Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

309 2nd Ave S., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2281

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

YW - Reusable Container

Yard Waste Collection: Yard waste collection began on April 13, 2015 and will end the week of November 16, 2015. You may place yard waste, prepared to collection guidelines, out each week on your garbage day. Minnesota State law prohibits disposing of yard waste with garbage and requires the use of compostable bags for collection of yard waste from your home. Residents may also use their own reusable container, approximately 33 gallons in size with sturdy handles. Visit our Yard Waste webpage for detailed information.Organics_home_set_up

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

Organics Recycling - there's no extra cost to participate!  

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

For more information on what materials are accepted for organics recycling, how to sign up, and home set-up tips, visit our Organics Recycling webpages.

 Upcoming Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics and Electronics Collection Event:

October 10: Fix-It Cinic (12p.m. - 4p.m.) St. Anthony Village City Hall & Community Center (3301 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony)
October 31: Electronics Collection Event: (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Mayflower Church (106 E Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis)
November 14: Fix-It Clinic (12p.m. - 4p.m.) Folwell Park Rec Center (1615 Dowling Ave N)PaintCare

PaintCare is here!  Residents may now bring their latex or oil-based house paint and stains to participating retail drop-off locations around the City for proper disposal.  If still usable, latex paint will be recycled into new paint and oil-based paints will be sent to a cement kiln and used as a fuel source to operate the kiln.  Please note that aerosol cans, solvents, and paint accessories (brushes, trays, etc.) are not accepted.  For paint purchasing tips and drop-off locations visit PaintCare's website.

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Somaaligh (Somali): Ku Rid Hal Weel Alaabta Dib-loo-warshadeeya
Español (Spanish): Un Solo Tipo de Reciclaje
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Alternative Formats:
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
Para asistencia 612-673-2700
Rau kev pab 612-673-2800
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 Sep 25, 2015