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Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Survey iconResident Survey:  We want to hear from you!  All Solid Waste & Recycling customers are invited to participate in a 10-minute services survey.  Information gathered from the survey will help staff evaluate current outreach and educational messages and methods; and guide future conversations on potential program changes.  Survey participants will be randomly selected to win one of 40 prizes valued at $10 each.  The survey will be open through April 20, 2018.  If you would like a survey mailed to you, please call us at 612-673-2917.

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Program reminders

Snow Cart - shoveled

Snow shoveling: 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 crews, it makes maneuvering alleys and streets more difficult for you and your neighbors and it is not allowed per City ordinance 427.150.  For more information, visit our Snow shoveling webpage.

YW - Reusable Container

Yard waste collection.  You may place properly prepared yard waste out for collection by City crews on your garbage day.  Yard waste must be in compostable bags - paper (Kraft) or compostable plastic - or unbagged in a reusable container 26-32 inches high with sturdy handles.  Yard waste including reusable containers must weigh less than 40 pounds.  Yard waste is not allowed in City-provided garbage, recycling or organics recycling carts and State law prohibits disposing of yard waste with garbage or in petroleum based plastic bags.  Visit our Yard Waste webpage for detailed information.

Recycling TourTake 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.


Gypsy Moth Quarantine in Lowry Hill East Neighborhood: On June 29, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) issued a quarantine on the movement of trees and woody material, including firewood, from a portion of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood.  See MDA's news release for more information.  To help restrict the movement of the destructive Gypsy Moth invasive species, Solid Waste & Recycling yard waste crews will only be collecting grass clippings from the quarantined area until further notice.  All other yard waste must remain on the property.  All other outdoor items must be self-inspected prior to being set out for collection.  For more information, visit MDA's Gypsy Moth Program webpage.

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

View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:

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

Home container labels Organics_home_set_up

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau kev pab: 612-673-2800
Hadii aad caawimaad u baahantahay: 612-673-3500

Customer service

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
[email protected]


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 Apr 17, 2018



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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


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