Garbage / Recycling / Yard Waste / Organics

  1. Garbage Collection
  2. Recycling
  3. Yard Waste Disposal Options
  4. Organics Recycling Program


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.


Residents should contact haulers directly for immediate service questions such as a missed pick-up or if the cart wasn't fully emptied. 

Service Questions

The city processes the billing for the refuse and recycling program and as a result, you are asked to email Utility Billing or call (763) 923-7135 when setting up new service, moving out of your home, placing a vacation hold, 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 exchange per year. Additional replacements are $20.

Bin Dimensions

  • 35-gallon bin
    • Household size: 1-2 people
    • Cart Size: 19.7" wide x 26.3" deep x 36.5" tall
    • This cart can hold about: 2 garbage bags per week
  • 65-gallon bin
    • Household Size: 3-4 people
    • Cart Size: 24.4" wide x 27.5" deep x 41.5" tall
    • This cart can hold about: 5 garbage bags per week
  • 95-gallon bin
    • Household Size: 4+ people
    • Cart Size: 28" wide x 32.1" deep x 43.2" tall
    • This cart can hold about: 7 garbage bags per week

Cart Storage

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:

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