City of Maple Grove Closes Recycling Center, Offers Alternative Recycling Options
The city of Maple Grove has announced the closure of its Recycling Drop-off Center.
The decision was made to close the recycling center on Fernbrook Lane after more than 30 years due to Maple Grove’s robust curbside residential recycling program and the accessibility of the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park.
“Since the Covid pandemic, the site is just not of size to to handle that amount of cardboard, plus it’s not environmentally protected. It’s open to the elements,” said Ken Ashfeld, Public Works Director and City Engineer, Maple Grove.
Maple Grove residents looking for additional recycling options can rely on the city’s contracted recycler, Republic Services.
The company says it can provide residents with a larger recycling cart upon request, as well as a second cart free of charge for households that generate large amounts of recyclables.
In addition to the curbside recycling option, Maple Grove residents can utilize the nearby Hennepin County Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park.
Hennepin County Drop-off Facility Accepting Wide Array of Materials
The facility accepts a wide range of recyclable materials at no cost.
Common items such as paper, glass, aluminum, plastics and cardboard can be dropped off, similar to what is accepted in curbside recycling.
Residents are also able to dispose of organics, household products, household waste products, cleaning materials, batteries, used automobile fluids, and even electronics.
While most items can be dropped off at no cost, there may be disposal fees associated with certain materials at the county facility.
Residents should contact the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility to inquire about fees.