Recycling & Resource Solutions

Tell us how to improve recycling

We want to hear from Anoka County residents and businesses about their recycling practices and where the county should focus waste and recycling efforts in the future. Take one or both of our on line surveys. 

If you live in Anoka County take our Residential Survey

If you have a business in Anoka County take our Business Survey

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Saturday, August 5
Saturday, August 26
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Anoka County makes it easy for residents to properly manage their household hazardous waste.  Read more.  

Anoka County Organics Drop-off Program

Be a part of the Anoka County Organics Drop-off Program.  Read more about it and sign-up here.

Anoka County compost sites open warm weather hours

Anoka County compost sites are now open more hours to collect yard waste and organics (food & non-recyclable paper) April - November.  View hours, directions and fees here.

Compost Bin Sale

Jump start your gardening efforts!  Learn more.

County Facility Locations and Hours

Prescription Drug Disposal

Safely dispose of unused prescription drugs.  Learn more about the Anoka County Sheriff's Office Prescription Drug Take Back Program.


  • Reusing Household Items - Give the things around your home a second life. We have a few ideas to get you thinking. Plus, they're great projects for kids!
  • Recycling: Then and Now - Learn how recycling has changed over the years, how recyclables are sorted and what items/products are made using recycled materials.
  • Pigs Aren't Picky - Leftover school lunches become a feast fit for a pig! See how this unique partnership between schools and farmers is saving our resources one tray at a time. 


  1. Search the Recycling and Disposal Directory

    Find locations that will handle recyclables and other materials.

  2. Residential Recycling Opportunities

    Residential recycling opportunities for your municipality.

  3. Composting/Organics

    Learn everything there is to know about composting.

  4. Household Hazardous Waste Facility

    How to use the household hazardous waste facility.

  5. Commercial Recycling

    Recycling information for businesses.

  6. Recycling at Events

    Recycle and collect organics at your community events.

  7. Special Topics

    Check out more waste management topics.

  8. Reduce

    Learn how to reduce waste.

  9. Reuse

    Reuse to conserve resources.

  10. Publications

    Browse publications from Recycling & Resource Solutions.

  11. Other Resources

    More information on waste and toxicity reduction, reuse, and recycling from other agencies and organizations.