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Residential Recycling

Recycling Services - Twin Cities

Thanks to Simple Sort recycling from ACE, you can say goodbye to sorting your recyclables. Now, all the acceptable recyclable materials (please see list below) can be placed into one recycling cart that is collected every other week. Similar to a standard garbage container, the wheeled cart features a grey lid and labeling to indicate that it's for recyclables only. Making it easier to recycle means more material gets recycled, in some cases, as much as 30 percent to 40 percent more. And that's good for the environment and for all of us.

ACE provides curbside automated collection service using special trucks with an automated arm that lifts the recycling cart and empties it into the truck. Please have recycle cart at the street by 6:00 a.m. on collection day to ensure collection. (All cities that ACE services have different allowable residential start times in their city and 6:00 a.m. is the earliest, but ACE will comply with each city start time ordinance).

ALWAYS PLACE ACCEPTABLE RECYCLING LOOSE IN YOUR CART OR IN BROWN PAPER BAGS. The right thing to do is put correct recyclables in the cart and don't hope or wish they can magically be recycled. The recycle cart may not be collected and/or additional fees will apply if in plastic bags or there are unacceptable items .

Recycling Schedule

ACE follows a red week and black week recycle schedule. Not sure if you're in the red week or black week service area? Contact us and we'll let you know.



Contaminated recycling may be assessed additional fees and/or may not be collected

• Newspaper & newspaper inserts • Aluminum beverage cans
• Magazines • Metal foods cans (rinsed)
• Junk mail & envelopes • Glass jars & bottles (emptied & rinsed)
• Office paper • Plastic bottles & containers - Empty, rinse & keep lids on
• Cardboard (3x3" bundles) • Phone books
• Boxboard (cereal, cake, cookie, & cracker boxes) • Paper cartons (juice, milk, soup & broth cartons) - Rinse & keep caps on)
• Brown paper bags

Please remember to break down cardboard to fit inside the cart. Larger boxes can be flattened, cut down, and tied with string or twine into bundles no more than 30lbs. each and no more than 3 feet by 3 feet in size. Place bundles next to the Simple Sort cart. There is no extra charge for additional recycling.




• Plastic bags & wrap
• Food waste and food tainted items - used paper plates, napkins, & paper towels
• Pizza boxes
• Egg cartons
• Ice cream cartons
• Aluminum foil
• Plastic cups & silverware
• Aerosol cans
• Styrofoam packaging material
• Plastic toys
• Garden hoses
• Flower pots
• Wrapping paper
• Shredded paper


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