New Waste Collection Services Start Jan 1

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New Waste Collection Services Start Jan 1

This October, the City Council chose not to renew the City’s contract with Waste Management and instead approved a joint contract with Walters Recycling & Refuse and Haulstar Sanitation. Since driver shortages and the collection process in alleys are ongoing issues, the two companies will split the workload to cover all of Columbia Heights.

Beginning in January, Haulstar will provide weekly trash service as well as bi-weekly recycling service to all homes that currently have their collections in alleys. Walters will provide trash and recycling services to all homes with curbside collection. The joint contract covers a 4-year term, with a 1-year extension option. The City also recently approved a 4-year contract with College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving for bulk pick-up services.

Watch for Updates
There are several details relating to these contract and service changes still under review and yet to be finalized. Keep an eye on future newsletters and the City’s website. The City will post updates and additional details as they are confirmed.

Check regularly for updates. The City will also post updates on its utility bill statements and social media pages, and in its newsletter and monthly e-newsletter. Residents can sign up for monthly updates at