Unacceptable items

Some items cannot go in your garbage container.

  • Bulk items
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous waste

Disposing bulk items and electronics

Residents may make special arrangement with Dick’s Sanitation, Inc. (DSI), to pick up bulk items and electronics for a fee. DSI will bill and collect directly with residents.

Make arrangements with DSI before putting these items on your curb for pickup.

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Air conditioner$35.00
Brush (per bundle)$3.00
Car tire$5.00 each
Car tire with rim$10.00 each
Mattress/box spring$35.00
Microwave oven$25.00
  • Computers
  • Keyboards
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • Televisions
  • Console televisions
  • Video players/recorders
  • Video cassette players/recorders
  • Similar devices
$40.00 each
Bulk electronics$0.29 per pound

Disposing of household hazardous waste

Improper use or disposal of hazardous materials can be harmful to human health and the environment. Residents should contact their county's authorized disposal center how to dispose of materials.  

Words on labelExample of material
CautionPaint and other adhesive thinners
FlammablePaint removers
CorrosiveOld gasoline
Contains petroleum distallatesBatteries such as rechargeable, car and NiCad
Contains acidFluorescent bulb (remove from fixtures)
Contains lyeCFL bulbs
Causes burns to the skinSmoke detectors
Protect skin and eyesMercury thermometers

Rice County household hazardous waste

Dakota County household hazardous waste

  1. Start or change service

    Contact the city to set up service and order your carts. Charges for garbage and yard waste collection services appear on monthly utility bills. 

    Fill out a Start or Change Service Request Form

  1. Cart sizes available

    Northfield residents have a choice for the size of the cart that best suit their disposal needs.

    Cart options20 gallon35 gallon64 gallon96 gallon
    Image20 gallon or 35 gallon cart20 gallon or 35 gallon cart64 gallon cart96 gallon cart
    Service availableGarbageGarbageGarbage, recyclingGarbage, recycling, yard waste

Billing rate

  1. Garbage service 2021 rate (flat fee per month) 2020 rate (flat fee per month) Dollar amount change Percent change
    Drive by service $9.88 $9.88 $0 0%
    20 gallon $11.10 $11.10 $0 0%
    35 gallon $12.30 $12.30 $0 0%
    64 gallon $16.70 $16.70
     96 gallon $21.40 $21.40 $0 0%
  1. Pickup day

    Garbage is picked up every week. Recycling is picked up day every other week on the same day as your garbage. Northfield follows the Gold Week on the calendar.

    Search pickup day by address

  1. Time of pickup

    Place your carts out on your curb before 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Do not wait for the truck to pass by.

  1. Placement of carts

    Place your carts (garbage, recycling and yard waste) on opposite sides of your driveway on the curb. Do no place carts in the street, or near mailboxes, trees, basketball hoops or other obstacles.

Additional garbage pickup service

In the event that one week’s garbage does not fit into a container, a pay-as-you-throw sticker can be used on bags containing waste not to exceed 50 pounds.

Stickers can be purchased at City Hall in the Finance Department, Family Fare or Cub Foods.

Dick's Sanitation, Inc. (DSI)

  1. Christmas trees

    DSI collects real Christmas trees during the first two Mondays of January. They collect only one tree per household. Place the real tree on the curb near your garbage cart. Please call ahead for pickup to 952-469-2239.

  1. Missed pickup

    The garbage, recycling and yard waste services are contracted through Dick's Sanitation, Inc. (DSI). Please contact them for a missed pickup and general service questions.

    Dick's Sanitation, Inc. (DSI)

  1. Holiday schedule for pickup

    DSI observes the following holidays:

    • New Year's Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day

    Service will be delayed one day starting on the holiday of that week.

    View DSI holiday schedule