Recycling / compost / garbage pickup

The City of Frazee is committed to recycling

Why am I being charged a recycling fee?
Minnesota State Statutes require municipalities to provide their residents an opportunity to recycle. Frazee accomplishes this through a curbside recycling contract which provides residents the ability to recycle at least four (4) broad categories of materials: paper, glass, metal and plastics. The current contract is with Steve’s Sanitation. What if I don’t recycle?
Recycling is beneficial for the environment, the economy and our community. All households are billed for recycling, regardless of whether they choose to participate or not. This reduces or eliminates potential disincentives for not recycling. Again, as a municipality, we are charged with ensuring that residents have an opportunity to recycle although residents are not required to utilize it.

Why am I being charged a storm water fee?
This fee was started back in 2008. The City needs to maintain the storm water system, which includes infrastructure such as ditches and holding ponds throughout the City. This fee helps offset the cost of that maintenance. Every property owner within the City is charged this fee, despite whether you are connected to the City’s water/sewer system. The storm water fee takes into consideration a property’s run off from rain water and snow melt. This also helps pay for the cleaning of Streets.  That street cleaning helps keep sand and salt, leaves and waste out of our storm water system.

What are my options for payments?
Cash, check, and ACH payments are accepted. Customers may choose to: 1.) Mail in their check payments to PO Box 387, Frazee, MN 56544, 2.)Drop off check payments in the drop box located on East side of City Hall, 3.) Drop off check and cash payments at the reception desk.  Another option is to sign up for Automatic Bill payments- customers may find this form by visiting the city's website. The City Office is located at 222 Main Ave W. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 8:00AM- 5:00PM, Friday 8:00AM to 12:30PM.

Local Compost Site
The local Compost site is Located north of Frazee on highway 29 just past the
City Shop on the east side of the highway. This site is furnished for residents from
Frazee, Burlington Township and Silverleaf Township.
Compost site hours are: Monday through Saturday:
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM  April 1st through September,

The compost site has a building for oil recycling  (in picture) which is open on Tuesdays from 5PM-7PM during summer months only.

There are 2 main compost piles:
1) Brush and Tree Trimmings Only
2)  Garden & Yard Waste Only
**No Plastics Allowed**

Directions:  From the four way stop sign near All-in-All, head north until you reach the Frazee High School.  Turn left just before the Frazee High School, go straight through the next 2 stop signs.  After the 2nd stop sign you will be heading out of Frazee on highway 29.  The compost site will be on your right site not more than 1/2 mile out of town.