The City of Golden Valley has provided a curbside recycling service since 1987 and currently contracts with Republic Services. It is funded through a grant from Hennepin County and user fees on utility bills.
If your recycling is at your curb by 6:30 am on collection day and it still doesn't get picked up, call Republic Services at 763-972-3335 before noon the following Monday. Tell the customer service representative you are calling to report a missed pick-up and leave your address.
Preparations For Pick-up
On collection day, have your recycling cart at the curb by 6:30 am (late set-outs do not qualify as missed pick-ups). Make sure cart handles and wheels face away from the street and that carts are placed 3 to 5 feet away from other objects (trash containers, mailboxes, cars, trees, bushes, etc).
If your pick-up week falls during one of the following holiday weeks (unless a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday), pick-up will be one day later than normal:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
If your pick-up week does not fall during one of these holiday weeks, pick-up will be Friday as usual.
Need A Different Cart?
If you need a new or different size cart, call Republic Services at 763-972-3335.
Storing Your Cart
If you choose to store your recycling cart outside, follow the City ordinance (Chapter 22 - Article 2) and make sure it is always located no more than 5 feet away from the house or accessory structure (garage).
Carts may be placed at the curb from 5 pm the day before collection to 9 pm the day of collection.
- Mail, office, and school papers
- Magazines and catalogs
- Newspapers and inserts
- Phone books
- Cereal and cracker boxes
- Shoe boxes, gift boxes, and electronics boxes
- Toothpaste, medication, and other toiletry boxes
- Milk cartons
- Juice boxes
- Soup, broth, and wine cartons
- Food and beverage bottles and jars
Plastic bottles and jugs
- Water, soda, and juice bottles
- Milk and juice jugs
- Ketchup and salad dressing bottles
- Dishwashing liquid bottles and detergent jugs
- Shampoo, soap, and lotion bottles
Cups and containers
- Yogurt, pudding, and fruit cups
- Clear disposable cups and bowls
- Margarine, cottage cheese, and other containers
- Produce, deli, and takeout containers
- Food and beverage cans
- Plastic bags, film, and wrap
- Large plastic items like laundry baskets, storage tubs, and toys
- Random metal items like pots, pipes, and hangers
- Plastic foam (Styrofoam™)
- Paper cups and plates
- Plastic utensils and straws
- Hoses, cords, and string lights
- Glass dishes, drinking glasses, window glass, and ceramics
- Containers that held hazardous products