Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Holiday Collection Reminder: Garbage, recycling, organics recycling and yard waste collections will be delayed by one day during the week of September 7, 2015 due to the Labor Day holiday.  Please place your carts and bagged or bundled yard waste out by 6 a.m. the day following your regular collection day during the week of September 7 - September 12.  If you have any questions, please call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917.  Please note that our office will be closed on Monday September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday.

Marcy-Holmes, Southeast Como, Prospect Park - University of Minnesota Move-out Accelerated Clean-Up: Accelerated clean-up status is in effect for the Marcy-Holmes, Southeast Como and Prospect Park neighborhoods from August 24 - September 18, 2015.  A letter notifying all residents and utility bill payers wasw mailed the week of August 17 notifying them of the accelerated status.  Any debris found at the curb or the alley will be immediately cleaned and fees will be added to the Minneapolis Utility Bill for the property.

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Organics Recycling How-to participate video. 
Español (Spanish): Reciclaje Orgánico
Hmoob (Hmong): Nroog Minneapolis nyoj khoom tsis siv
Somaaligh (Somali): Dib-U warshadaynta Qashinka dabiicigaa

 Upcoming Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics:

September 19th: (12p.m. - 4p.m.) UMN ReUse Warehouse (883 SE 29th Ave, Minneapoli)
October 10th: (12p.m. - 4p.m.) St. Anthony Village City Hall & Community Center (3301 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony)
November 14: 12p.m. - 4p.m.) Folwell Park Rec Center (1615 Dowling Ave N)

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.

2015 Container Rental Announcement: Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling is not accepting container rental applications for deliveries July 24, 2015 - October 2, 2015.  To reserve containers for an event outside of these dates, please visit our Rental of Containers webpage.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.


Hmoob (Hmong): Ib Zaug-Xaiv Cov Khoom Qub Mus Zom Dua Tshiab
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 SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
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 1, 2015