Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Yard Waste: You may place yard waste, prepared to collection guidelines, out each week on your garbage day. Minnesota State law prohibits disposing yard waste with garbage and requires the use of compostable bags for collection of yard waste. Visit our Yard Waste webpage for more information.
Yard waste collection will end the week of November 14, 2016.
Zero Waste Stakeholder Engagement Meetings: The City invites you to participate in community stakeholder meetings on how to achieve zero waste in our community. Your feedback will be used in developing a zero waste plan for the City of Minneapolis.
- Multi-Unit Residential (not serviced by Solid Waste & Recycling) - Thursday 9/22/16 (8:30 - 11:45 a.m.) at Sabathani Community Center: 310 38th St E.
- Commercial Sector - Wednesday 9/28/16 (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) at Minneapolis Central Library: 300 Nicollet Ave
- NEW DATE: City Serviced Buildings meeting (1-4 dwelling units) - Tuesday 10/18/2016 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) at Minneapolis Urban League: 2100 Plymouth Ave S
For more information on the zero-waste stakeholder meetings or to RSVP click here.
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.
Fall 2016 Organics Recycling Trainings
Come to one of two session to get your organics recycling questions answered with hands-on learning, demonstrations and tips that make organics recycling easier in your home. Learn what happens to organics once they are collected. Pick up a yard sign to promote the organics recycling program. Hear about the City's new Recycling Block Leader program and how you can sign up to be the leader on your block.
Tuesday September 27, 2016, 6 - 8 p.m. at Longfellow Park (3435 36th Ave S)
Thursday October 13, 2016, 6 - 8 p.m. at Windom Park Northeast (2251 Hayes St)
RSVPs are encouraged but not required. RSVP here.
Learn how-to participate by watching our How-to video.
Español (Spanish): Reciclaje Orgánico
Hmoob (Hmong): Nroog Minneapolis nyoj khoom tsis siv
Somaaligh (Somali): Dib-U warshadaynta Qashinka dabiicigaa
Home Container Labels: 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 SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
Upcoming Waste Reduction and Reuse Events:
- Fix-It Tech Event: September 24, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Van Cleve Recreation Center (901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis)
- Fix-It Clinic Event: October 8, 2016 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Louis Park Recreation Center (3700 Monterrey Drive, St. Louis Park)
- Fix-It Clinic Event: December 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Grace Center for Community Life (1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis)
You can now recycle more! View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:
Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
Household Battery Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste
Helpful Hennepin County websites:
Green Disposal Guide
Business Recycling Grants
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Should you require a reasonable accomodation 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 assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau 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 20, 2016