Garbage / Recycling / Yard Waste / Organics
The City has organized weekly garbage collection. The City contract is with Champlin Refuse Inc. (CRI), a consortium of two companies, each assigned to a specific territory. This program only covers single-family homes through four-unit townhouses. Owners of larger residential complexes and commercial buildings are required to contract directly with a service provider for garbage and recycling services.
Homeowners can sign up for online or direct payment of their utility bills. For more information visit the Pay Utility Bill Online page.
Republic Services now includes legacy Randy’s and Walz customers. View the 2022 Republic Map (PDF) for day of service and recycling week. For ACE day of service and recycling week, view the 2022 Ace Map (PDF).
Residents should contact haulers directly for immediate service questions such as a missed pick-up or if the cart wasn’t fully emptied.
The city processes the billing for the refuse and recycling program and as a result, you are asked to contact Utility Billing at (763) 923-7135 when setting up new service, moving out of your home, or changing cart sizes. If your cart becomes damaged or lost, fill out our online form Replace/Exchange my Refuse Bin or email Utility Billing. Residents get one free replacement per year. Additional replacements are $20.
- 30-gallon bin
- Household size: 1-2 people
- Cart Size: 19.5" wide x 23" deep x 39" tall
- This cart can hold about: 2 garbage bags per week
- 60-gallon bin
- Household Size: 3-4 people
- Cart Size: 27" wide x 27.5" deep x 42" tall
- This cart can hold about: 5 garbage bags per week
- 90-gallon bin
- Household Size: 4+ people
- Cart Size: 29" wide x 34" deep x 45.5" tall
- This cart can hold about: 7 garbage bags per week
Single Sort Recycling
A recycling cart is provided to all homeowners. Recyclable materials may be placed into the cart without sorting. If your cart becomes damaged or lost, fill out our online form Replace/Exchange my Refuse Bin or email the Utility Billing.
View the Residential Recycling Guide (PDF).
Recycling bin dimensions are the same as the garbage bins. This can be found in the garbage tab.
Recycling is collected the same day of the week as your refuse; however, it is collected every other week. To find out which week is your recycling pick-up
Sign up for Service
Visit the Utility Billing Page to sign-up for service, place your service on vacation hold or change your cart size.
Holiday Schedule (2022)
- New Year's Day - No delay as the holiday is on a Saturday.
- Memorial Day - Service delayed one day that week.
- Independence Day - Service delayed one day that week.
- Labor Day - Service delayed one day that week.
- Thanksgiving - If you have service on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday there will be no delay. If you have service on Thursday or Friday, service will be delayed one day.
- Christmas Day - No delay as the holiday is on a Sunday.
Christmas Tree Collection (2023)
- Christmas tree pick-up is the first two full weeks in January.
- January 1 to January 14 on the same day as regular pick-up.
Full / Partial Season (August Through November) / One-Time
Service will be available from mid-April through November, weather permitting. Contact your hauler directly to sign up. If you do not know which hauler you have been assigned, view the service area maps on the garbage collection tab.
Hauler Phone Numbers
- ACE: 763-427-3110
- Republic Services: 320-252-9608
Note: Please leave room between your yard waste carts and refuse/recycling cart to allow the automatic arm to access the container (approximately three feet between containers.)
Disposal at the Maple Grove Yard Waste site continues to be free for Champlin residents with proper identification. The site is open April through November, weather permitting. The entrance to the site is on Maple Grove Parkway opposite the new 105th Avenue North.
The site address is:
10300 Maple Grove Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Check their website for hours and information.
About one-third of our trash is organic materials, including food, food-soiled paper, and certified compostable products that could be composted. Organics recycling is the best opportunity to reduce our trash and put it to better use such as mulch and compost. The City of Champlin has implemented an Organics Recycling Program, effective January 1, 2022. Under this program, residents who are interested in organics recycling should contact their hauler directly to order service. Customers will receive a cart for organics and collection will be weekly on Fridays. The haulers will bill the customer directly. The price of the service is $60 per month but may be reduced as the number of participants increase.
For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable materials, please visit the Hennepin County website. Hennepin County residents and small businesses can also drop off organics for recycling at the Hennepin County Recycling Center in Brooklyn Park. For more information, please call 612-348-3777. Organics drop-off is a great option for event planners using the county's portable recycling unit loan program. Through the program, event organizers can add recycling and organics collection to their events by borrowing up to 8 units for recycling (cans and bottles) and up to 8 units for organics. Events using the Portable Recycling Units can arrange to drop off more than five bags of organics. Visit Event Recycling to Reserve Containers.
Recycling and refuse containers must be properly stored in accordance with City Code Chapter 46-Solid Waste, Section 46-21(c). Carts may be stored inside, in the side yard, or in the back yard without screening. They may not be stored in the front yard. View sample drawings of cart placement options: