Residential Curbside Single-Sort Recycling
Recycling is picked up every other Wednesday. Set recycle carts
out by 7:00 a.m. on the days noted on the calendar. Place recycle
the curb 3 feet from your trash cart. Please see the attached
Recycling Guide for all items
that can be recycled in the curbside single-sort recycle program.
2013 Recycling Calendar
residents regarding changes in the Recycling & Organics Program
- Dated January 4, 2013
Benefits of Single-Sort Recycling
Benefits to You
- Save time with single-sort recycling - just separate
recyclables from your trash and toss all recyclables into one
cart. No paper bags required.
- Save space in your garbage. You can now recycle milk, juice
and soup cartons (plastic spout removed) and plastic containers
#1 through #7.
- The 65-gallon recyclables cart reduces litter and
contamination because of its tightly sealing lid.
Benefits to the Economy
Benefits to the Environment
- Recycling is one of the easiest ways to protect the
- Recycling saves energy and reduces greenhouse emissions.
- Recycling conserves vital natural resources, such as trees
and water, and decreases raw materials used.
- More recycling means less trash delivered to trash-to-energy
facilities or trucked to out-of-state landfills.
The Blue Bag Organics Recycling service is now available to all
Medina residents at no additional fee. The fee is already included
in your single-sort recycle fee and garbage service. To start service, all you need to
do is call Randy's Environmental Services at 763-972-3335 to set up
the delivery of your 32-gallon Blue Bag Organics can and lid, sixty
32-gallon Blue Bag Organics compostable can liners, and a ventilated
kitchen compost bucket.
Bag Organics food waste recycling system is an amazingly easy way to
recycle kitchen scraps, discarded leftovers, spoiled produce, paper
towels and paperboard take-out containers. This organics waste will
be converted into nutrient-rich compost to fortify lawns, flower
beds, and backyard and community gardens.
What makes the program so affordable is that Randy’s Environmental
Services is now picking up your Blue Bag Organics each week using
the same truck they use to take away your regular household trash.
That means one less truck will be traveling on your street. On trash
day, please make sure your Blue Bag Organics liner is hand tied and
placed in your regular garbage cart for curbside pickup (not your
recycle cart). The blue bags are then separated at Randy’s
Environmental Services’ facility.
For more information on the Blue Bag Organics Program, please
brochure or visit
Information from Hennepin County:
Learn More About Organics Recycling by Watching This
Video - If you participate in an
organics recycling program at home,
or are just interested in learning more about organics
recycling, watch Hennepin County's new video,
How to Collect Organics at Home.
The video covers
what is accepted for organics recycling in each room of your
house, suggestions for collecting organics at home and tips for
reducing food waste. For more information,
email John Jaimez or call