Refuse & Recycling

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Refuse & Recycling

The Refuse and Recycling Department manages solid waste disposal for approximately 6,400 residential properties in Columbia Heights. Services include curbside trash, recycling, yard waste/organic composting, and special curbside collections (bulk, appliances, electronics, and mattresses/bedsprings), as well as a drop-off Recycle Center. Of these properties, about 150 are multi-dwelling with four or more units totaling more than 2,500 apartments or condominiums.

Sign up for or change refuse service
Are you a new homeowner just moving in? Before you can change your service you must first set up an account here. Want to make changes to your existing service? Go here. To view rates, go here

Walters Recycling AND REFUSE
Walters is the service provider for Columbia Heights as of Jan 1, 2023. Trash and recycling schedules have changed. To get your new schedule, visit or call 763-780-8464

Commercial and Business Refuse Services
Businesses and other non-residential properties not serviced via the City’s residential contract may arrange for their own service providers.  Also, for information and assistance developing a recycling program for your business visit Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions. Area businesses may also use the City’s Recycling Center to drop off recyclables.

online support form and missed pick-ups
Have a comment, complaint, service request, or missed pick-up? Public Works provides an online support form residents may fill out regarding specific issues with refuse and recycling service. 

city code and solid waste operations policy  
Read the City of Columbia Heights Refuse Services Code Ordinance here. 
Read the Solid Waste Management Operations Policy here.

Other questions
Can't find what you're looking for online? Call Public Works at 763-706-3727 with additional questions.