Garbage, Recycling, Organics, and Spring Clean-Up Day

Property owners are responsible for contracting with the garbage provider of their choice as long as collection is done on Thursday and the provider uses lightweight trucks.

Recycling service is provided by Republic services via a contract with the city. The fee is paid with your annual utility bill from the city. There is no need to sign up for the program. Simply place your recycling cart curbside by 7am on Thursday mornings. If you do not have a cart or need a different size, please send a request to


In recent months, the city has received several calls / emails regarding “missed” pickups of recycling containers that ultimately were picked up later in the day than usual. The “usual” pickup time for Greenwood has shifted to be about 2 hours later than in the past, and it is important to note that collection time can be anywhere between 7am and 6pm on Thursdays. Please wait until after 6pm to report missed pickups. If your recycling is not picked up by 6pm, please send an email to with your name, address, and phone number.

Greenwood has a partnership with Deephaven to enable residents to recycle organics via an organics drop-off container  located at 20260 Minnetonka Blvd (Haralson Park - where the platform courts are located). The container will be available 24 hours a day and is equipped with a combination padlock to prevent illegal dumping. Send an email to to receive the padlock code. As part of this community-wide effort, additional drop-off containers will be located in Shorewood at 6000 Eureka Road (Freeman Park) and 5355 St. Alban’s Bay Road (South Shore Community Park) for you to use as well. Please use compostable bags to control odor and keep the site clean. All compostable bags must be labeled with the BPI Certification logo. These bags are available at most local retail outlets, grocery stores, hardware stores, etc. Paper grocery bags may also be used.

What material is acceptable in the Organics drop-off program?

Foods scraps
Food soiled paper
Certified compostable products
Additional information can be found at


Backyard Composting

Information on backyard can be found at Hennepin County Backyard Composting

Greenwood Spring Clean-Up Day typically is the 3rd Saturday in May. This FREE curbside service provides pick-up for many items not usually taken by garbage haulers. Only one trip will be made through the city, so be sure your items are curbside by 7am.


  1. Sofas, chairs, cabinets, tables, desks, etc.
  2. Carpet (must be tied in rolls no longer than 5 feet)
  3. Small construction debris piles, nails removed, sheetrock boxed or bagged (50 pound maximum per bag), plywood and paneling must be cut into sections, windows accepted if the frame is good. Wood must be no longer than 5 feet.
  4. Metal items, bicycles, grills, swing sets (must be disassembled and no concrete), lawn mowers, snowblowers, weed whips, etc. (oil / gas must be drained)
  5. General household junk, blinds, housewares, etc.
  6. Yard waste in compostable or paper bags.
  7. Brush must be bundled with twine and no longer than 5 feet and 3 inches in diameter.

 Broken glass, wood with nails, railroad ties, green treated wood, large windows and sliding glass doors, carpet with nail strips, fluorescent ballast and bulbs, TVs, computers or printers, microwaves, LP tanks, air conditioners, furnaces, appliances, firewood, stumps, bushes with root systems, water heaters, paint, oil, gas, hazardous waste, items over 100 pounds, car tires, batteries, car parts, yard waste in plastic bags, non-bundled brush, household food, garbage, or recycling.