The City of Deephaven contracts Republic Services to provide both garbage and recycling collection services to all residential households. By working with one waste hauler, Deephaven is able to establish a number of important benefits, including the same-day collection of garbage and recycling. Not only is this more convenient for our residents, but it also saves traffic wear and tear on our streets.
To setup service, please contact Republic Customer Service at (952) 941-5174 or DeephavenCartDelivery@republicservices.com.
They will coordinate bins and inform you of your pickup day. Both garbage and recycling must be out and accessible by 7 a.m. on your pickup day.
The Hennepin County household hazardous waste events for 2022 have been posted to their website at https://www.hennepin.us/residents/recycling-hazardous-waste/collection-events.
The household hazardous waste event in Minnetonka is set for May 6 and 7 at the Public Works Department, 11522 Minnetonka Blvd.
In addition, Hennepin County provides many resources to assist in proper disposal of hazardous waste.
- A list of hazardous waste disposal companies
- Examples of hazardous waste
- Information on safe disposal of needles and sharps
Please click on the article below to read online or download or print.
Republic Services will be providing garbage and recycling services for Deephaven residents beginning January 1, 2022. The Welcome Letter provides all essential information for the transition, including blue bin delivery, pickup schedule, prices, customer service contacts, and what can or cannot be recycled.
NEW GARBAGE & RECYCLING SERVICE BEGINNING IN 2022
The Deephaven City Council has awarded a four-year municipal garbage & recycling contract to Republic Services for service beginning January 1, 2022. After over 25+ years of service with Waste Management, residents have asked a number of questions on this switch to Republic Service:
Why did the City switch garbage & recycling haulers?
The final year of our 5-Year contract with Waste Management expires on December 31, 2021. With the contract set to expire at the end of the year, the City asked for quotes on garage & recycling service that would begin in 2022 from Waste Management, Republic Services, Randy’s Sanitation (now owned by Republic Services), Total Sanitation, Suburban Waste Services, and Aspen Waste Systems. Bids were due to be received on July 14th and the only bid the City received was from Republic Services. Waste Management contacted staff several days prior to the bid opening to explain that they had no plans to submit a bid for 2022 garbage & recycling service in Deephaven, largely owing to the fact that they no longer wanted to provide a smaller garbage truck, which is needed to provide valet service and to service those areas of Deephaven with extremely narrow streets. In summary, Republic Services was awarded the contract due to the fact that they provided reasonable rates, were more than capable of providing service to Deephaven residents, and were the only company that expressed an interest in providing garbage & recycling service Deephaven.
How do Republic’s rates compare with current garbage & recycling rates?
Republic’s 2022 rates compare very favorably to the rates that Waste Management is currently charging this year as shown below:
|Item||2021 Waste Management Rates||2022 Republic Services Rates|
|Yard Waste Pickup||$6.00||$8.00|
As you can see, the prices are very comparable with Republic offering lower garage pickup rates but higher recycling and yard waste pickup rates in 2022 than the rates that Waste Management is providing this year. However, it should also be noted that since 2021 is the fifth year of Waste Management’s contract, current recycling and yard waste pickup rates are likely below market rate.
How will Republic know which services I need?
Since Waste Management no longer intended to provide service beginning in 2022, they were generous enough to provide Republic with their current customer listing, which includes all the services requested by each customer in Deephaven. If you want to change your cart size or change any other optional service, please contact Republic at DeephavenCartDelivery@republicservices.com.
There have been a number of questions regarding valet service – what is it & why does it cost $10.00 per month in 2022 to provide this service? Valet service is an optional service where the hauler drives into your driveway to pick up your garbage located next to your garage. This service is intended to assist those residents with long driveways or those with special needs. Please note that this service is intended for garbage pickup only and valet service is not provided for recycling or yard waste pickup.
The Request for Proposals for garbage & recycling service specifically required valet service to be provided as an optional service for Deephaven residents. We realize that a rate of $10.00 per month for valet service is not inconsiderable, but it should be recognized that there is a significant cost to providing valet service, particularly with having to provide a smaller garbage truck and the labor cost of requiring Republic’s staff to get out of the vehicle to manually pick up the garbage. It should also be noted that it was the cost and burden of providing smaller garbage trucks that was a direct factor in Waste Management concluding that they no longer wanted to service our community.
Pickup and Drop Off of Garbage Carts
The week of December 27th, Republic will be dropping off their garbage, recycling, and yard waste carts and Waste Management will be picking up their carts that same week at your regular pickup day and time.
Residents in Deephaven now have the opportunity to recycle their organic waste. In accordance with the 2022 Hennepin County mandate, a drop-off dumpster will be placed just off the parking lot at Haralson Park (where the platform courts are located), across from the LRT Trail from Deephaven City Hall.
If you wish to participate in this "next step in recycling," please contact Dana Young at City Hall at (952) 358-9939. You will be provided access to the dumpster, and educational material as to what can and cannot be included in the organics drop-off dumpster.
Organics recycling is available through Hennepin County. Organics may be dropped off at both of these locations:
South Hennepin Recycling and Problem Waste Drop-Off Center
1400 West 96th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station
8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Accepted organics recycling items include:
- All food (fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, bones, dairy products, egg shells, pasta, beans, rice, bread, cereal, nuts and shells)
- Food-soiled paper that is not coated with plastic (pizza delivery boxes, napkins, paper towels, paper egg cartons, facial tissue)
- Certified compostable products (look for the BPI or ASTM certified logo)
- Other compostable items (coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, hair clippings, houseplants and flowers, wooden items such as chop sticks, toothpicks, and popsicle sticks)
More information may be found in Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide.
Spring Cleanup Day - Saturday, May 20, 2023, beginning 7 a.m.
Mark your calendar for this annual event. More detailed information is being sent to all residential homes with your permit parking sticker. If you rent a home, contact City Hall to obtain a flyer.
- Curbside pickup of yard, shrub, compost, and tree waste will begin at 7 a.m.
- Many disposable items can be dropped off at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fees will be charged depending on the item.
- Electronics & Appliance Disposal - May 16, 2022, 7 a.m.
- Call JR's at (651) 454-9215 no later than Thursday, May 12, for cost and pickup information. Place your appliances or electronic equipment at the curb no later than 7 a.m.
Read the flyer for details: 2023 CITY SPRING CLEAN UP
Leaf and Yard Waste Collection - Saturday in November
Curbside pickup of autumn leaf and yard waste is available to our residents. Please have waste in compostable bags at the curb in front of your home no later than 7 a.m. Do not drop off at City Hall!
- Brush must be cut and bundled with string; branches cannot exceed four feet in length and four inches in diameter.
- Leaves and yard waste must be bagged in compostable bags.
- Bundles and bags cannot exceed 40 pounds.
- Please do not rake leaves into the street.