City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Recycling and Compost Site (Yard Waste)


Buckingham Disposal
  (952) 226-6441
Certified Recycling
  (952) 894-1448
Dick's Sanitation
  (952) 469-2239
Republic Services
  (952) 941-5174
Suburban Waste Services
(952) 937-8900
Waste Management
  (952) 890-1100


Certified Recycling and the City of Prior Lake are again hosting a springtime recycling event for Prior Lake, Spring Lake Township and Credit River Township.

The 2017 event will offer curbside pickup for the entire month of April for residents of Prior Lake, Spring Lake Township and Credit River Township. To schedule a pickup, call Certified Recycling at (952) 894-1448 no later than 2:30 p.m. the day prior to your normal garbage pickup day. A nominal fee will be charged for pickup and disposal. See a list of sample prices here. For prices on other items, please call Certified Recycling directly. Payment can be made by cash or check at the time of pickup, or with a major credit card over the phone when you schedule your pickup.

Acceptable Materials
Acceptable recyclable materials include appliances, furniture, electronics, tires, batteries, power equipment, fluorescent bulbs, and scrap metal. Please contact Certified Recycling at (952) 894-1448 if you have questions regarding other acceptable items.

The company will not collect leaves, brush, or grass clippings. SMSC Compost site accepts these materials (see below). The company will also not collect hazardous waste such as paints, oil, aerosol, concrete or any ammonia containing appliances. 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 Certified Recycling directly (952) 894-1448.


Residents can drop off wood free of charge (non-treated wood products, including logs, brush, and lumber) at the SMSC Organic Recycling Facility (ORF). There is a minimal fee for yard waste (except as stated below) including grass clippings, leaves and sod. Hours of operation: April 1 - Nov. 30, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 1 - March 31, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

Every Sunday during the months of April, May, September and October, residents of Scott County can drop off yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, sod, brush, branches, and logs less than 10 feet in length) FREE of charge at the SMSC Organic Recycling Facility (ORF) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The ORF is located 1.4 miles north of County Rd. 42 on County Rd. 83 at 1905 Mystic Lake Dr. S. (formerly named 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 ORF will accept waste for a minimal disposal fee year-round. For more information, call (952) 233-9191.


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The Prior Lake Rotary Club and the Prior Lake Lions Club will sponsor a Bridging event on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lunds parking lot, 16731 Highway 13 in Prior Lake (corner of Duluth Ave. and Hwy 13). Bridging is the collection of usable household items for those in need. Items may be delivered 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) 888-1105, or (year-round).

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. (April- November); Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Buckingham Recycling website.

HHW Hours (closed holidays)
Wednesday: noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday: noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

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, Minn. (Spring Lake Township). Phone: (952) 496-8787. There is a fee for dropping off residential or business electronics, appliances or tires for recycling.