Reduce - Reuse - Recycle!

Orono contracts with Waste Management to provide recycling service for the entire City of Orono.

How to Recycle in Orono

  • Please have recycle carts out by 7 a.m. we recommend keeping them out until 7 p.m. on your scheduled recycling day.

    Note: Pickup times may change depending on circumstances. Sometimes a driver might go down one side of the road and pick up recycling in that neighborhood and return later to do the other half of the street.
  • There is no limit to the volume of recyclables you can have collected. If your current single sort cart is insufficient, we offer larger or additional carts at no charge.

Please contact Orono's recycling coordinator at 952-249-4600 to make arrangements or report missed pick-ups.

Cardboard Reminder

If you have a large amount of cardboard, it must be bundled into 3 feet by 3 feet by 16 inches bundles and set out next to your recycling cart. If possible try and fit the cardboard into your new container.