Curbside Recycling Program

The City of Mahtomedi offers a single-sort curbside recycling program to residents. The single-sort recycling program helps you and the city reach our waste management goals to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Single-sort recycling allows all recyclables to be placed into a single container rather than bagged and separated. Residents are asked to place all acceptable container and paper fiber materials together into the cart.

Please contact Waste Management's Customer Service Department at 952-890-1100 with questions. Visit Waste Management's website for detailed information on our curbside recycling program.

Recycling FAQ's


My recycling pick up was missed.

My recycling cart is broken and I need a new one.

My recycling cart is too small and I’d like a larger one.

My recycling cart is full before it gets picked up and I’d like a second container.

In all of these situations, please visit or opt in to texts alerts via My WM 

Also, please remember to place your cart at least 3 feet away from any obstacles (trees, cars, mailboxes, etc.) to allow the automatic arm to lift and empty the cart.  The wheels of the cart should face the house.

Collection Day & Missed Pick-Ups

Recycling will be collected every-other-week on the Thursday of your collection week. The cart should be set behind the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day with the handle facing the house, across the driveway from the garbage cart.

2023 Waste Mgmt Recycle Green Week Pick Up Dates (PDF)
2023 Waste Mgmt Recycle Gold Week Pick Up Dates (PDF)
Waste Management Accepted/Not Accepted Items-Recycle Right Flyer (PDF)

Thank You for Recycling

The City of Mahtomedi would like to thank residents for their extra efforts in recycling. Each quarter, we will pick a couple of families who are recycling to acknowledge with a small gift of appreciation. Will you be caught recycling?