Multi-unit Recycling

Property Manager Information

Property owners, managers, and associations are required to provide residents with the opportunity to recycle. Show your customers and community you’re committed to a healthier environment. A robust recycling program says you mean business when it comes to demonstrating your organization’s commitment to the environment and your community. Recycling more may also help your bottom line. Whether you need help becoming compliant with recycling requirements or just want to improve recycling, Anoka County has resources to help.

Apartment Complex

Anoka County Helps Multi-unit Properties Start or Enhance Their Recycling Program


We provide up to $10,000 for equipment and supplies to help your business recycle more.

FREE Technical Assistance

A technical expert will visit your site to help you find ways to reduce your waste, design a new or improved recycling program or get you started with organics recycling.

FREE labels for your recycling and trash containers

Labels are an essential part of an effective recycling program. We provide a variety of types to fit your needs after the evaluation. Request labels here.

To get started

You can fill out our online referral form to get started today. An Anoka County technical assistance staff will contact you and assist you with completing a grant application. Grant applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

How can I get my residents to recycle more?

Have clear consistent signs with clear pictures and plain language throughout your building on recycling and trash containers. Provide newsletters to residents about what can and cannot be recycled. Provide recycling guides to residents at move-in and information on how to dispose of or donate bulky items, donate household items, and dispose of household hazardous waste at move-out.

Donation centers and charitable agencies

There are many charitable agencies in the region happy to take reusable household items and furniture in good condition left by your residents. Many even offer pickup service. Find businesses and charitable organizations accepting used items through the Recycling and Disposal Directory.

Resident Information

Contact your building manager or association to find out where recycling bins are located and what materials are accepted for recycling in which containers. Property owners are required to provide residents with the opportunity to recycle. Call your municipal recycling coordinator if this service is not available.

Recycling Guide

View detailed information about what is and is not recyclable (PDF).

  • Paper — mail, magazines, newspaper, boxes, cardboard
  • Cartons — milk cartons, juice boxes, soup cartons
  • Plastic — bottles, jugs, containers and lids
  • Metal — food and beverage cans
  • Glass — bottles and jars

Household Hazardous Waste

Common household products like aerosol cans that have contents remaining, antifreeze, driveway sealer, fluorescent and HID bulbs and CFLs, gasoline and other fuels, mercury, paint (liquid only), paint stripper, paint thinner, pesticides, used motor oil, used oil filters, varnish, wood preservatives, and other household products that are corrosive, flammable, combustible, or poisonous are hazardous and should be properly disposed. Safe disposal is free and easy for residents at the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. View details on the Anoka County HHW facility.

Additional disposal options

Move-out and bulky waste resources

Moving can create a lot of additional waste. Instead of trashing your old stuff, consider taking the household items you no longer want, such as furniture, clothing and household goods, and giving them to someone else who could use them. Donate items to a local non-profit for reuse.

Search our Recycling and Disposal Directory for where to take mattresses, bulky items like furniture, household goods, unwanted clothing and many other items.