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Wednesday, October 01, 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.

Did you know?
 
In the last 12 months, Woodbury haulers have collected approximately 5,000 tons of recyclables from residential customers.
 
Recycling in Minnesota reduces emissions equal to  taking 2.3 million cars off the road.
 
Over 19,000 Minnesota jobs are involved with recycling.
 
Recycling is not taxed, compared to garbage service that is charged a 35 percent tax. 
 
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)