-960-0008 or contact them via their customer support web page if you have been missed on the collection route or for other service issues.
Three container size service levels are offered to residents:
- 32 Gallon Limited service with Christmas tree and (1) appliance per year
- 64 Gallon Limited service with Christmas tree and (1) appliance per year
- 96 Gallon Full service with extra bags, furniture/bedding, Christmas tree and (1) appliance per year
To ensure timely pickup of bulky items such as furniture and mattresses, please call 1-888-960-0008 to arrange for collection before placing outside. Items will be picked up within two and a half days of calling. Items must have come from the property. Please try to sell or donate items first.
Multi-dwelling properties cannot have additional garbage or rubbish outside of the containers at any time, except for large items such as furniture.
Residents with alleys should place their garbage and recycling carts and any extra items at the alley line for pickup.
Residents that do not have an alley should place their containers at the curb on their scheduled collection day. Garbage and recycling materials should not be brought to the curb until the evening before the scheduled collection day and should be retrieved that same day. Carts need to be set behind the curb, NOT ON THE STREET. Once the trash has been picked up, please remember to remove your refuse and recycling carts from behind the curb and return them to the garage or somewhere out of site from the street.