Bulk Item Disposal

For residential refuse customers

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The City of Hopkins offers its residential garbage customers a bulk item pickup service on Thursdays. Bulk items are oversized or extra garbage which do not fit in your garbage cart, including but not limited to furniture, sofas, stuffed chairs, mattresses, box springs, carpet rolls (3 ft. long, 1 ft. diameter) and appliances.

To schedule a bulk item pick-up, call Public Works at 952-939-1382 before 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Bulk item pickup charges:

  • $25 plus State and County Solid Waste management fees for each item collected
  • $25 plus State and County Solid Waste management fees for each ¾ cubic yard of smaller, bagged or boxed material

State Solid Waste management fee is 9% of total charge(s).
County Solid Waste management fee is 9.75% of total charge(s)


  • Place all items at your regular garbage collection location and keep all items at least 4 ft away from the garbage container
  • Materials must fit into a rear load garbage truck or on a one-ton truck and must be transportable by two people.
  • Smaller items must be bagged or boxed. No loose garbage will be collected. Bagged or boxed items must weigh 35 lbs or less.
  • The maximum item size accepted is 4 ft. x 6 ft.

Items Not Accepted

Please refer to Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide for options on how to dispose of these items.

  • Major construction/demolition materials exceeding 3 cubic yards in volume
  • Concrete weighing over 35 lbs.
  • Concrete with iron or steel in it
  • Tires
  • Car batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Metal barrels or drums
  • Car parts
  • Gas refrigerators
  • Hazardous waste
  • Paint products
  • Waste oil
  • Junk cars
  • Railroad ties
  • Electronics
  • Food Waste

Bulk Item Drop-Off


Twice a year, the City offers a bulk item drop off service for City of Hopkins residential garbage customers. A valid Minnesota ID or current paid utility bill must be shown to prove eligibility.

The 2017 fall bulk drop-off event will be held on Friday, September 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Location: Public Works building at 11100 Excelsior Blvd.  (Enter off of Excelsior Blvd.)


A $15 (plus taxes) per vehicle fee applies for this service. This user fee covers one appliance. Any additional appliances are $20 (plus taxes) each. Fees will be placed on your utility bill under “additional billing” (see image below).

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  • Each eligible residence is allowed to dispose of a maximum of 3 cubic yards of material, the equivalent of one pick-up truck load.
  • $15 gate fee includes access to a shredding truck, courtesy of Shred-N-Go (space is limited).
  • Residents must separate materials into the proper areas at the site
  • Small engines and lawn mowers must have fluids removed
  • Electronics and concrete products (without iron) are accepted

Items not accepted:

  • Tires
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Car Parts
  • Car Batteries
  • Metal Barrels or Drums
  • Junk Cars
  • Waste Oil
  • Gas Refrigerators
  • Concrete with iron or steel in it
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Creosote Treated Lumber
  • Paint Products

Please refer to Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide for options on how to dispose of these items. Hazardous wastes must be taken to the Hennepin County Transfer Station. Call Hennepin County for more information at 612-348-3777.


  • Solid Waste Coordinator



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