Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers will have an organics recycling option starting in 2015 - 2016. Read the City's press release for information about the program roll-out and to find out how you can sign now to participate!  Please continue to take advantage of the Residential Organics Drop-Offs until the citywide Organics Recycling program roll-out is complete.

RAM 2015 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin - WebSmallRain Barrel and Compost Bin Distribution: Sales are now open to order rain barrels, compost bins, kitchen pails and bird feeders from the Recycling Association of Minnesota!  The Minneapolis distribution event will be held on May 30, 2015.  You may order from any of the distribution events and are expected o pick up your items purchased from the location you select.  Visit RAM's website to place an order or find out more information!

Yard Waste Collection: Yard waste collection will resume the week of April 13, 2015.  If you have yard waste that you'd like to get rid of before collection begins, call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 and our Customer Service Representatives will provide you with locations that accept yard waste.

 2015 Container Rental Announcement: Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling is not accepting container rental applications for deliveries July 31, 2015 - September 20, 2015.  To reserve containers for an event outside of these dates, please visit our Rental of Containers webpage.Snow Cart - Casper

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 as it makes collection more difficult for our crew, it makes maneuvering alleys 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.



 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.

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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
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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 Mar 12, 2015