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Twin Cities Trash and Garbage Service

Aside from Minneapolis garbage pickup, Aspen serves residential customers in the following nearby cities:

Aspen does more than pick up garbage. Expect spotless trucks, attractive collection containers, and neat, courteous drivers. We also have real people to answer your calls. To find out if Aspen does garbage pickup in Minneapolis or other areas call 612-884-8008.

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Aspen collects single sort recycling in Apple Valley, Eagan and Burnsville every week on your trash service day. In Bloomington and Richfield recycling is collected every other week on your trash service day.

Bloomington Recycle Schedule

Richfield Recycle Schedule

For information on recycling pickup in other cities contact your city office.

Aspen’s Standard Recycling Practices *

Generally, Aspen does recycling trash pickup in Minneapolis every other week on your trash service day.

Please have your carts out by 6:30 a.m.We provide a 65- gallon container for single sort recycling in addition to a 35, 65 or 95 gallon container for trash.

You’re assigned a pickup week — GREEN or GRAY — depending on where you live.

If you live in Bloomington, your recycling will be collected on the GREEN week. Aspen serves the City of Bloomington through a city-managed contract for waste and recycling services, so if you’re a resident of Bloomington, please direct questions to the City at 952-563-8726 or visit

If you live in Richfield, your recycling will be collected on the GREEN week.

If you live in Apple Valley or Burnsville, please see your new customer information or call Aspen Customer Service at 612-884-8008 for information regarding your collection week.

Please call 612-884-8008 with any questions.

Get Aspen’s Minneapolis trash removal and residential holiday collection and recycling calendars here.

Single sort recycling instructions

Place these items together in your cart

  • Bottles, containers, tubs and lids smaller than 3 gallons  (#1, #2, #5)
  • Aluminum, steel, tin cans
  • Beer, wine, liquor bottles
  • Food jars
  • Glass jars
  • Pie tins
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Cardboard, flattened
  • Cereal, cracker, pasta boxes 
  • Dairy and juice cartons
  • Electronics boxes 
  • Foil containers
  • Mail, office & school paper
  • Magazines, catalogs
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Phone books
  • Pop and beer boxes
  • Shoe boxes, gift boxes


  • Auto, mirror or tinted glass
  • Batteries
  • Blueprints, transparencies
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpeting
  • Clothing
  • Hazardous waste or containers
  • Crystal glassware
  • Disposable diapers
  • Egg carton boxes
  • Light bulbs
  • Metal or steel objects such as nails, wire, hangers or case strapping
  • Paper towels, napkins, tissue
  • Pet-soiled paper
  • Photos, photographic paper
  • Plastic bags
  • Pyrex, heat-resistant ovenware
  • Rubber-type materials, latex
  • Self-adhesive labels
  • Styrofoam
  • Toys
  • Wax coated boxes


  • Rinse food from containers
  • Break down large items
  • Flatten cardboard & boxes
  • Extra cardboard boxes can be flattened and tied into bundles no more than
  • 3 ft. long by 3 ft. wide by 1 ft. tall and placed next to your cart.

Single Sort Recycling Instructions pdf download- English

Organics recycling instructions


  • All FOOD scraps
  • Pizza boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Non-recyclable PAPER products:
  • Napkins, paper towels, tissues
  • Uncoated paper plates, cups, food containers, utensils
  • Uncoated straws
  • All BPI Certified compostable products certified by:
  • Biodegradable Products Institute
  • Cedar Grove Certified Products
  • Other compostable products including:
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags
  • Plants and flowers
  • Wooden items such as chopsticks, popsicle sticks and toothpicks


  • PLASTICS of any kind including: styrofoam, plastic bottles, condiment packets, plastic packaging, chip bags, candy wrappers, compostable plastics that do not meet BPI Certification standards.
  • Coffee cups not certified compostable
  • Fast food wraps, plastic coated paper, freezer boxes
  • Milk cartons, and other beverage cartons
  • Paper coated with foil
  • Cardboard boxes coated in wax
  • Wood pallets
  • METAL items including foil, metals, cans
  • Clothing
  • Glass
  • Diapers, sanitary products, pet waste
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Liquids or oil
  • Gum
  • Recyclable items: cartons, glass, plastic, paper, metal

*Only certified compostable bags may be used. If the driver identifies non-compostable plastic bags or other contamination in an organics load, service will be delayed until the container can be dumped as regular trash, and applicable fees for extra trash and/or extra trip charges will apply.

Organics Recycling pdf download

Need more information about Minneapolis garbage collection, as well as in other areas? Check out these Twin Cities municipal recycling links:
Hennepin County Environmental Services
St. Paul and Ramsey County
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

 (may differ per city)


To enroll in the premium yard waste plan or to schedule an one-time pickup, please call Aspen at 612-884-8008


Send a service request.

