City of Blaine – New Premium Garbage Service

As of January 1st 2017, the City will be replacing its 96 Gallon Unlimited Garbage Service with their new 96 Gallon Premium Service.

The new service will allow residents to dispose of six (6) large or bulky items per year.  If you require more than 6 items to be collected in a calendar year you will need to contact Walters Recycling at (763) 780-8464 to arrange for an additional pick-up.  The cost for this will be itemized and subject to pricing as outlined in the city wide mailer. All fees associated with the collection of items, after your annual allocation of 6 items will be billed directly by Walters Recycling.

The new Premium Service is also changing how Construction Debris and Carpet is collected.  Residents will now be required to contact Walters to order a roll-off dumpster for Construction Debris and Carpet.  Premium Service will receive a discounted rate on roll-off dumpster fees.  All fees associated with the collection of items will be subject to the rates listed on the fee schedule outlined in the city wide mailer and will be billed directly by Walters Recycling.

In addition, the City of Blaine is implementing a new policy on the number of garbage carts residents may have.  Starting January 1st only 3-96 gallon carts will be allowed with Premium Service.  If you have more than 3-96 gallon carts, please leave the extra carts out on your first scheduled pickup day after January 1st.  Walters will remove all but 3 of the carts.


When does yard waste collection begin and end?
Weather Permitting, collection typically begins the first full week of April and runs through the last full week in November

What is the cost?
Please call our office (763) 780-8464 for pricing. Need an extra cart?  No problem, for a small fee we can provide you with an extra cart for your yard waste. Walters requires your yard waste service to be paid in full prior to your first pick-up.

When is the yard waste picked up?
Yard waste will be picked up on the same day as your trash removal. Please have your yard waste at the curb by 6:30 a.m. and space your carts at least 3 feet apart.

What yard waste is acceptable?
Leaves, grass clippings, weeds, brush and small bundled branches are accepted. Branches must be 4 feet or less in length, no larger than 3 inches around and tightly tied in bundles no more than 18 inches in diameter.

What type of bag or container do I use?
You must have a Walters yard waste cart in order to participate in the program, Walters will provide you with the use of a 96 gallon yard waste cart on wheels as part of the service.

Are plastic bags acceptable?
No, Effective January 1, 2010 Minnesota State law prohibits plastic bags from being disposed of in any yard waste compost facility. All lawn and leaf bags must be certified to be compostable. Therefore, if your yard waste is placed in a non-compliant bag, we will not be able to take them.

How do I sign up? You can call our office at (763) 780-8464 to sign up with a customer service representative or you can go to the tab on our website “pay you bill” and enter in your account number to pay on line.

2020 Bulk Fee Schedule:

For Rates on Bulk Items please contact Walters Recycling at (763) 780-8464.

For Rates on Roll-offs please contact Walters Recycling at (763) 780-8464.

  • More information regarding these change look for the City-wide mailer, or visit the city website

Cart Replacement Request

Our drivers tend to look for the obvious:

However you if are in need of a different cart either because your current cart is too large/small or is damaged, please use the form below to request one.