Garbage Service and Recycling


The City of Hayward is serviced by 2 Garbage haulers. Pickup is on Wednesday mornings. Please have your containers at street side by 6am.

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Waste Management

RECYCLING & HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) is provided for all cities in Freeborn County at:  2020 Pioneer Trail, Albert Lea, MN 56007 (off the East end of Hammer Road) Phone: 507-377-5186 -  Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

  • Your recycling pick-up occurs every other week. cities are either a green week or a gold week. There is no limit to the volume of recyclables you can collect. If your cart is insufficient, call to arrange for a second cart at no extra charge.
  •  Waste Management's phone number is 1-888-960-0008.
  • You can recycle plastic, glass, metal and paper.
  • If there is a holiday during your recycling week and your recycling day is on the holiday or later that week, your service will be delayed by one day.
  • Labels DO NOT have to be removed - leave caps on.
  • REMEMBER NO Plastic bags.