News By Category: Waste & Recycling

While batteries make our lives more convenient, once they are used it is important to remember to dispose of them properly. Hennepin County offers battery recycling at a few of its drop-off facilities. Read More

Simple Recycling, a textile hauling service that operates in Golden Valley, is changing its curbside pickup methods. Customers must now request a pickup via the Simple Recycling website. Read More

The City of Golden Valley recently created a new GVDirectConnect subscriber topic for “green” volunteer opportunities. This listserv will let residents know about environmentally-focused volunteer opportunities in the City, such as tree plantings, invasive species removal, and opportunities to help engage and educate the public around sustainability topics. Visit your subscriber preferences to sign up for Green Volunteers. Read More

This year’s Household Hazardous Waste event, sponsored by Hennepin County Recycling, will be held Fri, June 11 and Sat, June 12, 9 am–4 pm at St Louis Park Middle School (2025 Texas Ave S, St Louis Park). Read More

Golden Valley’s recycling program includes a three-week curbside brush pick-up in May. The annual brush pick-up gives homeowners the opportunity to place tree limbs and brush at their curbs for collection and disposal.

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Now that the snow is gone, homeowners may be pondering the start of yard work season. Golden Valley’s annual residential Spring Brush Pick-Up running from April 26 to May 14, gives residents the opportunity to place tree limbs and brush at their curb for collection and disposal. Read More

Hennepin County is always striving to provide new recycling opportunities and tools for residents and businesses. Check out these programs and see where you can reduce waste in your life. Read More

Republic Services, the City’s recycling provider identified issues while mailing 2021 recycling pick-up schedules to residents and is working to correct them. Read More

With the City’s current recycling contract set to expire at the end of 2021 and Hennepin County’s mandate that cities begin requiring curbside organics recycling, by this time next year recycling in Golden Valley will look a bit different. Read More

Although plastic is a versatile material with many uses, it is also concerning as it presents health risks, contributes to litter and pollution, and is hard to dispose of. Some of the worst forms are packaging and single-use plastics like straws and grocery bags. Hennepin County’s latest environmental initiative aims at getting its residents to stop using these materials. Read More