Refuse & Recycling

Recycling & Refuse

NOTICE:  City Recycling/Waste Service - Republic Services will be operating under the guidelines listed in the Republic Services Notice due to COVID-19.

Excelsior contracts with Republic Services for pick-up of recyclable materials and residential waste. Recyclables are picked up at the curb every other week on the same day as your normal refuse collection. Materials must be at the curb by 7:00 am. Following a holiday, pick-up will be one day late for the rest of the week. For missed pick-up or questions, please contact Republic Services, Customer Service, at (952) 941-5174.

Commercial refuse haulers are required to be licensed in the City of Excelsior.

2021 Licensed Haulers List (PDF)

Materials to Recycle

AcceptedNot Accepted
Newspaper & Newspaper InsertsGarbage
Magazines & CatalogsFood Waste
All Junk Mail & EnvelopesFood-Tainted Items (used paper plates)
Cardboard (break down boxes)Paper Towels or Paper Napkins
Office & School Paper (all colors)Pizza Boxes
Phone BooksEgg Cartons
Cereal & Cracker - Type Boxes/ShoeboxesWax-Coated Cartons
Brown Paper Sacks/BagsIce Cream Cartons
Aluminum, Steel & Tin CansAluminum Foil
Glass Bottles & JarsStyrofoam Cups/Plates or packaging
Plastics #1-7 : Bottles, cups, plastic food containers, tubs, bowls, yogurt cups, margarine/whip cream tubs, plastic milk jugsAerosol Cans, Propane Tanks or Helium Tanks
Paper Milk or Juice CartonsBatteries
Plastic Shopping BagsGift Wrap

Waste items not accepted and must be disposed of properly
Asbestos (friable)
Biological waste (medical & infectious)
Business generated waste
Compressed gas cylinders & tanks greater than 40 pounds
Construction debris
Major appliances
Oil (motor, transmission, cutting, lubricating, etc.)
Oil filters
Radioactive material
Yard Waste
Setting Up Service Issues with Service Collection
To set up services, contact Debra Johnson at
If you are experiencing service issues, please contact Republic Services at 952-941-5174. Refuse is collected once a week; recycling is collected ever-other-week. It is always on the same day of the week (Monday).