Refuse / Recycling

REPUBLIC SERVICES

Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulk Pick Up Service


For any customer inquiries please call 952-941-5174 or click the link below

Republic Services Customer Information

Republic Services Information



Republic Services provides the City of Forest Lake Refuse and Recycling services.  To set up your service or for any changes to your service, please contact Republic Services directly at:

          952-941-5174



You can also contact them at:  www.RepublicServices.com/ForestLakeMN

Please note the following information below which contains basic rates, county tipping fees, recycling fees,  and collection instructions.

Service Levels

Waste is collected weekly and Recycling every other week (see the maps below for your collection days).

Waste service has tiered pricing.  The base rate for 2022 is $8.71 plus the tipping fees charged by Washington County Recycling & Energy Center for different sized containers.  For more information on tipping fees, please go to the Ramsey/Washington County Recycling and Energy Center Website at:  https://recyclingandenergy.org/residents-self-haulers/

  • 35-gallon base rate $8.71 county tipping charge $5.04 TOTAL per month  $13.75
  • 65-gallon     base rate $8.71 county tipping charge $6.30     TOTAL per month  $15.01
  • 95-gallon     base rate $8.71 county tipping charge $7.56      TOTAL per month  $16.27
Additional carts can be added for $4.36 per month base rate and extra bags outside of your cart are charged at a rate of $3.00 per bag.

Recycling service has a flat rate of $5.63/month for 2022, and all residents will have a 95-gallon container.

If you wish to have your 95-gallon waste container exchanged for a different size, please contact Republic Services at forestlake@republicservices.com or 952-941-5174. Please include your name, address and desired container size in your email. 

Collection

Please make sure your containers are placed within 5 feet of the curb or roadside by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day. We recommend putting your containers out the night before. Please allow until 6 p.m. on your collection day for the driver to service your container.

Subscription Yard Waste Service

Yard waste is offered as a subscription-based service for Forest Lake residents from April through November.  The yard waste season for 2022 begins the week of April 18.  If you wish to add yard waste, please contact Republic Services at 952-941-5174. or at forestlake@republicservices.com. 

The rate includes one 95-gallon yard waste container for a fee of $15.00 per month. The cost for extra yard waste bags is $3.20 per bag.  Please contact Republic Services at forestlake@republicservices.com.

Holiday Schedule

We observe the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your pickup day falls on or after one of these holidays, it will be delayed by one day. For example, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 2, so your collection day that week will be delayed by one day, with Friday collections being collected on Saturday.

Billing Policy

Bills are sent quarterly with payments being made in advance of service being rendered. Your first quarterly bill will be for the months of August, September and October.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the above information, please contact Republic Services directly at:  952-941-5174  or forestlake@republicservices.com.