Dispose of / Recycle
Items for Disposal
Items such as wood, sheetrock, old fencing material, concrete, windows, doors, etc. (demolition materials) and appliances are not collected by sanitation crews. These materials can be dropped off at Randy's Environmental Services public drop site in Delano or St. Michael. Please check out their website for details on what items they accept and what is considered unacceptable material.
The Buffalo Police Department, in partnership with Wright County Environmental Services, is piloting an ongoing Drug Drop Program for all of Wright County to provide a secure and environmentally sound method of medication disposal.
Christmas trees are usually picked up the 2nd week of January on your regular trash collection day. Trees should be placed near the curb, out of reach of snowplows. Please remove all metal (nailed-on wooden stands, wire and ornaments) and plastic bags from the trees so they can be mulched. Check City website or social media accounts for scheduled pick up date, or call 763-682-1181.
City wide leaf pick up typically takes place in November each year. Leaves must be in compostable bags and placed near your garbage can on your pick up day by 7 am. Check the City website, social media, electronic sign or local papers for the scheduled pick up date/week, or call 763-682-1181.