Waste & Recycling

City ordinance requires every household and business to have garbage collection at least once a week. New Hope currently licenses several residential and commercial garbage service providers.

Licensed garbage haulers collect trash on Tuesdays for New Hope homes south of 42nd Avenue and on Wednesdays for homes north of 42nd Avenue. Garbage containers should be set at the curb either the night before or the day of the scheduled pickup by 6 a.m. and returned to a storage location that is either inside or screened from view from the street. Each hauler provides their own garbage cart or dumpster. 

More information about specific services can be found below. 

Licensed Haulers
Licensed Refuse Haulers


Hauler Phone Number Website
 Ace Solid Waste  763.427.3110   acesolidwaste.com
 Aspen Waste  612.884.8000  aspenwaste.com
 Curbside Waste  763.504.2872  curbsidewasteinc.com
 Randy's Sanitation  763.972.3335  randyssanitation.com
 Republic Services  763.784.2104  republicservices.com
 Waste Management  952.890.1100  wmtwincities.com

A summary of services and rates for haulers is compiled by the Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) each year. Prices are subject to change and generally do not include taxes or fees. Call the hauler for details.

Consider organizing trash collection within your neighborhood with your neighbors. It's a great way to reduce the number of heavy trucks driving through your neighborhood and may result in reduced costs.

    Consider Self-Organizing Trash Collection

    The New Hope City Council has been exploring organized garbage collection since April 2017. The city has solicited feedback on the topic in the form of a survey and listening session. At the April 16, 2018 work session, the City Council directed staff to take the following steps:

    1. Reduce the number of refuse hauler licenses available in the city to four, through attrition.
    2. Coordinate with city engineer to provide an understanding of potential garbage truck impacts in relation to the city's Pavement Management Plan.
    3. Research possibility of single-sided garbage collection.
    4. Create materials outlining a process for residents interested in organizing garbage collection within their neighborhood on their own initiative.

    In response to the request to create materials outlining a process for “self-organizing” trash collection, staff created a Neighborhood Organized Trash Collection Guide for residents that are interested in arranging to use one hauler to collect trash within a specified area. Such efforts would be initiated by neighborhood residents, not the city, and may result in reduced costs.

    Consider organizing trash collection within your neighborhood. It is a great way to reduce the number of heavy trucks driving through your neighborhood and may result in reduced costs. For a guide to Neighborhood Organized Trash Collection, click here.

    Household Hazardous Waste and Problem Materials

    Household Hazardous Waste and Problem Materials

    The county operates a facility in Brooklyn Park to manage the disposal of household hazardous waste and problem materials. These are common household items that may be toxic and could pollute the air, land and water if disposed of improperly.

    The Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station is located at 8100 Jefferson Highway. The transfer station is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

    Household Hazardous Waste

    • Paint Products: latex/oil based paints, thinners, strippers, solvents, varnishes, lacquers, etc.
    • Auto Products: car batteries, used oil, oil filters, used antifreeze, car wax, brake fluids, transmission fluids
    • Cleaning Products: oven cleaners, drain cleaners, bleach, spot removers, detergents, window cleaners, floor cleaners, polishes, metal cleaners
    • Flammables: gasoline, diesel, kerosene
    • Garden Products: pesticides, weed killers, fertilizers, ant/rodent poisons, flea powders
    • Miscellaneous: photographic chemicals, lighter fluid, moth balls, swimming
      pool chemicals, glues, epoxy, etc.

    Problem Materials

    • Mercury Items: fluorescent/HID lamps, rechargeable/cordless appliances, household batteries
    • Electronics: camcorders, personal computers/monitors, radios, stereos, CD/DVD players, televisions, VCR’s, telephones (fee charged for TVs, computer monitors, laptops)
    • Tires: (fee charged)
    • Appliances: air conditioner, dehumidifier, dishwasher, dryer, washer, freezer, furnace, garbage disposal, microwave, oven/stove, trash compactor, water heater. (fee charged).
    • Gas Air Conditioners and Gas Refrigerators: (fee charged) Call for an appointment.
    • Media: computer discs, CDs, DVDs, game cartridges, toner cartridges.
    • Propane/gas cylinders: household only, one-pound non-refillable containers.

    For more information about the Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station download a brochure, call 612.348.3777, or visit the facility's website.

    For comprehensive information about recycling and disposal options for a wide variety of materials, download the HRG's 2020-21 Recycling and Materials Management Guide.

    Curbside Recycling

    New Hope provides curbside recycling through Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) to single-family homes, town homes and small apartment buildings with fewer than eight units. Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as the garbage (on Tuesdays for New Hope homes south of 42nd Avenue, and on Wednesdays for homes north of 42nd Avenue). 

