Waste and Recycling


Pumpkin Recycling Drop-off

Recycle your carved pumpkins from November 1st to 6th at the Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave NE in Fridley. Residents can drop their old pumpkins into the collection bin in Springbrook Nature Center’s parking lot and the City of Fridley will recycle it for no charge. These collected pumpkins will be transformed into compost, a rich additive for soil that is used in gardening and on construction sites to reduce erosion. 

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Upcoming Paper Shredding and Recycling Drop-Off Events

Free, Unlimited, Secure Paper Shredding will be offered on November 4 from 9 AM - noon. A paper shredding truck will be parked under the electronic Fairview/Fridley sign adjacent to Fire Station #1 off of the University Ave service road.

Check back for more information on future recycling drop-off events in 2018. Future dates and pricing will be here.

Curbside Recycling: What You Need to Know

Click Here for a List of What Can Go in Your Curbside Recycling

Residential recycling in Fridley is picked up every other week on either a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Holidays may affect your recycling day.

You can now get text message reminders on your recycling week (standard data rates apply):
For residents in the grey recycling zone, text grey to 292929
For residents in the blue recycling zone, text blue to 292929

Click Here for a Map to Determine Your Recycling Zone and Day.


Free Upgrade to Larger 96 Gallon Recycling Carts Available at No Charge!

If you need additional space for cardboard or other recycling, call the City Recycling provider Republic (formerly Allied) Services to request your free upgrade to a larger recycling cart at 952-941-5174.  The larger cart is not much bigger at the base, just a bit taller. Many households that increase their recycling bin can request a smaller garbage bin from their waste hauler, resulting in increased savings on your waste bill!

Additional Information about Curbside Recycling

  • You do not need to sort recycling, all recyclable items can go in the cart.
  • All plastics marked #1-7 are recyclable.
  • Please rinse milk, yogurt, and other food containers before recycling to avoid bad odors.
  • Don't put plastic bags into the recycling cart. Check your local grocery store - many collect plastic bags for recycling. 

Other Recycling Options

  • For additional information, visit the Anoka County Recycling and Resource Solutions web page for comprehensive recycling information for bulky items and other hard to dispose of items. You can also find information about recycling reusable items, batteries and plastic bags.
  • Learn about getting rid of fluorescent bulbs or household hazardous waste like paint and chemicals at the Anoka County website.
  • For additional options paper shredding in-between city events, Fridley has First Shred, local fee-based business for secure paper shredding. Other businesses may also be available near Fridley. A couple of times per year, U.S. Federal Credit Union of Fridley has free paper shredding events. Other paper shredding info may be found here courtesy of Anoka County.

Garbage Service

Need to set up garbage and yard waste pick-up service? Contact a licensed garbage hauler to set up service. Weekly garbage service is required by code.

Yard waste is a separate service contracted for with your garbage company and is optional because residents could also take yard waste to the Bunker Hills Compost site in Coon Rapids or practice at-home composting to create a reusable product for flower beds and vegetable gardens!  The City does not pick up yard waste or Christmas trees.