Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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General Guidelines - Rental of Containers (Carts) for your Special Events

Rental Fees:

Possibile Additional Fees:

Planning for your event:

Container types are shown on the right.


If feasible, we will track collection weights and provide them to the event organizer upon request prior to container delivery.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Rental Application and
  2. Email to SWandRSupervisors@minneapolismn.gov, fax to (612) 673-2250, or mail or drop off the application and payment to the address listed on the rental application.
  3. You must pay the full balance for container rentals by check (mailed or delivered to our office) or by credit card by selecting the rental charged to be added to your City of Minneapolis Utility Bill or by requesting an invoice for the rental fees. Checks may also be written to pay the Utility Bill or invoice. If writing a check, make the check or money ordr payable to: Minneapolis Finance Department. Additional fees may be charged to the applicant following the event if damages, adidtional materials, unacceptable materials, or contamination of materials occurs.

    An email contact on the application is important so we can confirm rental and follow up with our feedback form. A cell phone number is also important for our crew to contact the organizer with any questions when delivering or picking up the containers.

What you can expect from us:

Once the containers have been delivered:

If you have any questions regarding the Container Rental program, please call (612) 673-3536.

Last updated Jul 7, 2014