Watch the mail for your recycling and trash information
City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers should watch their mailboxes for service guides arriving soon. The guides include information on all services provided by Solid Waste & Recycling, a list of accepted materials, and a collection schedule for the year. The guide also highlights two changes to the accepted recycling materials and new programs to prevent and clean up litter.
These materials are no longer accepted in recycling carts:
- No. 6 plastics.
- Any black plastic.
Changes in the international, national and local recycling markets have made it more important than ever to place only the accepted items in recycling carts. The guide includes information on why some of the items commonly found in recycling carts are not accepted, such as:
- Paper coffee cups, plates and takeout containers.
- Plastic bags, bubble wrap and plastic film.
- Large plastic items.
- Metal pots, pans and scrap.
- Paper egg cartons, napkins and paper towels.
New Clean City programs
The guide also highlights two Clean City Minneapolis programs launched in 2018 to help clean up and prevent litter.
- Litter Be Gone is an annual citywide cleanup event that takes place every October. The goal of the program is to clean up litter in the fall before the snow comes and litter becomes hidden. Individuals, teams and entire neighborhoods are invited to get involved.
- Clean City Classroom is a school curriculum program aimed to educate young people on properly disposing of their waste and why it’s important. Educators are invited to take part in the program.
Find more information about Clean City programs here.
Feb. 20, 2019
Published Feb 20, 2019