|Prior Lake Curbside Recycling Program
Keeping the City's lakes, parks, roads and other areas clean is key to preserving its quality of life.
Buckingham Disposal Inc. is hosting the April 2013 Curbside Recycling Event from Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30 for all Prior Lake residents. City Cleanup is no longer a single-day recycling event. Nominal fees apply and can be paid with any major credit card or check.
|April City Curbside Recycling Event 2013
Acceptable recyclable materials include appliances, electronics, tires, furniture, batteries, power equipment, propane cylinders and scrap metal. Click here for a more complete list. If you have something not on the list, contact Buckingham, as they will likely accept it.
How to Participate
|1. Schedule your pickup with Buckingham Disposal Inc. at (952) 226-6441.
|2. Place the recyclable items at the curb on your scheduled day in April.
|3. Buckingham Disposal will pick your items up from your address.
The company will not collect hazardous waste such as paints, oil, anti-freeze, fertilizer, etc. Scott County accepts some of these materials as household hazardous Waste (see below).
What will it cost to have items recycled?
Click on this price list or call Buckingham Disposal Inc. (952) 226-6441. The rates do not apply for residents dropping off at the facility.
|Other Opportunities and Resources for Recycling
The Prior Lake Rotary Club and the Prior Lake Lions Club will sponsor a Bridging event on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Village Market Parking Lot at the corner of Duluth Ave. and Hwy 13. Bridging is the collection of usable household items for those in need. Items may be deliver at time and location. The Rotary may also pick up some items including larger items in Prior Lake, Spring Lake Township and Credit River Township, call (952) 447-1330. There is no charge to donate items to Bridging. Click here for a list of items the Bridging can accept., for other items please check with Bridging at (952) 447-1330, or www.bridging.org.
Buckingham operates a local recycling center at 5980 Credit River Rd. Recycling hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday Evenings 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Apri l- November); Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Buckingham Recycling website.
The city does not collect household hazardous waste including paint and stain, pesticides, automotive chemicals, household cleaning chemicals, fluorescent lamps and tubes, electronics, appliances, automotive tires and batteries, etc) To dispose of hazardous waste, contact the Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 588 Country Trail East (MN Hwy 282) in Jordan, MN (Spring Lake Township). Phone: (952) 496-8787. There is a fee for dropping off residential or business electronics, appliances, or tires for recycling.
Hours of Operation (closed for holidays)
Wednesday: noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday: noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Scrap Metal Recycling Center
This facility, 8094 Excelsior Blvd. in Hopkins, will purchase all ferrous and non-ferrous metals from businesses and residents. There are no weight minimums and very few restrictions on items. For information, call (952) 516-6066.
Residents can donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, SUVs, RVs, and boats to Wheels for Wishes that benefit Make-a-Wish Minnesota. They offer free pick-up and towing for your donated vehicle anywhere in Minnesota whether it runs or not. For immediate scheduling, call 1-866-920-0264.
Click this document to learn about where you can recycle electronics in the area.
Best Buy offers drop off for recycling of most consumer electronics at every store, every day. Two items per household per day. Nearly everything electronic, including TVs, computers, DVD players, monitors, or cell phones. They charge $10 for TVs under 32”, CRTs, monitors and laptop, but give a $10 Best Buy gift card. For details, visit this website at Bestbuy.
Scott County Household Hazardous Waste website
Bridging (quality reusable furniture and household goods)
EPA Electronics Recycling
Rethink Recycling (guide for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities)
Minnesota Waste Wise (environmentally sustainable business practices)
Free Market (give or get free reusable goods for the home, garage and garden)