Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Residential organics recycling

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

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers will soon be able to recycle fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, breads, eggshells and other food scraps. The new organics recycling program is an easy way for residents to reduce waste.

To take part, residents must sign up by contacting Solid Waste and Recycling at 612-673-2917 Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. or at Organics recycling will begin in two phases, with 25 percent of customers having organics recycling available in August 2015 and the rest in spring 2016. The phases are by area for the most efficient collection routes.

Search the map to find out when organics carts will be delivered to your block.


  As of Thursday August 6, 2015, 29.22% of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers have signed up to participate! 

Delivery of organics carts to Phase I area participants begins Monday August 10, 2015.  Residents may begin to use their organics cart as soon as they recieve it. 

Sign up to receive email updates on the citywide organics recycling program roll-out.

 Even if you aren't eligible to have organics recycling pickup at your home, you can bring your organics for recycling to one of five organics recycling drop-off sites.


 Organics Recycling Public Service Announcement (released April 17, 2015)
Espñol (Spanish): Reciclaje de Desechos Orgánicos en Minneapolis
Hmoob (Hmong): Nroog Minneapolis nyoj khoom tsis siv
Somaaligh (Somali): Dib u warshadaynta Qashinka dabiiciga ah 



Last updated Aug 7, 2015