|Aspen Waste Systems provides
a wide variety of waste collection and recycling services to residential
and commercial customers. Our services are characterized by four themes
that govern what we do and how we do it.
Extraordinary service. We are committed to providing superior service to all of our customers large or small. You’ll experience that commitment from the moment you call us: a real person answers the phone, answers questions and solves problems. Our attention to service detail applies equally to a one-person household or a multinational corporation.
Environment-friendly disposal. We dispose of all waste in the most environment friendly methods available in each area we serve. We focus on your needs, not maintaining a landfill.
Locally owned. Aspen is owned and operated by people who live here. Decisions are made locally and we reinvest in your communities. Profits are not shipped to other states – or countries!
Clean collection. Garbage collection and disposal is a necessity in our society, but it doesn’t have to be unsightly. We meticulously maintain our equipment and your collection site to enhance the livability of your surroundings. Our drivers are neat, clean and helpful.
Residential Services. We provide weekly trash collection to many communities in the Twin Cities. We also provide yard waste service and pickup of extra, larger items when requested. For big jobs we deliver large containers to your home on a day of your choice. Sign up for service.
Commercial Services. Our business services are cost-conscious and customer focused, tailored to meet the demands of businesses large and small.
For more details about how our services can solve problems or cut costs, please call us at 612-884-8008 (residential service) or 612-884-8000 (commercial service)
Compostable yard waste bags are required for yard waste pickup. Read more
Compostable bags are required for yard waste pickup
Effective January 1, 2010, customers who bag their yard waste must use compostable bags. A new law forbids the use of conventional plastic bags for yard trimmings collected in the Twin Cities area. Approved bags must be either paper or biodegradable, compostable plastic bags that meet ASTM D6400 specifications.
The new law affects residents in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Hennepin (excluding the City of Minneapolis), Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
Your yard waste must be bagged in a compostable bag, or Aspen will not be allowed to pick it up.
The new compostable bags are clear, green tinted, or white. They are made from biodegradable plastic that will break down in a composting site (regular plastic yard bags do not). The bags can be purchased at home improvement, grocery and retail stores. Look for bags that meet the ASTM Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics (D6400).
Aspen also allows you to rent a wheeled Yard Waste Cart. Call 612-884-8008 for details.
Manufacturers and brands of certified compostable plastic bags can be seen at this website.
Visit Aspen's Yard Waste page for other yard waste options.