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Residential Trash & Recycling Services

Residential Trash & Recycling Pickup

Harter’s Disposal Provides Residential Trash & Recycling Waste Services in the Southeast Minnesota Region

Fully Automated: An automated collection is a thoroughly proven method for collecting garbage and recycling. It is used by more and more municipalities. Each home is provided with special carts which are easy to roll and place curbside on the designated collection day. Garbage trucks equipped with a lifting device will lift, empty and return the carts to the same spot. The operator never has to leave the truck cab and controls the entire loading operation from inside the cab. The entire process takes about 15 seconds to complete.

Weekly Trash and Recycling Pickup 

Harter’s Disposal is currently providing garbage pickup services in the following communities:

    • Rochester, MN
    • Stewartville, MN
    • Pine Island, MN
    • Austin, MN 
    • Byron, MN
    • Kasson, MN
    • Mantorville, MN
    • Hayfield, MN

One Truck for Both Trash and Recycling

Our split body trucks keep our refuse and recyclables separated by using 2 individual compartments with simultaneous packing. This allows us to save on route costs and reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating the need for another truck to pick up the recyclables.

Trash & Recycling Can Sizes: 95 gallon & 65 gallon

Harter's Disposal of MN Red Residential Trash Service cart

When Recycling, Please Remember:

No “soiled” food containers can be recycled (Dirty paper plates, etc).

Dirty bottles and jars should be rinsed out. (Ketchup bottles, spaghetti sauce jars, etc)

Do NOT bag the recyclables.  All items should be placed loosely into the cart

Flatten boxes

Acceptable Recycling Materials


  • Soda Bottles
  • Milk Jugs
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Contact Solution Bottles
  • Detergent Bottles
  • Motor Oil Bottles (Must be drained)


  • Any type of corrugated boxes
  • Cereal Boxes (Plastic inserts removed)
  • Soda Boxes & Beer Cartons
  • Mail and Envelopes (Plastic windows are OK)
  • Magazine and Catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Egg Cartons


  • Aluminum and Tin Cans
  • Aluminum Foil and Pie Plates (Cannot be soiled with food)
  • Wire Clothes Hangers
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Metal Pots and Pans


  • Christmas Lights
  • Extension Cords
  • Power Cords


    • Any clear or colored jar and bottle

Unacceptable Recycling Materials​

  • Glass from Windows and Mirrors
  • Packing Peanuts and Bubble Wrap
  • Ceramics, Dishware, Pyrex Dishes
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, Toilet Paper
  • Shredded Paper
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Coaxial Cable
  • Photographs
  • Clothing
  • Wood
  • Carpet

Have a Recycling Question?

Check our FAQs to view our commonly asked questions. If you still need an answer, Contact Us today!