||Billing for City
The City of Robbinsdale
provides water, sanitary and storm sewer drainage, garbage service, and recycling services
for its residents. Robbinsdale has a comprehensive program for garbage and recycling
pick-up designed to reduce the waste collected in area landfills and to provide affordable
collection based on volume. The City bills every other month for residential services.
Required Conservation Rates:
A new state law effective January 1,
2010, requires metropolitan area public water utilities to implement residential and
commercial rate structures that encourage conservation. A conservation rate
structure is one that provides households with a financial incentive to use less water.
The City of Robbinsdale's 2010 Utility new tiered rates for water consumption are listed
Water Conservation Tips
||Monthly Rates (for comparison)
||For 2 months (current billing)
|Water Service - pays for maintenance and replacement of mains
|Water use (for two months) - Pays for pumping
and treating the water.
||Tiered Rates for promotion of water
|The first 12,000 gallons
||$2.59 per 1,000 gallons
|usage from 12,001-26,000 gals
||$3.48 per 1,000 gallons
|usage from 26,001-40,000 gals
||$4.52 per 1,000 gallons
|usage over 40,000
||$6.61 per 1,000 gallons
|Average home in Robbinsdale uses 13,000 gallons for two
months in the winter.
|Water Capital Surcharge - Saving for well repairs, water tower replacement, etc.
||$0.49 per 1,000 gallons
|Irrigation usage - Pays for pumping and treating the water (Commercial and Homeowner
|For multi-family townhome developments a per-unit
multiplier is used to determine the cut-off for the first tier - contact the finance
department for details.
|The first 20,000 gallons (or as set for townhome association)
||$4.52 per 1,000 gallons
|Usage over 20,000 gallons
||$6.61 per 1,000 gallons
|Sanitary Sewer Service - Pays for maintenance and replacement of mains and lift
|Sanitary Sewer - Based on the average winter water consumption. If actual use is less
than winter average, you will be charged for actual use.
||$3.73 per 1,000 gallons
|Storm Sewer - Includes effort to remove contaminants from storm run off (Residential)
|32 gallon, including taxes and recycling credit
|64 gallon, including taxes and recycling credit
|96 gallon, including taxes and recycling credit
|Need a 2nd Garbage Cart?
Added to Bill
|FOR 2 MONTHS
|Extra 32 gallon container
|Extra 64 gallon container
|Extra 96 gallon container
are read monthly by an automated radio read system. The radio read system was installed in
1997, and provides the City with accurate readings, allowing for proper charging of all
Waste Service (Garbage)
All residents are required
to use the City's solid waste service. Weekly collection includes garbage, recycling, yard
waste (April - November) and appliances. Each residence may select the size of garbage
container they need for weekly garbage collection. Items to be collected must be placed
near the curb or alley by 6:00 a.m. on the designated pick-up day.
For more information regarding solid waste, please call City Hall (763) 531-1211.
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HOLIDAYS: Solid waste collection is delayed one day if the
following holidays occur Monday through Friday: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence
Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Three standard sizes of garbage
containers are available (32, 64, or 96 gallon). One container is provided for each
residential unit unless over 96 gallons of garbage collection is requested.
For missed garbage pick-up, please call Waste Management within 24 hours
at (952) 890-1100.
Disposal of Appliances and Furniture items require the attachment
of Solid Waste Stickers. 1-Unit stickers are $1.50 and 5-Unit stickers are $7.50. They can
be purchased at City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Avenue North, or by calling (763) 531-1211 to
have them charged to your utility bill and then mailed out to you,
Sticker Requirements are as follows:
box bundle or item under 30 pounds which is beyond what garbage cart will hold
(small furniture, twin or full mattress, twin or full box spring, window, door or sink)
(large furniture - sofa / loveseat, recliner, queen or king mattress, queen or king box
spring, water softener, bathtub)
(stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher, water heater, microwave, dehumidifier, furnace, trash
compactor, window A/C, refrigerator, freezer)
For Non-Appliances, simply
place the appropriate number of stickers on the item and set it out on your designated
To have an appliance picked up, please call Waste Management at (952) 890-1100.
Storm Debris Reminders: Ciity crews
first priority is opening roads and alleys. Public tree debris (boulevard and park trees)
will be initially pushed aside to clear roads and then cleared with priorities to roads
and alleys over sidewalks.
Private trees belong to homeowners.
Homeowners are responsible for storm damage to their trees in the same way as they are
responsible for storm damage to their homes. The city's yardwaste hauler, Waste
Management, will take branches under 3 inches in diameter, under 5 feet in length,
bundled. They pick up the yardwaste using a garbage truck. The bundles can't be
longer than 5 feet so that they can safely be loaded by hand into the back of the garbage
truck. It can't be over 3 inches in diameter and it can't be logs split down to 3 inches
as these would cause damage to the compactor on the garbage truck.
Larger tree debris needs to be removed by
private contractors or taken to tree waste disposal sites- there are fees charged at
disposal sites. Robbinsdale's yardwaste pick up is curb-side for residents; Robbinsdale
does not pay for drop-off sites.