Refuse / Recycling

The City of Forest Lake has a single hauler agreement with SRC. SRC is the City’s Refuse and recycling contractor for Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste. To sign up for service or to change your current subscription services contact SRC at 651-464-2321 or visit their online resource.

Large/Bulky Items

If you have bulky items such as old appliances, mattresses, furniture, etc. discounts for disposal of these items are available. Each resident will be given $60.00 in coupons per year for disposal of bulky items.


Forest Lake is a single sort recycling community meaning all allowable recyclable materials can be placed in a single container for pickup, there is no need to separate your recyclable materials. Included in the monthly service subscription is a single Recycling Cart. Up to 2 additional recycling carts will also be provided if requested by the customer. For information on what can be recycled, view the City's Resident Recycling Guide (PDF).

Recycling in the Parks

Recycling containers are provided in Lakeside Memorial Park and Kulenkamp park.  These containers provide residents the ability to recycle while away from home.

Recycling Champions Program

Recycling Champions is a program that is being launched in 2019 to engage residents who are willing to learn the proper way to recycle and throw hazardous materials in the appropriate location. Through this program, residents of Forest Lake will receive a bag of promotional items that you are able to use for when you are teaching others about how to properly recycle, or how to throw hazardous materials in the appropriate location. To sign up, Click Here.

To submit a Recycling Activity Report, Click Here.

Additional Resources

Additional recycling resources from Washington County can be found here.

Recycling Guide

Curious about what can and cannot be recycled in Forest Lake?  Check out our interactive Recycling Guide for answers.