Garbage and Recycling

Walters Recycling and Refuse

Blaine’s residential garbage and recycling service contractor is Walters Recycling and Refuse. They can be reached via phone at 763-780-8464. Walters takes care of yard waste and missed pickups, while the city is responsible for general garbage and recycling questions.

Blaine prides itself on having one of the most comprehensive solid waste and recycling programs around. Blaine residents have consistently had a very high level of satisfaction with this service.

Questions About Services

If you are looking to start or stop service or change cart size, please fill out the corresponding form below. If you have a billing related question, please contact the Utility Billing Department at 763-785-6141 or by email at

For more information on the solid waste and recycling program, contact Kyle Howard at 763-717-2637 or by email at 

Questions regarding yard waste and missed pickups, contact Walters Recycling and Refuse at 763-780-8464 or visit their website.

Collection Times

Please note that garbage and recycling collection begins at 7AM. Please have your carts out at the curb by 7AM to avoid the chance of being missed.

Important Items to Note

  • If you have bulk items for pick up and do not have the Premium service level, please contact Walters Refuse and Recycling at 763-780-8464 to make arrangements to have any bulk items picked up.
  • All appliances and bulk item services are to be prepaid.
  • Services following a holiday may be delayed one day depending on which day of the week the holiday falls. Please consult the Walters Recycling and Refuse website.