    New Hope does not provide contracted recycling services for large apartment buildings or businesses, but city ordinance requires all apartment owners to provide residents a convenient recycling service if they do not qualify for the HRG program.

    Recycling offered by HRG is Single Sort Recycling. Put acceptable recyclable items together in the recycling cart and roll it to the end of your driveway by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day. Set it at the curb facing the street, handle toward the house. Make sure the cart is at least three feet from any object so the automated collection truck can pick it up.

    Place these items in your cart loose (do not use plastic bags):

    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Plastic bottles, jugs, cups, containers and lids (pour out liquids, rinse and put caps back on)
    • Metal food and beverage cans
    • Milk cartons, juice boxes, soup cartons (pour out liquids, rinse and put caps back on)
    • Paper - Newspapers; office and school; mail; magazines and catalogs; paper bags; cardboard boxes (flatten, tape or tie into bundles 4'x4' and no thicker than 6-inches, place next to cart); boxes from cereal, crackers, toothpaste, medication and other toiletries; shoe boxes; gift boxes; electronics boxes; shredded paper in closed paper bags. 


    These items are not accepted for curbside recycling:

    • Garbage, food waste, diapers
    • Leaves, grass, brush
    • Plastic bags and wrap
    • Wood and drywall
    • Refrigerated or frozen food boxes and pizza boxes
    • Needles and nails
    • Styrofoam™ cups, plates and packaging
    • Microwaveable food trays
    • Paper towels, plates, napkins and tissues
    • Window glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, light bulbs
    • Motor oil bottles and other containers that held hazardous products

    Recycling Carts

    Recycling carts are available in 35, 64, and 96-gallon varieties. If you need a cart, have a broken cart, or would like to request a different size or additional cart, please call HRG administration at 763-493-8006. There is no additional charge for a cart exchange.

    Holiday Collection

    Recycling is not collected on the major holidays of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Recycling days that are scheduled on or after these holidays will be pushed back one day (if a holiday falls on a weekend, recycling collection is on the regular day). For example, if your normal recycling day is on a Friday and Christmas is on Thursday, your recycling will be collected on Saturday.

    Missed Collection

    If your recycling was out at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on collection day, and was not picked up by 6:30 p.m., please contact HRG Administration, 763-493-8006 by noon the next business day to report it was missed and to schedule a pickup. Leave a message if calling after hours.

    Moving In / Moving Out

    When residents move into an existing home there should be a recycling cart already at the home. If no cart is present when you move into a home, please call HRG Administration at 763-493-8006. Residents moving out should leave their empty recycling cart in the garage for the next resident.

    For comprehensive information about recycling and disposal options for a wide variety of materials, download the HRG's  2020-21 Recycling and Materials Management Guide.

    Residents can contact any of the licensed garbage haulers listed on the website to receive quotes on garbage services. The city does not provide garbage service at this time.

    Yard Waste Disposal

    Maple Grove Yard Waste Site

    The city provides residents with a convenient drop-off site in Maple Grove for grass, leaves, small brush, tree limbs 10 inches or less in diameter, and small quantities of sod, dirt and gravel. Verification that you are a resident of New Hope is required. 

    The yard waste site is open from April 1 to November 30, weather permitting. Site hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The facility is closed Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day. The site is located at 10300 Maple Grove Parkway N.

    For more information about the Maple Grove yard waste site, call 763-420-8971 or visit the facility's website.

    Garbage Hauler Pickup

    Every licensed garbage hauler must offer yard waste collection. They may charge additional fees for the service. Call your garbage hauler for details

    For comprehensive information about recycling and disposal options for a wide variety of materials, download the HRG's  2020-2021 Recycling and Materials Management Guide.

    Curbside Cleanup Event

    New Hope and Crystal will hold the special bulky waste curbside clean-up for single family through eight unit households that pay for curbside recycling service with the city in spring of 2022. The event is held every two years, on even years. 

    Eligible households will receive a postcard with their date and details about what is acceptable and how to prepare material. Click here to pull up an interactive map where you can plug in your address and it will show you your date for collection.

    Acceptable items include old/unusable furniture, mattresses, carpet, general household junk (up to 100 lbs. per item), vacuum cleaners, and appliances. See the attached sample postcard for more information.

    Items NOT accepted include: electronics (TVs, computers, etc.), hazardous material, paint, railroad ties, tires. You may dispose of hazardous material and paint for free at the Hennepin County Drop-Off Facility, 8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park. They also accept electronics and tires. There is a small fee on some items.

    Have material out by 7 a.m. on the first day of collection in your zone. Trucks will only go through your area once. Postcards with a map of your zone and a list of acceptable materials will be mailed to each eligible household.

    If you have questions please email BPOM@BrooklynPark.org or call Recycling Administration at 763.493.8006.