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Prior Lake Recycling Programs
Keeping the City's lakes, parks, roads and other areas clean is key to preserving its quality of life.

Shakopee Mdwakanton Sioux Community Compost Site
Every Saturday in April and May, and again in September and October, residents of Prior Lake and Savage can drop off material for free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The compost site in Prior Lake has moved to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Organic Recycling Facility this year, 1.4 miles north of County Rd. 42 on County Rd. 83 at 1905 Canterbury Rd. in Shakopee. Look for the “Organic Recycling Facility” sign on the east side of County Rd. 83. Plant waste is accepted including leaves, grass clippings, sod, brush, branches, and logs less than 10 feet in length. The SMSC facility will accept waste for a disposal fee every Saturday throughout the summer. For more information, call (952) 403-7005.

April City Curbside Recycling Event 2014
Buckingham logoBuckingham Disposal Inc. is hosting the April 2014 Curbside Recycling Event from Tuesday, April 1 to Wednesday, April 30. Must be a resident of Prior Lake, Spring Lake Township or Credit River Township to be eligible. City Cleanup is no longer a single-day recycling event. Nominal fees apply and can be paid with any major credit card or check.

Acceptable Materials

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 31, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lunds 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

Buckingham Disposal

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.

Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
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
Express Metals, 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.

Donate Vehicles
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.

City Cleanup Links

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)


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