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Get to know your options for disposing of large items

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Last year, the City debuted a new program for monthly reusable and recyclable bulky item pickup. The goal of the new program is to reuse and recycle more, and landfill less. This monthly service is a great way to dispose of bulky items that can be recycled or are in good enough condition to be reused. To see when you can use this service, refer to the weeks outlined in blue below. Another option for disposing of bulky items is Curbside Cleanup, which now takes place every other year on even years. Curbside Cleanup will be held this spring. Items picked up during Curbside Cleanup go to the landfill. Read below to learn more about two of your options for disposing of bulky items.

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Monthly bulky item pickup for reuse and recycling

The City is partnering with Better Futures Minnesota to collect certain bulky reusable and recyclable items at the curb to reduce the number of these items that end up going to a landfill. Households with City garbage and recycling service can schedule a monthly pick up of reusable and recyclable items. The pickup weeks are identified with a blue outline, as shown above, on the 2024 garbage and recycling calendar. You can find the full 2024 garbage and recycling calendar on the City’s website at

How to schedule a pickup: Pickup must be scheduled by 4 p.m., at least two business days ahead of your regular monthly pickup day. You can schedule by phone at 612-353-5400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at

There is no extra cost for these items to be picked up. Service is included in the monthly Bulky Item Management fee on your utility bill.

What’s accepted? Reusable or recyclable large- and medium-sized items like mattresses, box springs, large appliances, furniture, bicycles and more are accepted. Items that do not follow acceptability guidelines will not be picked up and it will be the resident’s responsibility to dispose of those items. To learn more and see the full list of accepted items with quantity limits, visit

Curbside Cleanup coming in April

This year, Curbside Cleanup will take place between April and May.  The next Curbside Cleanup will take place in 2026.

For more information

For questions about Curbside Cleanup, visit or call 952-563-8760.

To find tips about how to dispose of items not accepted at the curb, visit the Green Disposal Guide on Hennepin County at or call 612-348-3777.

2024 Curbside Cleanup schedule

West of Normandale (Friday hauling district) April 6

Normandale to France (Thursday hauling district) April 13

France to Penn (Wednesday hauling district) April 20

Penn to Portland (Tuesday hauling district) April 27

East of Portland (Monday hauling district) May 4