Serving Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope We Make Recycling Easy

Curbside Recycling

Put acceptable items in your recycling cart loose - never in bags. Have your cart at the end or your driveway or on the boulevard by 6:30 a.m. on collection day, and at least three feet from other objects. Crews have until 6:00 p.m. to finish. See the list of what's acceptable at the bottom of the page, or click on the magnifying glass icon that says Can I Recycle This.

If you don't see your address, or have other questions, please email HRG at

YES -Put these items in your recycling cart

  • Plastic: bottles, jugs, cups, containers (leave lids on)
  • Paper: mail, magazines, newspaper, boxes (including clean delivery pizza boxes), cardboard, cereal and cracker boxes
  • Cartons: milk cartons, soup cartons, juice boxes
  • Glass: bottles and jars
  • Metal: food and beverage cans 


Next to your cart

  • Cardboard - flattened and taped or tied in bundles 4' x 4' x 6"
  • Extra recycling in paper shopping bags


NO - Do not put in recycling cart

  • Garbage, food waste, and diapers
  • Paper soiled with food, paper plates and cups; paper towels, napkins and tissues, gift wrap
  • Plastic bags, wrap, packaging, utensils
  • Clothing
  • Styrofoam™ cups, plates and packaging; packaging peanuts
  • Shredded paper
  • Window glass, drinking glasses, vases, mirrors, light bulbs
  • Wood, drywall
  • Scrap metal
  • Leaves, grass, brush

For more information email or call 763-493-8006