The availability of this program varies depending on location. Please contact us so we can learn about your specific needs, and suggest a Business Organics Recycling Program that is appropriate for your school or business.

Container Options Available

Randy’s Environmental Services offers the following container options for organics recycling.

  • Good Stuff (Compostable Materials)
  • Keep Out (Materials not compostable)
  • Good Stuff (Compostable Materials)
    Food waste and food-soiled paper are called organic waste. It includes:


    • Food Scraps
      • Fruits & Vegetable scraps
      • Meats, fish & bones
      • Bread, pasta, & baked goods
      • Spoiled leftovers
      • Egg and nut shells
      • Dairy products
      • Tea leaves (staples removed)
      • Coffee grounds
    • Food-soiled paper products
      • Paper towels & napkins
      • Paper plates & cups (uncoated)
      • Pizza boxes
      • Paper Egg cartons
      • Tea bags (staples removed)
      • Coffee Filters
    • Other Compostable Items
      • Tissues & cotton balls
      • Floral trimmings & house plants
      • BPI-Certified materials
  • Keep Out (Materials not compostable)
    These items should not go into your kitchen compost bucket or Blue Bag Organics liner.


    • Twist Ties
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Foil-lined cartons, containers or packaging
    • Parchment Paper
    • wax coated boxes
    • Cooking oils, fats or grease
    • Staples
    • Plastics
    • Glass and metals
    • Styrofoam
    • K-cups
    • Personal sanitary products
    • Diapers or wipes
    • Pet droppings or kitty liter
    • Clothes
    • Cigarette butts
    • Rocks or bricks
    • Microwavable popcorn bags
    • Recyclable papers
    • Shredded papers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay my bill online?

Click on the “Bill Pay” link at the top of this site. Use your account number and access code, both of which can be found on your Randy’s statement. Once the web account is created you may make a one-time payment or set up automatic payments.

Can I put an old microwave in my trash or recycle cart?

A microwave is an appliance that needs to be processed for recycling. Appliances cannot go in the trash or recycle carts. Other such appliances include:

Do I need to sort my recyclables?

Not anymore! We offer Single Stream Recycling. There is no more sorting of recyclables required. Go ahead and mix all the traditional recyclables together, and we’ll sort it for you in our State of the Art Recycling Facility.

How big are your dumpsters?

For your ongoing waste removal and recycling needs, we have container options ranging in size from 1 to 8 cubic yards. For your temporary dumpster needs, we have sizes ranging from 6 to 40 cubic yards.

How do I dispose of an old couch or mattress?

Place the item outside your building, preferably near your trash dumpster. Contact us, and we will send a truck out to pick it up for you.

How often do your truck’s pick up?

We tailor fit your pick-up schedule to the specific needs of your business. We can pick up as little as once per month, or as much as once per day.

I have an old television. How do I dispose of it?

A television is one of the electronic items that needs to be processed for recycling. Electronics cannot go in the trash. Other such electronics include:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • VCRs/DVD Players

You certainly can arrange for pickup of these items with Randy’s. Call our service department to arrange for an “Appliance & Electronics Truck” to pick up from your business. We also accept items like Electronics for recycling at our 3 public drop sites for a fee.

Is my business required to recycle?

New legislation in Minnesota now requires recycling at many businesses located in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington County. Effective January 1st, 2015 your business is required to recycle if you currently contract for four cubic yards or more of trash removal per week. To comply with the new requirement, a minimum of three recyclable materials must be collected:

My business is very seasonal. Can I get an extra pick-up?

No problem. Simply contact us to request any additional pick-ups you need, and we will dispatch a truck for you.

Should I be shredding my paper?

Yes. There are many reasons you should destroying confidential information. It’s essential to protect your customers, your employees, your trade information, and your image. It’s also the law. Your organization must comply with laws and regulations that require protection of certain information when it is discarded. An increasing number of laws actually require organizations to shred or face steep fines. The following federal legislation requires physical safeguards, such as shredding to meet compliance.

  • F.A.C.T.A.
  • H.I.P.A.A.
  • G.L.B.A.

Commercial Testimonial - Lakeside Academy

I am impressed with the outstanding customer service Randy’s has provided our organization. A representative from Randy’s visited our facility to assess our needs and offer solutions. Our representative responds to requests and questions in a timely manner and consistently delivers as promised. We look forward to a continued positive relationship with Randy’s Environmental Services.
Wendy from Lakeside Academy in Buffalo
Dumpster & Roll-off Options

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