Recycling


Shorewood contracts with Republic Services for residential recycling. Each single-family home up to four-plex in Shorewood is covered under the service contract. The 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 it is billed on the quarterly utility bill.

Collection Schedule
Please have recycling carts curbside on recycling day no later than 7 a.m. Recycling is collected every other week on Wednesday (for mainland) and Thursday (for islands). If your collection day falls on or after a holiday, it will be delayed one day throughout the week. Do not assume collection will be the same time each week. Report a missed pickup to the city at 952.960.7900 before 12 p.m. the following day. To receive reminders, alerts, and tips via email, join our mailing list.

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What Can I Recycle?
See the Recycling Tips page for information on what can be recycled, as well as how to dispose of hard-to-recycle materials. Shorewood contracts with Republic Services for residential recycling. 

What Happens to my Recycling?
Recycling helps conserve natural resources and protects our environment by creating a circle called the recycling loop. It begins with collecting materials that can be recycled and turning them into new products. In Minnesota, at least 85% of the material sent to a recycling center will be sorted, baled, and sent to a recycling market. Watch the video below to see what happens to the materials that you place in your recycling container.