Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

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Organics cart hanger:  Organics collection crews are leaving a cart hanger on all resident's organics recycling carts during the week of October 17, 2016 reminding them that yard waste may not be placed in the organics.  This cart hanger does not mean you have done something wrong, it is simply a reminder. 


YW - Reusable ContainerYard waste: You may place yard waste, prepared to collection guidelines, out each week on your garbage day.  Minnesota State law prohibits disposing yard waste with garbage and requires the use of compostable bags for collection of yard waste.  Visit our Yard Waste webpage for more information. 

Yard waste collection will end the week of November 14, 2016.


Recycling_Block_Leader_yardsign_photoRecycling Block Leader training - November 15:  Calling all block leaders or those interested in learning more about the Recycling Block Leader program.  Solid Waste & Recycling is holding a training for recycling block leaders from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on America Recycles Day - November 15, 2016 at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park (4055 Nicollet Ave).  Attend this training for an overview of available to Solid Waste & Recycling customers, learn about the top 10 items found in Minneapolis' garbage, how to recycle and dispose of items not collected by Solid Waste & Recycling and hear what other block leaders are doing to engage their neighbors.

RSVP by contacting Laura Horner (; 612-673-3318).  When RSVPing, please let us know if there are any questions you currently have that you'd like answered at the training.   We hope to see you there!

Organics Recycling

Sign up now.
There's no extra cost to participate!  Organics are collected weekly on your regularly scheduled collection day.  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
Somaaliga (Somali): Dib-U warshadaynta Qashinka dabiicigaa

One-Sort Recycling

You can now recycle more! View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:
Paper Recycling
Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
Household Battery Recycling
Electronics Recycling
Large Item
Household Hazardous Waste

Español (Spanish): Un Solo Tipo de Reciclaje
Hmoob (Hmong): Ib Zaug-Xaiv Cov Khoom Qub Mus Zom Dua Tshiab
Somaaliga (Somali): Ku Rid Hal Weel Alaabta Dib-loo-warshadeeya

do not put in one-sort cart

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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

Helpful Hennepin County websites

Green Disposal Guide
Apartment Recycling
Business Recycling Grants
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Fix-It Clinics
Master Recycler/Composter

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 assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau 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 Oct 21, 2016