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Recycling Services Information

Single Sort Recycling

We now offer single sort recycling bins to the city limits residents in Perham, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, and Lake Park. Curbside recycling services are only available for residential customers and only in those 4 cities.

City of Perham / Recycling Flyer

Becker County / Recycling Flyer

Single Sort Recycling Bins Services



  • Mail, office, and school papers
  • Magazines & newspaper inserts
  • Phone books
  • Soft cover books
  • Cereal & pop type boxes
  • Shredded paper in sealed paper bags

CARTONS: (Rinse containers) Milk, soup, broth, wine, and juice cartons/boxes METAL (Rinse containers)

  • Food and beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Pie tins/ decorative tins

NO: No food waste contamination CARDBOARD

  • Any corrugated cardboard packaging

PLASTIC #1- #7 (Rinse and leave caps on) Bottles and Jugs:

  • Water, pop, & juice bottles
  • Milk & juice jugs
  • Ketchup & salad dressing bottles
  • Dishwashing/detergent jugs
  • Shampoo, soap, & lotion bottles

Cups & containers:

  • Yogurt, pudding, & fruit cups
  • Disposable cups/bowls
  • Margarine, cottage cheese, & other containers
  • Produce, deli, & takeout containers



Food type containers


Not Acceptable:


  • Sharps/needles in sealed container
  • NO Food Waste
  • NO Garbage
  • Ceramics
  • NO Scrap metal
  • Mirrors
  • Plastic hangers
  • Plastic dinnerware
  • Tissues/napkins
  • Plastic bags
  • Rigid plastics
  • Styrofoam™
  • Hoses
  • Diapers
  • Kitty litter
Recycling Services in Perham
Not sure where to put other waste?  Please follow these guidelines:


Otter Tail County Customers

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – Otter Tail County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste free of charge through the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program. Simply deliver the hazardous items to the HHW facility, which is located at 1115 N Tower Rd, Fergus Falls, MN 56537.

Please note that business waste (except for fluorescent bulbs), prescription medication, vehicle batteries, electronics or appliances will not be accepted by the HHW.

Medication Disposal – you may safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medication using the Otter Tail County Take it to the Box program, which offers 6 locations across Otter Tail County, each with secure drop boxes.


Becker County Customers

Household Hazard Waste Disposal – You may dispose of your household hazard waste at the Becker County Transfer Station, which is located 3 miles North of Detroit Lakes on Hwy 59 and 1/2 mile West on Co. Rd 144.

Acceptable household hazardous waste items include: Paints, Stains, Varnishes, Solvents, Garden pesticides, Flammable products, Poisons, Adhesives, Aerosol cans, Lawn care products, Cleaners, Automotive chemicals, Motor oil.

Medication Disposal – you may safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medication using the Becker County Take it to the Box program. Simply go to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, located at 925 Lake Ave, Detroit Lakes MN 56501, and let them know you have something to dispose of. They will then unlock the door, and you can drop your medication into the disposal box.

Contact Steve’s Sanitation to see how we can help you.

Steve's Sanitation

140 6th Ave NE

Perham MN 56573

(218) 346-4834

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Main Office in Perham & on Graystone Plaza in Detroit Lakes
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