Solid Waste


Northfield residents have a choice for the size of the containers that best suit their disposal needs.

Container options20 gallon35 gallon64 gallon96 gallon
Image20 gallon or 35 gallon cart20 gallon or 35 gallon cart64 gallon cart96 gallon cart
Service availableGarbageGarbageGarbage, recycling, yard wasteGarbage, recycling, yard waste

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Requesting a New Container

New carts sizes and optional yard waste service are available. A mailing will be sent out to update your preferences. You can return the self-addressed postcard in the mail or fill out the online form.

Change cart size or add yard waste service form

Additional Garbage Pickup

In the event that one week’s garbage does not fit into a 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, Family Fare or Cub Foods.

Bulk Items and Electronics

Some items cannot go in your garbage container. Residents may make special arrangement with the garbage services provider, 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.

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Air conditioner$35.00
Brush (per bundle)$3.00
Car tire$5.00 each
Car tire with rim$10.00 each
Mattress/box spring$35.00
Microwave oven$25.00
  • Computers
  • Keyboards
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • Televisions
  • Console televisions
  • Video players/recorders
  • Video cassette players/recorders
  • Similar devices
$40.00 each
Bulk electronics$0.29 per pound

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

 View DSI holiday schedule

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: Family Fare and Cub Foods. For more information on what can be recycled, please visit their website.

Rice Country Recycling Center

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 visit their website.

Rice County Recycling Center / Landfill

Compost / Yard Waste

City of Northfield Compost / Yard Waste

Service Provider

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

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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.

Finance Department
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