Living in Shorewood: Recycling
Spring Clean Up
Spring Clean Up is Saturday, May 18, from 8 am-4 pm at Shorewood Public Works, 24200 Smithtown Road. Proof of Shorewood residency is required. See a complete list of what is collected, including fees if any. There is also a FREE shredding event in the City Hall parking lot, 5755 Country Club Road, from 9 am-noon on Saturday, May 18.
Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale
Each spring Recycling Association of Minnesota sponsors a sale of compost bins and rain barrels for residents of member cities. Items included in the sale:
E a r t h M a c h i n e Composter, $55
The Rain Catcher, $69
The Systern, $69
Local sale dates include:
April 19: City of Minnetonka Sale
•May 4: City of St. Louis Park Sale
•May 10: City of Plymouth Sale
You must pick up your ordered item on the date of the sale--NO EXCEPTIONS! Order your compost bin or Rain Barrel.
Cooking Oil Recycling
Carver County Environmental Services will collect used cooking oil for no charge. Please do not dispose of cooking oil in home drains or in storm sewers.
Medicine Drop Off Locations
Hennepin Councy has placed drop off bins for prescription and other unused medications at various locations throughout the county for the free disposal of medicines. Storing unused medicines in the home can be dangerous. Prescription drug abuse among the teen population is on the rise and there has been an increase of accidental poisonings. Disposing of medicines down the drain or in the garbage can cause groundwater contamination. The drop off sites are free and easy to use. Complete instructions and a list of accepted and unaccepted items should be reviewed before using the drop offs.
Some plastic bags may be included in the curbside cart including: grocery bags, retail bags (remove string ties & rigid plastic handles), and dry-cleaning bags (clean/dry and bundled into one bag). These plastic bags and many other plastic bags may be taken to drop off locations, including Cub Foods, Lakewinds, Byerlys, Lunds, Hennepin County Drop Off Centers, and Carver County Environmental Services. See a complete list of locations and plastic bags that may be dropped off by site.
Plastics #1-7 Recycling
Confused about which plastics you can now recycle? A description of the plastics you can recycle and how to prepare them is now available. One item that has changed about the preparation of recyclables is that you may now leave the lids on the conainers--in fact, you are encouraged to do so!
Get Rewarded for Recycling
The City of Shorewood has joined over 75,000 households in the Twin Cities to participate in a unique and innovative recycling program called RecycleBank. Allied Waste Services is our recycling services provider, offering “Single Sort” Recycling & RecycleBank.
Carts are emptied on an every other week basis. You and your family will earn RecycleBank Reward Points for your recycling efforts. The more our residents recycle, the more RecycleBank Points you’ll earn. Each recycling cart has its own individual RecycleBank ID Tag that associates your cart with your address, allowing Allied Waste & RecycleBank to keep track of your recycling participation and reward you. Your account is then credited with RecycleBank Points based on how much recycling has been picked up in Shorewood. You are able to go online, log into your personal account and redeem your RecycleBank Points for rewards. No computer? No problem. Call RecycleBank’s Customer Care line toll free at 888-727-2978. More Questions? Click Here
When is Recycling Service Pick-up?
Recycling is every other Wednesday on the mainland, Thursday on the Islands. Carts are to be curbside by 7:00 A.M. Print out your Recycling Calendar 2013 for a quick reference guide on dates and acceptable items.
What Can I Recycle?
No Food Waste, Garbage or Yard Waste
*Many additional plastic bags may be recycled at drop off locations.
When you purchase new electronics, don't throw the old in your garbage. Most electronics contain lead, mercury, or other hazardous materials that are illegal to throw in the trash. Hennepin County offers a free drop off service at the Bloomington and Brooklyn Park drop off sites. Best Buy stores also take many electronics for no charge, regardless of where they were purchased. If you can't find where you should take a particular item, please call city hall, 952.960.7900 for assistance.
Congratulations Shorewood Recyclers
Shorewood residents do a great job recycling--being one of only two cities in Hennepin County to reach county recycling goals! Minnetonka Beach was the number one rated city, follwed by Shorewood.
Other Recycling Opportunities
Many recycling ideas are available at your fingertips. Find more information at Rethink Recycling.