Information for new residents

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 in Minnetonka. It is open 24/7 so it is really easy! It is at Minnetonka Public Works, 11522 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305. You can’t miss the big blue dumpsters. Another option for cardboard and hazardous waste items is Carver County Environmental Center. It is a quick drive down Highway 41 on the Chanhassen/Chaska border.

The recycling calendar is online. A new calendar will be coming out in December and you should receive it by mail. It is also on the city website under “Recycling”. 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

There is also our monthly city newsletter, ShoreReport. It is available by email only (subscribe online at you want it only by email and not postal mail, just enter "y" the appropriate box. You can also receive it both by email and postal mail by selecting “n”. Those not subscribing should receive it monthly by postal mail. If you are not receiving the newsletter, please notify city hall, or send your address and the purpose of the email to the city.

It is important to sign-up for the city emergency alert system (email, voicemail and text). Please make sure you provide the city with cell and landline phone numbers and other email addresses of those living in the house that might need to be alerted in case of a road or other emergency. You may also contact city hall at 952.960.7900 to update your emergency contact information.