Sign up for Aspen’s premium yard waste service.

What’s considered yard waste?

This is yard waste

  • Bagged leaves
  • Bagged grass clippings
  • Bagged garden waste (Limit 35 lbs. per bag)
  • Brush and twigs (limbs no more than 3 in. in diameter and no more than 4 ft. long tied in bundles no more than 2 ft. in diameter.)

This is not yard waste

  • Dirt, sod, hay, straw
  • Apples, pumpkins
  • Tree stumps and Large branches
  • Animal feces
  • Dead animals
  • Rocks, concrete, asphalt
  • Mulch

At your request, Aspen can perform yard waste and garbage pickup in Minneapolis and neighboring cities. Yard waste must be placed at the curb or alley on your regular trash service day.

Please have your yard waste ready for pickup by 6 a.m. in St. Paul, and 7 a.m. in other cities, on the day of your regular trash collection.

Compostable bags are required for bagged yard waste, or, you may request a wheeled Yard Waste Cart (additional charges apply). Call Aspen customer service at 612-884-8008. The Biodegradable Products Institute product catalog lists certified compostable products.

Yard Waste Season

Yard waste season normally runs from April through November, weather permitting. Specific dates change each year.

On-Call Yard Waste PlanIf you need yard waste and trash service in Minneapolis and nearby cities, call Aspen by noon the day before your regular service day. For example, (by noon Friday if your pickup day is Monday. Schedule pickup of your bagged, bundled or carted yard waste along with your regular trash collection. Yard waste will not be picked up without prior authorization. A service charge will be billed for each bag, bundle, or cart-full picked up.

Schedule a one-time yard waste pickup. Or, call Aspen customer service at 612-884-8008.

Premium Yard Waste Plan

For a non-refundable annual fee, we’ will pick up unlimited bagged, bundled or carted yard waste each week along with your regular trash collection during the yard waste season. You may sign up for the premium yard waste plan at any time during this period. Once you cancel your Aspen garbage services in Minneapolis and other cities, your yard waste plan will automatically be cancelled. Yard waste plan annual fees are non-refundable.

Enroll in the premium yard waste plan.

Or, call Aspen customer service at 612-884-8008


Trash cans with the Aspen Waste logo on themYour service includes free use of a clean, attractive, sturdy cart with wheels.

Monthly rates depend on cart size.

35 Gal.
Recommended for households of
1-2 people.

65 Gal.
Recommended for households of
2-3 people

95 Gal.
Recommended for households of
4+ people


Tacklinge a big project such as remodeling, landscaping or a thorough spring or fall cleanup? We can provide the container you need to get rid of the extra garbage and debris.

We’ll deliver a roll off box that’s the right size for your job on the day of your choice. Call us at 612-884-8000, or send an on demand service request.

Less than a roll off? We’ll collect trash that’s too much for your cart, such as furniture, on the day of your regular pickup or any other day when you call or request an extra pickup.

Twin Cities Minneapolis Trash Collection Roll off container sizes

Size Typical Exterior Dimensions Max. Volume
20 yard 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. high 20 cubic yards
30 yard 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 6 ft. high 30 cubic yards
40 yard 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 8 ft. high 40 cubic yards

Please call Aspen customer service at 612-884-8008 to discuss your options, obtain pricing and schedule delivery.


How to Save on Big Disposal.

When filling a roll off container, don’t intermix different types of waste in the box.

Construction/demolition waste, yard waste and household trash are each taxed differently. Household trash incurs a much higher tax rate, so if you contaminate your yard waste or construction debris with trash, you may have to pay much more than anticipated to dispose of it. Also don’t hide prohibited items, such as tires or appliances, in the load because you’ will be charged more by the disposal site.


In accordance with Minnesota Statute 115.A.9302, Aspen Waste Systems, Inc. hereby discloses that mixed solid waste collected will be delivered to the following facilities during the next 12 months:

Hennepin Energy Resource Co.
505 6th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Type: Mass Burn Waste-to-Energy
MN P.C.A. Permit No.: SW-396

Or to:

Great River Energy
Elk River Resource Processing Plant
10700 165th Avenue N.W.
Elk River, MN 55330
Type: Refuse Derived Fuel Waste-to-Energy
MN P.C.A. Permit No.: SW-305

Or to:

Recycling and Energy Center
100 Red Rock Road
Newport, MN 55055
Type: Refuse Derived Fuel Waste-to-Energy
MN P.C.A. Permit No.: SW-286

Or to:

Burnsville Sanitary Landfill
2650 W. Cliff Road
Burnsville, MN 55337
Type: Solid Waste Landfill Demo
Mn P.C.A. Permit No.: SW-56

Do you have more questions about Minneapolis garbage service? Contact us here.