Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Residential Organics Drop-Offs are Expanding!: The City of Minneapolis, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Hale Page Diamond Lake and Tangletown Neighborhoods, opened a Residential Organics Drop-Off at Pearl Park on April 26, 2014. Due to the success of the program, Solid Waste & Recycling will be expanding the drop-off to additional locations in summer 2014. Residents can now also drop household organics off at the South Transfer Station. For more information, visit our Organics webpage.
Hennepin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events: Can't make it out to one of Hennepin County's permanent HHW and Recycling Drop-off Facilities to properly dispose of your hosehold cleaners and paint? Hennepin County is making it easier for you to get rid of these unwanted items in an environmentally sound manner by hosting six collection events in Minneapolis this year! See below for upcoming dates and locations of these events.
- Aug 21 - 23: City of Minneapolis - City's 27th & University Facility, 340 27th Ave NE
- Sept 18 - 20: City of Minneapolis - Univeristy of Minnesota, 2904 Fairmount St SE
- Oct 9 - 11: City of Minneapolis - Public Works Snelling Ave Garage, 3607 44th St E
The events will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day of collection. Only household hazardous waste and household problem materials are being collected at these events. Electronics, appliances, motor oil and filters, construction debris, and more will not be accepted. Visit Hennepin County's website for a detailed list of items that can be brought to these drop-off events.
Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics: Broken radio, toaster, paper shredder, or sewing machine? Don’t throw it away! Bring these and other household items to a Fix-It Clinic and work alongside expert fixers to learn how to repair your items. In 2013, 750 attendees brought items to one of Hennepin County’s 13 Fix-It Clinics and an amazing 73% of the items brought in were repaired and saved from the garbage! Visit Hennepin County’s Fix-It Clinic webpage to see if your broken items can likely be fixed at a Fix-It Clinic.
Upcoming Fix-It Clinics in the Minneapolis area are as follows:
- Saturday, September 13 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) - Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, 2522 Marshall St. NE
- Saturday, October 11 (noon to 4 p.m.) - North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N, Minneapolis
Yard Waste Collection began the week of April 7, 2014. Place yard waste out, prepared to collection guidelines, each week on your garbage day for collection. 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. Visit our Yard Waste webpage for detailed yard waste preparation. Contact our office if you'd like stickers (shown in the image on the left) for your reusable yard waste container today!
Mattresses are recyclable and should be placed out on your recycling day only. Collection crews will sticker your mattress and return the following business day to pick it up. Mattresses are non-recyclable if they become water logged from rain or snow. Please keep your unwanted mattresses inside until the morning of your recycling collection to prevent them from becoming non-recyclable. You may also contact Solid Waste & Recycling and let us know that you'll be placing a mattress out the day after your recycling collection for pickup. Our customer service staff will notify the collection crew so that it will be picked up.
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:
A-Z How to Get Rid of it Guide
Business Recycling Grants
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
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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 recyclable's and a Hennepin County Recycling grant. Property taxes are not part of the funding for your solid waste and recycling services.
Last updated Aug 18, 2014