Garbage & Recycling

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Cambridge is in the process of evaluating opportunities for multiple garbage, refuse, recycling and yard waste services for 2020, but currently Waste Management is the sole hauler in the community.

Waste Management

Call (866) 909-4588 or (763) 325-6000 for set up and information.

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Recycling (Do's and Don'ts)

When non-recyclable items end up in  your recycling, they have the potential to turn the entire load into trash, resulting in contamination or additional service charges. Follow these simple Do's and Don'ts to help ensure long-term sustainability of recycling programs.

Recycling Do's

  • DO recycle all empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard
  • DO keep foods and liquids out of recycling
  • DO keep plastic bags out of recycling

Recycling Don'ts

  • DON'T bag your recyclables. Plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery
  • DON'T include food-soiled items - they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash
  • DON'T add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics - they can cause injury to our workers.
  • DON'T toss in "tanglers" like rubber hoses and wires - they can shut down an entire recycling center!
  • DON'T include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris

Want to learn more? Recycle Often has more resources!