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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Garbage & Recycling

The City of Woodbury has an open collection system. This means that residents are free to choose any hauler provided the hauler is licensed by the city.

All licensed refuse haulers must provide weekly trash removal service with a separate rate for 30, 60 and 90 gallon trash volumes. Trash haulers also must provide curbside recycling pickup. Most do so on a weekly schedule; however, biweekly collection is allowed if haulers adhere to certain conditions.

Curbside Recycling Event - May 12-15

Each year, the City of Woodbury partners with local trash and recycling haulers to provide curbside recycling of appliances, tires and scrap metal at a discounted rate. Residents MUST call their hauler by Monday, April 28, to schedule a pick-up.

Check out the 2014 Curbside Recycling event flyer for more details.

List of licensed trash haulers

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, but you can "celebrate" all year long!

Need a recycling refresher?
It never hurts to review what recyclables should be placed at your curbside for pick-up by your hauler. In Woodbury, it is easiest to focus on the items collected by all licensed haulers in the city. Some companies may take items in addition to those below, so it is important to check with your hauler to determine what materials your hauler may collect in addition to this list.

YES! Recycle these items: 

  • Magazines, catalogs & phone books
  • Mixed paper & junk mail
  • Newspaper & inserts
  • Shredded paper (must be in closed paper bags)
  • Plastic bottles with a neck (#1 & #2)
  • Cans - steel and aluminum
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Cardboard
  • Boxboard – for example: cereal, cracker, pasta & toothpaste boxes

Other items that may be collected, depending on your hauler, include additional plastics, juice cartons, textiles and scrap metal. Please contact your hauler to determine whether any of these items are collected through your service.

Did you know?

  • In the last 12 months, Woodbury haulers have collected approximately 4,940 tons of recyclables from residential customers.
  • Of that total, approximately 3,089 tons consisted of paper (newspaper, magazines, junk mail, mixed mail, etc.).

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling one ton of paper saves:

  • 17 mature trees
  • 7,000 U.S. gallons of water
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 2 barrels of oil
  • Enough energy to power the average American home for six months (4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity)

Woodbury Recycling Guide icon-acrobat (358 KB)

Washington County Residential Disposal Guide