Garbage & Recycling

Recycling Center
The City of Ham Lake has recycling containers located to the west of the City Hall parking lot, next to the tennis courts (15544 Central Avenue NE).  The same items that are acceptable to recycle curbside may be dropped off at the recycling center.  Open daily, 24 hours.

Ham Lake Residents can drop off holiday lights for recycling at the north end of the City Hall Parking Lot.  

Holiday lights can be placed in the green and blue collection container near the small garage.  The time line to accept holiday lights has been extended indefinitely.

Jennifer Bohr
Deputy City Clerk/Administrative Assistant
(763) 434-9555

Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions

Refuse and Recycling
The City of Ham lake contracts with Ham Lake Haulers for refuse and recycling pickup. The billing is done quarterly. An option for monthly auto pay is also available. To change or set-up your refuse, contact Ham Lake Haulers at 763-427-3112.

Pricing Schedule (effective 2/1/16 - 1/31/21)
30-38 Gallon Customer $11.62
60-76 Gallon Customer $16.70
77-90 Gallon Customer $19.08
Two Container Customer $27.64
Townhomes $15.06

No need to separate recyclables...
Simply place all recyclable materials inside the Single Sort cart.  Recyclable materials include:

  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, phone books
  • Direct mail, advertising, envelopes of all types
  • Paperbacks, file folders, note books, clean paper bags
  • Colored paper, fax and telex sheets
  • Boxboard: Cereal, cake, chips, cracker boxes (be sure to remove foil & cellophane liners)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Metal food cans and aluminum beverage cans (rinse)
  • Glass bottles and jars (remove lids and caps; rinse)
  • Plastic bottles (rinse & throw away lids, pumps & metal handles) Examples: soda, milk, shampoo, water & laundry containers
  • Yogurt, pudding, fruit cups, disposable cups and bowls, margarine, cottage cheese and other containers (rinse)
  • Produce, deli and take out containers

To ensure service have your Single Sort cart street side by 6:30 a.m. Please keep a 3 foot clearance between your trash and recycle cart.  For more information please contact Ham Lake Haulers at (763) 427-3112.

Ham Lake Haulers observes the following six holidays:
Memorial Day
Independence Day (4th of July)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017

All service days will be delayed by one day.
Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday thru Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017
All service days will be delayed by one day.
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017

If your regular service day is Thursday or Friday, your collection will be delayed by one day.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2017

All service days will be delayed by one day.

New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1, 2018

All service days will be delayed by one day.