Solid Waste

Garbage and Recycling

The City of Northfield contracts with DSI (Dick's Sanitation Inc) to provide residential curbside garbage and recycling collection. To request special services, contact DSI at 952-469-5161 or please visit the DSI website.

Garbage Utility Billing

Charges for garbage collection services appear on monthly utility bills. Contact the Finance Department with questions about charges, fee amounts or temporary discontinuation of services. 507-645-3015


Northfield residents have a choice for the size of the garbage container that will best suit their disposal needs: 35, 65 or 95 gallon. Recycling bins (only 65 gallon size) are provided for setting out recycling materials curbside. To request a new garbage container, change garbage container size or obtain a recycling bin, Email the City of Northfield Finance Department or call 507-645-3015.

Additional Garbage Pickup

In the event that one week’s garbage does not fit into a 35, 65 or 95 gallon container, a pay-as-you-throw sticker can be used on other garbage containers (less than 33 gallons) or bags containing waste not to exceed 50 pounds. Stickers can be purchased at City Hall in the Finance Department, EconoFoods or Cub Foods.

Holiday Schedule for Garbage/Recycling Pickup

DSI observes the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Please follow this link to Dick's Sanitation Inc. for complete information about holiday pickup.

Pink Cart DSI Program

Please contact DSI at 952-469-5161.
Dick's Sanitation is Curbing Cancer two ways.
First option - Pink Cart
There is a onetime fee of $29 plus tax - this help covers the cost of the special ordering of the container, delivery of the container and replacement, if anything happens to the pink cart DSI will exchange it at no extra fee.

For each container placed at a residential home, DSI will donate $5. to the American Cancer Society.

Second option - Angel Foundation
This is a $12.00 donation each year, and DSI will match that amount. This donation goes to the Angel Foundation which is a foundation that helps families cover non medical expenses' while going through cancer.

This can be a once a year donation or a onetime donation.
You can choose to do one or both.

Curbside Recycling

The following materials are accepted for recycling curbside: aluminum cans, brown paper bags, glass bottles and jars, newspapers, small-mouth plastic bottles and jugs, tin and steel cans. Catalogs, magazines, phones books, cardboard boxes and mixed-use paper can be dropped off at recycling containers located in the parking lots of Northfield’s major grocery stores, EconoFoods and Cub Foods. For more information on what can be recycled, please visit the Rice County website.

Recycling Calendar

The City of Northfield's recycling is picked up every other week on your same garbage pickup day. The City of Northfield follows the Gold week on the calendar.

Rice County Recycling Center/Landfill

The Rice County Recycling Center/Landfill is located halfway between Northfield and Faribault, off of Highway 3 approximately one mile east on 145th Street East. For more information about what is accepted at the site, call 507-332-6833 or The Rice County website.

Compost / Yard Waste

City of Northfield Compost / Yard Waste