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Nowthen Recycling Center

19800 Nowthen Blvd. NW Nowthen, MN 55303
Operating Hours
Tuesday- Friday 11am-5pm
The Recycling Center is under 24-hour surveillance. Any items left outside the door will be considered illegal dumping. Residents who choose to dump will receive a citation and be fined.

Recycling drop-off procedures for PAID recycling:

  • Items that require a fee to be recycled should be paid for in the city office Monday to Friday 10 AM - 5 PM. See below for a list of our free recycling.

  • You will receive a receipt and a red PAID sticker notating items. The white receipt copy will be given to you to show the recycling attendant; the yellow receipt copy may be given to city office staff. 

  • Credit card payments can be taken over the phone and in person.

Items we accept free of charge:

Paper Recycling

Rigid Containers

  • Cardboard

  • Catalogs & Magazines

  • Newspapers & Inserts

  • Office paper

  • Paper bags

  • Phone books

  • School paper

  • Shredded paper  (in closed paper bags)

  • Glass - brown, clear, and green food containers

  • Aluminum cans - food and pop cans

  • Steel and tin food cans

  • Plastic bottles and containers - ONLY those marked #1, #2, or #5

  • Please separate ALUMINUM cans from STEEL & TIN cans

Automotive Misc.

  • Oil & Oil filters

  • Antifreeze

  • Batteries  (no household batteries)

Scrap Metal

For Recycling questions, contact the City Office at 763-441-1347
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