Recycling Center

Recycling is available to all residents in the city through curbside recycling or the use of the Recycling Center. The center is open every day from 8am - 8pm and is located just off Crosstown Boulevard and Hanson Boulevard at:
1825 Crosstown Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

Acceptable Items

  • Aluminum beverage cans / steel food cans / plastic bottles: place together in roll-off container. Acceptable plastic is bottles only - pop, liquor, milk, juice, detergent, dish soap and hair care products (leave caps ON!).
  • Corrugated cardboard: Must be flattened, this saves room for more cardboard (no polystyrene packing materials)
  • Glass: Food, beverage jars and bottles only
  • Paper: junk mail, magazines, newspaper(including supplements),paper cartons(milk, juice etc.).
  • Motor vehicle batteries: Place inside building.
  • Plastic bags: put into marked container - no black bags, bags with zips, and take handles off salt bags.
  • Scrap metal: Free of glass, plastic, wood or rubber (do not leave appliances or TV's).
  • Used motor oil: Uncontaminated oil only, do not pour in tank when the tank is full. Take container back with you. Other substance will ruin any usefulness of the motor oil, so please do not dump in mixtures. All other related materials may be taken free of charge to the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Blaine
  • Used Oil Filters: Please drain, remove from box and discard box
  • Antifreeze: Place container in provided receptacle next to the motor oil tank
  • Plastic Plant Pots: Clean plastic plant pots of various sizes and color, that have the recycling symbol, may be placed in the recycling center building.
  • Textiles: Shoes, clothes, belts, hats, purses, linens, bedding, towels, jackets and coats. NO furniture, including sofas/couches, dressers, tables and chairs, and entertainment centers. If your furniture is in good condition, please call the Salvation Army at 1-800-728-7825 to find a location that accepts furniture. 

New at The Recycling Center

We have a bin for donating books/dvds to A Greener Read. To learn more about this company and their philosophy, please visit: A Greener Read
There is an area marked for Bicycles, and Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles collects these bicycles and repairs and gives them away. For more information, please visit their website:

Do NOT leave any Household Hazardous Waste.  Call 763-324-3400 for information concerning HHW.