Trash and Recycling Collection

Trash and Recycling

The City of Farmington has a one-hauler system for recycling & trash collection. City code requires that all residential and commercial properties must use the city's current hauler, Dick's Sanitation, Inc. (DSI). To set up service, please visit Dick's Sanitation website, call DSI at 952-469-2239 or email them at [email protected].

Collection Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines for trash and recycling pickup:

  • Place containers at the curb or alley by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Routes may change and your driver may collect in your neighborhood at a different time of day from week to week.
  • Bag and tie your trash to prevent litter and avoid attracting pests.
  • Keep it loose in the recycling cart. Breakdown cardboard, briefly rinse items to remove debris, replace caps/lids on containers, and leave out the plastic bags.
  • Keep containers behind the curb and off of the street.
  • Trash and recycling containers need at least 5 feet of clearance on both sides from mailboxes, utility poles, fences, basketball hoops, etc., allowing access for the mechanical arm on the truck. Containers should have at least 15 feet of clearance from vehicles.


The schedule incorporates a 3% annual escalator. The quarterly residential combined trash and recycling rates for the remaining years of the contract are listed below:
Container Size 2023 2024 2025 2026
 35 Gallon  $68.20  $70.24  $72.35  $74.52
 65 Gallon  $83.52  $86.03  $88.61  $91.27
 90 Gallon  $97.43  $100.35  $103.36  $106.46

Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 23
Service will be delayed by one day starting Thursday.
Christmas Day: Monday, Dec. 25
Service will be delayed by one day starting Monday
New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
Service will be delayed by one day starting Monday

Recycling your Tree
Real Christmas trees are banned by state statute from being collected with regular solid waste. They must be collected by a separate truck and delivered to a compost facility. 

Please visit and click on the “Schedule my Christmas tree” icon (coming in December) to arrange for collection. There is a fee for customers not enrolled in the annual yard waste collection program. Those not enrolled will be able to schedule and pre-pay for this service on DSI's website. Christmas trees will only be collected the weeks of Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, 2024.

Call DSI with trash and recycling questions at 952-469-2239.
Dick's Sanitation, Inc (DSI)
Trash and Recycling Hauler
Dick's Sanitation Email

Violet Penman
Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator

[email protected]
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