Welcome to our city! As a new resident, there are a few things we want you to know right away:
In Shorewood you contract with your own trash hauler out of the four licensed to serve the city. If you would like organics collection, only Randy’s offers the service. It is free for one year if you mention you would like the free service through the city grant.
Top question from new residents: How do I recycle all of these moving boxes?
Because recycling truck drivers are discouraged from getting out of trucks due to safety concerns, piling the boxes next to the cart is not generally an option. If you can lay them flat under the lid of the cart that works. If there are too many the easiest thing to do is take them to the free drop off:
- Minnetonka Public Works
11522 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Large blue dumpsters on site for 24/7 drop-off
- Carver County Environmental Center
It is a quick drive down Highway 41 on the Chanhassen/Chaska border. Check hours online.
Recycling collection is every other week. Get a copy of the calendar, or text "blue" to 292929 for reminders that it is recycling week. Recycling materials cannot be left outside of the cart. If you have extra recycling you can save it for the next recycling day, ask a neighbor if they have space in their cart, or take the extra to one of the drop-offs. Report a missed collection before noon the following day at 952.960.7900 (city hall).
Following are some great ways we work to communicate with our residents. Always feel free to call us at city hall if you have any questions, comments or city issues.
- You can subscribe to a number of email options, including road construction updates, each of which you can change or opt out of at your convenience. Check out the entire list online at http://tinyurl.com/ShorewoodEmail.
- The city is present on NextDoor.com under City of Shorewood.
- We keep three different Facebook pages. City of Shorewood is the general city site; Arctic Fever is our winter festival page, and Shorewood Community & Event Center has community center events and programs.
- The city is on Twitter under @ShorewoodMN.
- Our city website is always updated and can be found at www.ci.shorewood.mn.us. It was just redesigned, so if you have problems finding anything please let us know so we can help make the site user friendly. The community center website is www.ShorewoodCEC.com. And the Arctic Fever site is www.arcticfever.net. Bookmark them all!
- SeeClickFix is a way you can instantly report issues such as property complaints, potholes, park or street issues, etc. from your phone, tablet or computer.
There is also our monthly city newsletter, ShoreReport. It is available by email only (subscribe online at http://tinyurl.com/ShorewoodEmail)--if you want it only by email and not postal mail, just click the appropriate box. You can also receive it both by email and postal mail by selecting “no” for the email only option. Those not subscribing should receive it monthly by postal mail. If you are not receiving the newsletter, please reply to this email with your address.
Please make sure you have signed up for the city emergency alert system (email, voicemail and text). Also submit other cell phone and email addresses of those living in the house that might need alerted in case of a road emergency. You may contact city hall, 952.960.7900, with the information, or provide it online, http://ci.shorewood.mn.us/services/public_alert_system.php.