PRESS RELEASE: City of Northfield Announces Changes to Sanitation Services

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New trash and recycling cart size options are available and weekly yard waste
pickup service debuts


NORTHFIELD, MINN. (April 11, 2019) – The City of Northfield, as part of its refuse hauling partnership with Dick’s Sanitation (DSI), is pleased to announce changes to solid waste services. Effective April 1, 2019, Northfield residents may opt for a smaller trash cart. Pricing for the various cart options is as follows:


·         New 20-gallon cart: $11.10/month

·         35-gallon cart: $12.30/month

·         64-gallon cart: $16.70/month

·         96-gallon cart: $21.40/month

The City is encouraging residents to increase their recycling and now has a 96-gallon recycling cart available at the same cost if residents want to upsize from their existing 64-gallon cart.


Weekly yard waste collection service is now available for City of Northfield residents for $7.50 per month for a total of $90 per year. Participants in the program will choose from two collection cart size options: 64-gallon and 96-gallon. Collection of yard waste is planned to take place weekly on Mondays from May to November. In addition to the yard waste cart, participating residents can place up to 10 additional compostable yard waste bags next to their bin for excess yard waste each week. Acceptable yard waste items include grass clippings, leaves, tree branches, and plants and flowers. Garbage, rocks, and dirt will not be accepted.


City of Northfield Public Works Director and City Engineer David Bennett says, “The City of Northfield strives to better our environment and be a green partner. We are excited about the new yard waste program. It is our hope that Northfield residents find the program to be an accessible and convenient way to responsibly dispose of yard waste.”


Customers who are interested in making changes to their current solid waste collection services or updating their cart preferences can email the City of Northfield Finance Department at or visit