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Published on April 22, 2024
Brooklyn Park Residents Gear Up for Semi-Annual Recycling Week and Special Drop-Off DaySource: City of Brooklyn Park

The semi-annual Recycling Week and Drop-Off Day in Brooklyn Park is around the corner. The city is reminding folks to wheel out their recycling carts by the bright and early time of 6:30 A.M., giving crews until dusk at 6:00 P.M. to finish the pick-up. The drill is to keep carts a safe distance from obstacles like other carts or mailboxes, set down either in driveways or on the boulevard, with the handles facing away from the curb. 

City guidelines are clear as crystal – keep it loose. No bags allowed. Plastic bags, seen as public enemy number one by sorting facility workers, get tossed straight into the trash unopened. Compaction in the trucks makes sure that any material inside is as stuck as a ship in a bottle, unable to be successfully separated later down the line.

For the clutter that's not meant for the curbside carts, the city offers an eco-friendly helping hand. Come April 27 from 8:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon, the Brooklyn Park Operations and Maintenance Facility at 8300 Noble Avenue North opens its doors. This special drop-off gives residents a chance to offload those extra recyclables that don't typically cut weekly collection.

Issued just yesterday, the city provided a comprehensive list of what's accepted, urging everyone to sort through their stuff and make the most of this event. Residents from all around are welcome to load up their cars, trucks, or whatever wheels they've got and bring their items down. Everyone have to make sure the stuff they are dropping off is on the city's 'yes' list.