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: Yard waste collection started Monday April 13, 2015. You may place yard waste, prepared to collection guidelines, out each week on your garbage day. 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 information.RAM 2015 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin - WebSmall

Rain 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!

 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.

 

PaintCare

 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 SWRustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
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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 Apr 15, 2015