City of Scandia, MN

CLEAN UP WEEK - Saturday, April 29, 2023 through Saturday, May 6, 2023

"Spring Cleanup Week":

Clean-Up Week- City-Wide Clean-up Week is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2023, through Saturday, May 6, 2023, at SRC, Inc. Waste and Recycle site in Wyoming, MN. Residents may drop off rubbish items not taken by their regular trash hauler such as appliances, tires, furniture, mattresses, scrap metal and wood at the SRC facility located at 6320 East Viking Boulevard, Wyoming, MN. During this week, Scandia residents will receive a 20% discount off regular collection prices listed here.  Be prepared to show proof of residency, such as a drivers license. Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturdays, and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm M—F.  Call SRC at 651 462-1099 with any questions, or visit their website

Mattress Recycling
Do you have a mattress or box spring that needs to be thrown away? Did you know that 95% of your mattress can be recycled?

The City of Scandia is collaborating with Ramsey/Washington County Recycling and Energy to offer free mattress and box spring recycling collection by Second Chance Recycling. You simply book a date with Second Chance Recycling and then set the mattresses or box springs outside for collection. You may choose a pick-up date of either Monday, May 1, 2023 or Wednesday, May 3, 2023.   There is no cost for the collection, but there is a limit up to four per household.

Beginning on April 24, 2023, please visit Second Chance Recycling website to book a pickup date in Scandia.

Any questions, please contact City Staff at 651-433-2274.
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Recycle Film Plastic:Plastic Film Recycling Poster Photo
Plastic collection bin in the Community Center! Bring your clean, dry, and plastic film that is free of food residue to be recycled to earn a park bench for Scandia! Accepting plastic film with the recycling numbers 2 and 4 printed. 500# collected before July 1, 2023 earns a bench. Reduce - Reuse - Recycle in Scandia!  

An additional collection bin for clean and dry plastics is located at Cenex at 14860 Scandia Trail N, Scandia, MN 55073, during their store hours! M-F, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and S-S, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
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Trash & Recycling Collection:

Scandia is serviced by one refuse haulers.
Household Hazardous Waste:
Washington County’s Environmental Center provides residents with a free and convenient disposal of household hazardous waste, electronics and recyclables. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license, is required.
The center is located at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129 (corner of Bailey Road & Cottage Grove, 4 miles south of I-94.) Phone: 651 275-7475
Visit the Washington County website  for more information including hours of operation and details on products accepted.
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Car Donations:
Do you have a vehicle you'd rather donate than try to sell or trade? Below are links to non-profit organizations that offer fast, convenient vehicle donation services. They'll even come to your house to pick up the vehicle for you, regardless of whether or not its running.
Wheels for Wishes - Benefiting the Minnesota Make-A-Wish Foundation 1-844-476-9474
Cars for Homes - Benefiting Habitat for Humanity 1-877-277-4344
Vehicles for VeteransBenefiting Disabled Veterans 1-855-811-4838
Minnesota Car Donations - Benefiting Veterans 1-877-594-5822 (accepts other motorized vehicles including motorcycles, boats, RVs, golf carts and riding lawn mowers)
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"Spring Cleanup Week":
City-wide Cleanup Week is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022 through Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the SRC / Forest Lake Sanitation site in Wyoming, MN.  Residents may drop off refuse items not taken by their regular trash hauler, such as appliances, tires, furniture, mattresses, scrap metal, and wood. Materials considered hazardous waste will not be accepted. The SRC facility is located at 6320 E. Viking Boulevard in Wyoming and is open from 8 to 4:30 on weekdays, 8 to 1:30 on Saturdays. During this week, Scandia residents will receive a 20% discount off regular collection prices listed here.  Be prepared to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license. Contact SRC or 651 464-2321 with any questions.
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NEW Organics drop-off at the Washington County Environmental Center! 
The organics drop-off program is for residents who are recycling organics at home. The program is open to residents of Washington, Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey counties. Free starter kits and compostable bags are only available to Washington County residents. The Center does not accept organics from businesses. Visit for details on business recycling.
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Backyard Composting
Scandia does not have a municipal composting or yard-waste site.   Washington County's Department of Public Health and Environment provides information about composting on their website, including a listing of compost sites, some of which may accept materials from Scandia residents. Fees may apply. Contact the compost sites for details.   

Northern Yard Waste Site is free and open to Washington county residents. Accepted items include leaves, grass clippings, brush, tree waste, and other plant materials. Located at 5527 170th St. N., Hugo, MN 55038.

Residents who do not have space on their own property for this type of composting yard waste, may sign up for the Scandia Composter's Registry.  The Registry is a list maintained by city staff to match Scandia residents with others who want these materials for their gardens or farms.  Call city staff at 651 433-2274 to sign up for the Registry.  We will ask what materials you have to give, and put you in contact with any other resident who may be willing to accept them. Names will not be posted publicly; this is simply a match-making service. All arrangements must be made between the private parties. 

Washington County is excited to partner with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to sell compost bins and rain barrels to residents at low cost. Find ordering information on the County's website.

To learn more about backyard composting and compost bins, check out the following websites: and Living Green 365.
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