Recycling

Recycling Calendar

The City of Woodland follows the "Gold Week" (every other week).

NEW!

Organics Recycling Accepted Tuesdays-Saturdays at Hennepin drop-off facilities in South Hennepin (Bloomington) and Brooklyn Park

Residents now have more ways recycle organics! Hennepin County has expanded organics recycling service to its South Hennepin (Bloomington) Drop-Off Facility, in addition to organics recycling service at the Brooklyn Park South Transfer Station.

Organics recycling is also now accepted Tuesdays-Saturdays at both facilities.

Guidelines for organics recycling at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities:

Cost:   No charge

Where: Accepted at Brooklyn Park and Bloomington facilities

Who: Households and businesses

Limit: Five bags per person per day.

Organics must be generated in Hennepin County and be separated from trash and recyclables. Must also be in a closed BPI-certified compostable plastic bag. Look for the BPI logo and go to www.bpiworld.org for more info. Most grocery, hardware, and home improvement stores sell BPT-certified compostable plastic bags.

Acceptable materials include:

  • All food – fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, bones, dairy products, eggs, egg shells, pasta, beans, rice, bread, cereal, nuts and shells
  • Non-recyclable and food-soiled paper not coated with plastic – pizza boxes from delivery, napkins, paper towels, paper egg cartons, facial tissue
  • Certified compostable products – compostable paper and plastic cups, plates, bowls, utensils and containers. Look for the BPI or Cedar Grove logos or the term “compostable” on certified products.
  • Other compostable items – coffee grounds and filters, hair and nail clippings, cotton balls and swabs with paper stems, houseplants and flowers, tea bags, wooden items such as chopsticks, popsicle sticks and toothpicks.

Organics brought to the county drop-off facilities are taken to commercial composting sites where the material is recycled into valuable compost. The compost is used for commercial landscaping, community gardens, home gardens, and re-vegetating roadsides during road construction projects.

More information can be found online at the Green Disposal Guide, www.hennepin.us/green-disposal-guide/items/organics

Please click on the link below to view the Recycling Guide
www.hennepin.us/green-disposal-guide

Are you Looking for a Place to Donate Items? Below are three contacts for you to consider:

Salvation Army: Michel Wong at (612) 332-5855

Goodwill: Hung Vo at (651) 379-5942

Arc Value Village: Greg at (952) 915-3684 or [email protected]

Disposal of Needles and Sharps

Click on the link below to view information on the safe disposal of needles and sharps. Maps to drop off facilities is included in the document.
Safe Disposal Options for Household Needles and Sharps

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

You can protect your health and the health of your family, pets and the environment by making your own cleaning products with simple, less-toxic ingredients. Many common household products, such as baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar and liquid dish soap, can make effective and inexpensive cleaners.

Please clink on the following link for Natural Cleaning Recipes:

Natural Cleaning Recipes

Tips and tricks to Recycle Everywhere in your home

Remembering to recycle everything from every room in your house can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re just trying to get the laundry done or get ready for work. About half of home recyclables never make it to the recycling bin. We do well recycling kitchen items, but our bathrooms, laundry rooms and home offices have lots of recyclables we throw out. Expand your recycling habit by using convenient recycling bins and signage and mix in a little education and fun. Recycle everywhere in your home with the tips and tricks found on the following link: Recycling TipsTricks Fact Sheet

Links for Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

Give your items to retailers

Help reduce waste by donating new or used items to participating retailers. Find retailers or search by item using the county's Choose to Reuse Online Directory.

Dispose hazardous products and other hard-to-dispose-of items

You can safely dispose of hazardous products free of charge at Hennepin County drop-off facilities or collection events. You can get rid of bulky items such as appliances, mattresses and tires for a fee at drop-off facilities. Learn more about drop-off facilities and collection events.

Dispose of yard and tree waste

Yard and tree waste is banned from your household garbage. You can dispose of yard waste by composting it in your backyard, checking with your city or hauler to see if they offer curbside pickup, or bringing it to a compost site.

Dispose of batteries

All battery types are accepted at drop-off containers located in libraries, city halls and community centers throughout the county. Batteries also can be brought to county drop-off facilities. Learn more about battery recycling.