Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Holiday collection: Garbage, recycling and organics recycling collection will not be affected by the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday January 21, 2019. Please place your garbage, recycling and organics recycling out by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day. Although collection will not be affected, Solid Waste & Recycling's office will be closed.
Invasive species found in evergreen decorations: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages residents who purchased evergreen decorations including wreaths, swags, boughs, etc.) at several retailers to bag and throw away items to stop the spread of the invasive insect elongate hemlock scale. To stop the spread of the invasive insect, these items should be bagged and placed next to your garbage on your pick-up day. They should not be burned or composted. Learn more here.
Shovel snow around carts: If the collection crews cannot easily wheel your carts to the truck, they cannot service them. 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 difficult for your and your neighbors, and is not allowed per City ordinance (427.150).
Yard waste collection has ended for the year. If you have yard waste that you'd like to get rid of before collection begins again next Spring, visit Hennepin County's Yard and Tree Waste Disposal webpage for drop-off options or call our office to speak with our customer service representatives will provide you with drop-off locations that accept yard waste.
Take a tour of the recycling facility: You can now sign up to attend a tour of the recycling facility where the City's one-sort recyclables are sorted back into paper, plastic, glass and metal. Tours are offered monthly, however, space is limited and some restrictions apply. Click here for more information, tour dates, times, and how to sign up. If you can't attend a tour in person but still want to see how the recycling system works, watch Eureka Recycling's Story of a Cereal Box video.
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For detailed information visit:
- Paper Recycling
- Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
- Household Battery Recycling
- Electronics Recycling
- Large Item
- Household Hazardous Waste
Home container labels
Label containers in your home so guests know how to properly sort their waste Stickers are available for Solid Waste & Recycling customers to label 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 [email protected]. If you are not a Solid Waste & Recycling customer, you may request labels, guides, and more from Hennepin County at www.hennepin.us/recycleeverywhere.
Helpful Hennepin County websites
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 [email protected].
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau kev pab: 612-673-2800
Hadii aad caawimaad u baahantahay: 612-673-3500
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 Jan 17, 2019