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 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 open 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.