City of Scandia, MN

CLEAN UP WEEK - Saturday, May 1, 2021 through Saturday, May 8, 2021


Clean Up PricesCity-Wide Clean-up Week is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, through Saturday, May 8, at the SRC/Forest Lake Sanitation site,  6320 E Viking Blvd, 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. Be prepared to show proof of residency such as a driver’s license. Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 1:30pm on Saturdays, and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm M—F. Please call SRC at 651 464-2321 for more information.


 

Trash Collection:
Scandia is serviced by two refuse haulers.
Recycling:
Forest Lake Sanitation (SRC) provides curbside pick-up of household recycling materials for all Scandia residents every other week. Residents are provided a 64-gallon cart at no charge. A 96-gallon cart is available upon request. Pick-up is on Thursday for residents south of Highway 97, and Friday for residents north of Highway 97. For more information, call 651-464-2321Even if you use another company for your trash service, you may contact SRC to arrange for your recycling container and regular pick-up. 
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NEW - March 3, 2021 - SRC now accepts clean #5 PP plastics in recycling in addition to #1 PETE and #2 HDPE plastics with narrow necks.  

#5 PP (polypropylene) has a high melting point, so it's often chosen for containers that will hold hot liquid. It's gradually becoming more accepted by recyclers.  Found in: Some yogurt containers, syrup and medicine bottles, caps, straws.

Note on recycling shredded paper:  Paper waste from your home paper shredder is accepted by SRC.  They recommend placing the shredded paper in a paper grocery bag and stapling the bags closed.  Put the bag in your bin for pick-up with your other recyclables. This keeps the shreds from blowing around and allows for easier processing and sorting. 

Waste Management also offers recycling pick-up for their customers.  Call 1-877-793-1559 for more information. For more information on recycling and disposal options, check out the Washington County Disposal Directory. View the Going Green Guide for more information on recycling, yard waste, special events, education resources, and the County's Environmental Center.
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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, May 1, 2021 through Saturday, May 8, 2021, 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 BizRecycling.com 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: www.RethinkRecycling.com and Living Green 365.
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