Recycling and Sustainability

Pumpkin Season Offers a Chance to Recycle!

Don't throw your jack-o-lantern in the trash

When the last trick-or-treater has left and Halloween is over... bring your pumpkins to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center at 1831 111th Avenue NW.  All pumpkins and fall gourds can go in the organics container at the recycling center. Please remove all candles and lights from jack-o-lanterns before adding them to the organics bin.

Shredding Event

FREE Paper Shredding Event

Saturday, November 3,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Coon Rapids Recycling Center, 1831 111th Avenue NW

Bring in up to five boxes of household papers like bank statements, tax information and other items with personal information.

It is not necessary to remove paper clips, staples, or rubber bands. Papers do not need to be separated from envelopes. Books of checks do not need to be separated. Files can be left in folders.

Coupons, greeting cards, junk mail should NOT be shredded. No three-ring binders, credit cards, or CDs will be accepted. 

Your documents will be loaded in a cart and then emptied into the shredding truck. Documents will be shredded on site in the mobile truck using a cross cut shredder assuring your documents are in confetti sized pieces.

Once you have moved through the line you are welcome to drop off your cardboard boxes at the recycling center. Please take any trash with you.

Paper shredding is provided free to all Anoka County residents and small businesses.

REMEMBER: There is a five box limit for paper shredding events.
Hours at the Recycling Center
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