(218) 346-4834

Recycling Services Information

Single Sort Recycling

We now have single sort recycling bins offered to the city limits residents in Perham, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, and Lake Park. Curbside recycling services are only available for residential customers and only those 4 cities. City of Perham / Recycling Flyer Becker County / Recycling Flyer



  • 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
Not sure where to put other waste?  Please follow these guidelines:


Ottertail County Customers

Transfer Station – Hwy 10: 218-385-3660 Scrap metal, Tires, Brush, Boat wrap/Ag., Plastic, Electronics, Propane tanks, Used oil, Demolition, Furniture, Compost, Vehicle batteries, Appliances Household Hazardous Waste>  

Ottertail County Solid Waste> 

218-736-2161 Fluorescent bulbs, Paint, Rechargeable batteries, Lithium batteries, Aerosols, Household pesticides, Cleaning products, Automotive products Prescription Medication Box – Take it to the Box Perham Police Department 525 W. Main Street   Becker County Customers Located 3 miles North of Detroit Lakes on Hwy 59 and 1/2 mile West on Co. Rd 144. – link to Scrap metal, Tires, Brush, Boat wrap/Ag. Plastic, Electronics, Propane Tank,s Used oil, Demolition, Furniture, Compost, Vehicle batteries, Appliances Household Hazardous Waste>

Transfer Station > 

 218-847-9664 Paints, Stains, Varnishes, Solvents, Garden pesticides, Flammable products, Poisons, Adhesives, Aerosol cans, Lawn care products, Cleaners, Automotive chemicals Prescription Medication Box  -Take it to the Box Becker County Sheriff’s Office at 925 Lake Ave, Detroit Lakes MN 56501

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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Payment Boxes located at:
Main Office in Perham & on Graystone Plaza in Detroit Lakes
(across from the Marine Corp office)