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Guidelines for Curbside Garbage Service

All items for pickup need to be out by 6:00 AM.

TRASH – Each resident is offered a choice, set up by the City of Columbia Heights at (763) 706-3700 or ( The choices include a 35-, 65-, or 95-gallon refuse cart, serviced weekly. This cart will have a green body with a green lid. Below you will find the price list for bulk items.

Bulk/Large Item Collection

The contractor shall collect from residents that do not have unlimited garbage collection any bulky or large items or extra bags of garbage. Residents shall set up the collection and payment for service directly with the Contractor. The City will not bill residents for the collection of extra-large or bulky items.

*Prices listed are not reflective of any State, County, or Municipal taxes or additional fees. Payment of this will be the responsibility of the resident(s).


2014 $17.00     2015 $18.00

2014 $17.00     2015 $18.00

2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00 

Carpet (per 2 sq. yards)
2014 $7.00 per rool     2015 $8.00 per roll 

Chair – kitchen type 
2014 $7.00     2015 $8.00

Chair – upholstered 
2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

Construction Debris
2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

Exercise Equipment
2014 $17.00     2015 $18.00

Garage Door (tracks & opener)
2014 $17.00     2015 $18.00

Gas Grill (no tanks)
2014 $17.00     2015 $18.00

Grill (charcoal)
2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

Lawnmower (drained)
2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

2014 $22.00     2015 $24.00

2014 $7.00     2015 $8.00

2014 $7.00     2015 $8.00

Swing Set
2014 $35.00     2015 $40.00  

2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00  

2014 $6.00     2015 $6.00

Water Softener
2014 $17.00     2015 $18.00

2014 $12.00     2015 $13.00

For 95-gallon customers, the extra items will be picked up on your regular route at no additional charge. For items which may present challenge for one person to handle, we ask you to contact us in advance to ensure same day service. If you desire to change your trash service level, please call the city directly at 763-706-3700. Please remember that no hazardous waste (such as batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, oil based paints, etc.) are thrown in the trash.

Each resident is provided a 65-gallon single-stream recycling cart. This cart has a dark-green body and a red lid. Pick-up will take place every-other-week. Each service day is divided up into an A-week and a B-week schedule:

Recycling is very important to the City of Columbia Heights. The City pays the refuse disposal bill on a per ton basis. The residents will truly save costs with the city by recycling more. Below is the guide to recycling collection. Please consider making recycling a priority in your household and contribute to the city’s cost savings.

Pick up will occur from January5 - January 16, 2015. Please make sure that your trees are free of lights, decorations, and tinsel and that your tree is placed at the curb at least 5 feet away from other objects.

The yard waste collection season runs April 1 through November 30. Yard waste collection occurs on the same day as Refuse collection and is collected weekly. As of January 1, 2010, Minnesota State law requires all compost to be bagged using biodegradable bags. Plastic bags, often containing the made of recycling logo cannot be accepted. All yard waste must be placed curbside

There are also Anoka County Drop-Off sites available (

No charge to the residents. All brush must be bundled in manageable 3-foot lengths and can be no more than 4” in diameter. Brush is collected with our yard waste route. All brush must be place curbside.

Curbside appliance and electronics recycling are provided. Each household is allowed one white good (washer, dryer, dishwasher, water heater, ranges, air conditioner, dehumidifier, refrigerator and freezers). Appliances will be collected on Wednesdays with a specialized truck. All appliances must be scheduled by Monday of the same week for pick up. Additional appliances will be charged $14 per appliance, and a $25 trip fee if requesting pick-up more than once per calendar year. The details will be covered when placing an order. Below you will find the price list for electronics.

Trip fee of $25.00 per trip applies to the below prices (this is a per trip fee and not per item fee).

The easiest way to request appliance or electronics pick up is to email us at: You can also call us at (763) 225-8705 to order.

Service Questions?
Contact us during business hours (Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Call: (763) 225-8705

After Hours Requests (monitored by site personnel)
Email us:

Holiday Schedule

There will be no pickup on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Routes will be pushed back by one day following a holiday
For example, if Christmas Day is Tuesday and your normal service day is Wednesday, you will be serviced on Thursday.

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