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Shorewood contracts with Republic Services for residential recycling. Each single family home up to 4-plex in Shorewood is covered under the service contract. Collection is every other week and each property is provided with 65 or 90 gallon recycling carts depending on preference. More than one cart can be provided upon request. Properties are charged $14 per quarter for the service and is billed on the quarterly utility bill.
Free drop off for organics is available to Shorewood residents:
- Minnetonka Public Works, 11522 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305 (open 24/7)
- Carver County Environment Center
- Hennepin County drop off centers
Free Curbside Organics Service
What can you put in curbside organics?
First-time organics customers are able to get one year of free curbside organics service through a Hennepin County Grant the city received, while supply lasts. Randy's Environmental is currently the only organics service provider in Shorewood. If you are interested in adding this to your garbage service contact Randy's Environmental Services, 763.972.3335. If you are with another garbage hauler, we encourage you to request they start offering service. If you have questions, please contact the city at 952.960.7900.
Some organic waste, including fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, grass clippings, plant trimmings and leaves can be composted in your backyard. Note that meat, bones, dairy, fats and oils cannot be composted in backyard bins. See the how to compost in your backyard factsheet (PDF) and learn about compost bins sold by Hennepin County.