Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Snow Shoveling: Remember to shovel a 36" wide path through the snow, including snow left by the plow, from your carts to the alley or curb line. Please do not shovel snow into the alley or street as it makes collection more difficult for our crew, it makes maneuvering alleys and streets more difficult for you and your neighbors, and it is not allowed per City ordinance 427.150. For more information, visit our Snow Shoveling webpage.
Organics Recycling goes citywide this spring!
There's no extra cost to participate! Find more information on our Organics Recycling webpages.
Learn how-to participate by watching our How-to video.
Español (Spanish): Reciclaje Orgánico
Hmoob (Hmong): Nroog Minneapolis nyoj khoom tsis siv
Somaaligh (Somali): Dib-U warshadaynta Qashinka dabiicigaa
Recycle Your Holidays: The Recycling Association of Minnesota's Recycle Your Holidays program is back! Working and non-working holiday lights may be brought to participating drop-off locations throughout the State now through the end of January. To find a location near you, visit: www.recycleyourholidays.org.
Home Container Labels: Label containers in your home so guests know how to properly sort their waste. Stickers are available for your interior recycling, organics recycling, and trash containers located throughout your house. To order stickers to help improve your home collection system, call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or email your request including the number of each type of stickers you want to SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
Upcoming Waste Reduction and Reuse Events:
- Minneapolis Toy Library: January 23, 2016 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at East Lake Library (2727 E Lake St, Minneapolis)
- Fix-It Clinic: February 13, 2016 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Waite Park (1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis)
- Minneapolis Toy Library: February 13, 2016 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Washburn Library (5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis)
- Fix-It Clinic: April 23, 2016 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis)
- Fix-It Clinic: Saturday May 14, 2016 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Gramercy Park Cooperative (6711 Lake Shore Drive, Minneapolis)
- Fix-It Clinic: Saturday June 11, 2016 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal)
You can now recycle more! View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:
Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
Household Battery Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste
Helpful Hennepin County websites:
Green Disposal Guide
Business Recycling Grants
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or by emailing SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700
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Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500
Customer Service (612) 673-2917
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Division of Solid Waste & Recycling is committed to excellence in customer service. The mission of the Division is to protect the health and safety of Minneapolis residents by providing solid waste management services that result in a clean and livable city. A Clean City is Job One, and the job is carried out in a safe, environmentally protective and cost effective manner. Solid Waste & Recycling is funded by your monthly fees, sale of metals and recyclables and a Hennepin County recycling grant. Property taxes are not part of the funding for your solid waste and recycling services.
Last updated Feb 8, 2016