The City of Minnetonka contracts Republic Services to provide recycling services to residents. Visit Republic Services or call 952-941-5174 to learn more.
Download our 2020 Recycling Guide and Calendar for more information on recycling in Minnetonka.
Recycling is collected every two weeks. Your collection day is based on your location – if you live west of I-494, collection is on Mondays; for those east of I-494, collection is on Tuesdays.
Put recycling out by 6:30 a.m. on collection day. Place your recycling cart and garbage cart on opposite sides of your driveway – at least three feet apart from each other and other objects.
Three holidays will delay recycling collection, and only for residents whose service dates fall in the week with that holiday.
- Memorial Day, May 25, 2019
If May 25 is in the week of your recycling date, then collection is May 26 (west of I-494) and May 27 (east of I-494).
Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2019
If Sept. 7 is in the week of your collection date, then collection is Sept. 8 (west of I-494) and Sept. 9 (east of I-494).
All garbage and recycling containers must be stored out of public view except on the evening before and day of collection. If not stored inside a garage, residents must install screening to hide the entire garbage container from view.
To report a violation, use our online request system or call 952-939-8200.
Only items in your cart will be collected; drivers will not pick up any items on the ground.
Bring additional or large items, such as cardboard boxes, to the city’s recycling drop-off center.
Each recycling cart contains a list of acceptable and unacceptable items printed on the lid for easy reference. This list is also available below and in our recycling guide.
All acceptable items must be placed inside the cart.
- Includes mail, magazines, newspapers, office paper (of all colors), catalogs and phone books
- Boxes (please flatten)
- Includes cardboard food, shipping, gift and electronic boxes
- Cartons (please clean)
- Includes milk, juice, soup, broth and wine cartons and juice boxes
- Glass (please clean)
- Includes brown, green and clear bottles and jars
- Plastic (please clean)
- Bottles: water, soda, juice, dish soap, shampoo, soap, lotion and detergent jugs
- Cups: yogurt, pudding, fruit, clear disposable (no straws)
- Containers: margarine, whipped cream, cottage cheese (and similar) and clear produce
- Metal and aluminum cans (please clean)
- Plastic bags
- Scrap metal
- Shredded paper
- Propane tanks, helium tanks and aerosol cans
- Plastic straws and utensils,
- Polystyrene foam
- Inflatable packaging
- Containers that held hazardous products
- Garbage, food waste and food-tainted items (paper plates, paper towels, napkins, etc.)
- Pizza boxes
- Egg cartons
- Wax-coated cartons
- Ice-cream cartons
Non-recyclable and contaminated items cost much more to process than if they were initially put in the trash, and they can damage equipment and harm workers.
To keep recycling affordable, it is important to:
- Empty and rinse out all bottles, jugs and containers.
- Put all dirty and non-recyclable items in the trash.