Some items cannot go in your garbage container.
- Bulk items
- Hazardous waste
Disposing bulk items and electronics
Residents may make special arrangement with Dick’s Sanitation, Inc. (DSI), to pick up bulk items and electronics for a fee. DSI will bill and collect directly with residents.
Make arrangements with DSI before putting these items on your curb for pickup.
|Brush (per bundle)||$3.00|
|Car tire||$5.00 each|
|Car tire with rim||$10.00 each|
|Bulk electronics||$0.29 per pound|
Disposing of household hazardous waste
Improper use or disposal of hazardous materials can be harmful to human health and the environment. Residents should contact their county's authorized disposal center how to dispose of materials.
|Words on label||Example of material|
|Caution||Paint and other adhesive thinners|
|Contains petroleum distallates||Batteries such as rechargeable, car and NiCad|
|Contains acid||Fluorescent bulb (remove from fixtures)|
|Contains lye||CFL bulbs|
|Causes burns to the skin||Smoke detectors|
|Protect skin and eyes||Mercury thermometers|
Start or change service
Contact the city to set up service and order your carts. Charges for garbage and yard waste collection services appear on monthly utility bills. For questions about charges, fee amounts or temporary discontinuation of services, contact the Finance Department.
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Cart sizes available
Northfield residents have a choice for the size of the cart that best suit their disposal needs.
Cart options 20 gallon 35 gallon 64 gallon 96 gallon Image Width 19'' 19'' 24'' 26'' Depth 22.7'' 23.75'' 27'' 34.5'' Height 32.5'' 37.5'' 41.5'' 46'' Service available Garbage Garbage Garbage, recycling, yard waste Garbage, recycling, yard waste
Garbage service 2021 rate (flat fee per month) 2020 rate (flat fee per month) Dollar amount change Percent change Drive by service $9.88 $9.88 $0 0% 20 gallon $11.10 $11.10 $0 0% 35 gallon $12.30 $12.30 $0 0% 64 gallon $16.70 $16.70
96 gallon $21.40 $21.40 $0 0%
Time of pickup
Place your carts out on your curb before 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Do not wait for the truck to pass by.
Placement of carts
Place your carts (garbage, recycling and yard waste) on opposite sides of your driveway on the curb. Do no place carts in the street, or near mailboxes, trees, basketball hoops or other obstacles.
Additional garbage pickup service
In the event that one week’s garbage does not fit into a container, a pay-as-you-throw sticker can be used on bags containing waste not to exceed 50 pounds.
Stickers can be purchased at City Hall in the Finance Department, Family Fare or Cub Foods.
Dick's Sanitation, Inc. (DSI)
DSI collects real Christmas trees during the first two full weeks of January on the same day as your garbage pickup. They collect only one tree per household. Place the real tree on the curb near your garbage cart.
The garbage, recycling and yard waste services are contracted through Dick's Sanitation, Inc. (DSI). Please contact them for a missed pickup and general service questions.
Dick's Sanitation, Inc. (DSI)
Holiday schedule for pickup
DSI observes the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Service will be delayed one day starting on the holiday of that week.