Dispose of / Recycle

Items for Disposal

Special Waste

Please check out Republic Services for details on what items they accept and what is considered unacceptable material.

Drug Drop
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. 

Hazardous Household Waste
Wright County has a program that helps county residents with the disposal of toxic household products and paint. If you would like more information about the program, you can contact Wright County Recycling Facility at 763-682-7338.

Illegal Dumping

It is against City Ordinance to store or dispose trash, rubbish, appliances, machinery or motor vehicles, junk, building and demolition materials on any private property located within the City.

In addition, it is illegal to dispose residential garbage and waste in garbage dumpsters at any business/location throughout City, or garbage cans on public property. Violators will be prosecuted.

Seasonal Disposal

Christmas Trees

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.

Leaf Pickup

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.