Minneapolis Department of Public Works


Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

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YW - Reusable ContainerYard Waste Collection began the week of April 7, 2014.  Place yard waste out, prepared to collection guidelines, each week on your garbage day for collection.  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.  Visit our Yard Waste webpage for detailed yard waste preparation.  Contact our office if you'd like stickers (shown in the image on the left) for your reusable yard waste container today! HHW General Boxed

2014 Hennepin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events: Can't make it out to one of Hennepin County's permanent HHW and Recycling Drop-off Facilities to properly dispose of your hosehold cleaners and paint?  Hennepin County is making it easier for you to get rid of these unwanted items in an environmentally sound manner by hosting six collection events in Minneapolis this year!  See below for dates and locations of these events.

The events will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day of collection. Only household hazardous waste and household problem materials are being collected at these events. Electronics, appliances, motor oil and filters, construction debris, and more will not be accepted. Visit Hennepin County's website for a detailed list of items that can be brought to these drop-off events.

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Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Distribution: Sales are now open to order rain barrels, compost bins, and kitchen pails from the Recycling Association of Minnesota! The Minneapolis sale will be held on April 26th, 2014. You may order from any of their sale events and are expected to pick up your items purchased from the location you select. See products available and event dates.

Container rental program updates: Please see our Rental of Container webpage for changes to the program that began January 1, 2014.


Mattresses are recyclable and should be placed out on your recycling day only. Mattress Collection crews will sticker your mattress and return the following business day to pick it up. Mattresses are non-recyclable if they become water logged from rain or snow. Please keep your unwanted mattresses inside until the morning of your recycling collection to prevent them from becoming non-recyclable. You may also contact Solid Waste & Recycling and let us know that you'll be placing a mattress out the day after your recycling collection for pickup. Our customer service staff will notify the collection crew so that it will be picked up.

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Customer Service (612) 673-2917
Monday - Friday 8 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 recyclable's and a Hennepin County Recycling grant. Property taxes are not part of the funding for your solid waste and recycling services.

Last updated Apr. 15, 2014