Recycling in Anoka County
(Integrated Waste Management Department)

Want to recycle an item?  Have something that needs proper disposal? Type the name of your item below and click the "Find It!" button.

See an index of all items in our directory


County Facility Locations and Hours:



You can recycle more!!!

New recycling opportunities starting this year!  Many haulers are now collecting additional materials.  Most haulers are now collecting #1-#7 plastics.  Many of you have asked to recycle yogurt cups and berry boxes; our recycling service industry now has markets for these items.  Most haulers have also started collecting milk cartons for recycling too.  Refer to our Recycling Guide to give you an idea of the new materials accepted in curbside recycling programs. Check with your hauler to get the list of materials that they are currently accepting!


Rethink Recycling
It matters more than you think.

Recycling one aluminum can save the energy equivalent of 6 ounces of gasoline.

Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for 6 hours.


Special Topics

Our recycling and disposal directory has basic information about how and where to take items.  The following items have more detailed information:



Don't throw that out. Reusing household items.

Give the things around your home a second life. We have a few ideas to get you thinking. Plus, they're great projects for kids!


Recycling: Then and Now

Learn how recycling has changed over the years, how recyclables are sorted and what items/products are made using recycled materials.


Pigs Aren't Picky

Leftover school lunches become a feast fit for a pig! See how this unique partnership between schools and farmers is saving our resources one tray at a time.


Quick Links

Your go-to guide for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities.


Learn how to Get Less.


Know the Flow website

Good habits can prevent water pollution. Learn more.


Anoka County Integrated Waste Management
Government Center
2100 3rd Avenue, STE 340
Anoka, MN 55303-5032
Phone: 763-323-5730  |  Fax: 763-323-5731  |  E-mail: use the Contact Us page