Prevent recycling theft
- Recycling theft or "scavenging" is the unauthorized collection of recyclable materials set out by residents for authorized collection programs with the City.
- City of Minneapolis Ordinance 244.355 (c) states that it’s against the law.
How you can help
- Only put your recyclables out on the day of pickup.
- Ask your neighbors not to put their recyclables out until the day of pickup.
- Call 911 if you see “scavengers” taking items.
- Contact your crime prevention specialist for additional prevention information.
- You can also call 311.
Last updated Apr 9, 2019