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Recycling Events

Recycling Days at City Hall

The city offers several recycling events for residents each year. Some events are held at City Hall, and some are held at Recycle Technologies in Blaine. Watch for announcements in the city newsletter for dates, times, acceptable items, and related costs. Events at City Hall are scheduled for May 7, 2022 & September 10, 2022.

Click here to find a complete list of items accepted and their prices.

No garbage or hazardous waste is accepted.

Please call the Recycling Coordinator at 763-235-1663 if you have questions.

Recycle Technologies Drop-off Events

Drop-off events are also held at Recycle Technologies several times a year.

The collection event runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to Ham Lake residents.  Items can be recycled for free by presenting your driver’s license and a coupon that can be found in the City’s newsletter

For a list of accepted items go to and click We Recycle.

Please note: no garbage or household hazardous waste will be accepted.

2022 event dates:

  • March 26
  • July 23
  • December 3

To improve traffic flow during the event, please use the entrance on 99th Lane NE.  Click here to view the map.

Events for Anoka County Residents

Fix It Clinic & Paper Shredding Event at Columbus City Hall

October, 1, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Columbus City Hall - 16319 Kettle Blvd NE, Columbus MN 55025

Fix It Clinic

Want to get that much-loved item repaired free of charge? Join us at the Columbus Fix-It Clinic on October 1st and our fixers will try to fix your item. For details on what may be fixed, go to or call 763-324-3400.

Paper Shredding

Paper shredding will be offered in conjunction with this event in the parking lot. Documents will be shredded on site in a mobile truck.  Limit is up to three bankers boxes equivalent of paper per vehicle.  Containers may be taken home.

It is not necessary to remove paper clips, staples, or rubber bands. Papers do not need to be separated from envelopes. It is not necessary to remove windows from envelopes. Books of checks do not need to be separated. Files can be left in folders. No three-ring binders, credit cards, or CDs will be accepted.  Only bring confidential documents with your name, address or other protected information to be shredded.




City Hall

15544 Central Avenue NE Ham Lake, MN 55304

(763) 434-9555

Mon - Thurs: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

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