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 and recycling containers that will best suit their disposal needs: 35, 65 or 95 gallon.  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.

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