Minneapolis Department of Public Works

 

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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What To Do List - A

This alphabetical list helps you determine the best way to dispose of everyday things. Click an item for instructions on how to dispose, recycle, or drop off your items. Click on the icon for more information.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Acid
Acorns
Adhesives
Aerosol Cans
Air Compressors
Air Conditioners
Aluminum Cans
Aluminum Foil/Trays
American Flag

Ammunition
Animals: Deceased
Answering Machines
Ant Poison
Antifreeze
Appliances
Arm Chair
Asbestos
Ashes: Fireplace, Fire pit

Asphalt
Asphalt Sealer
Asphalt Shingles
Automobiles
Automobile Engines
Automobile Fluids
Automobile Parts
Automobile Tires

ItemWhat to doHandle AsDonate

Acid

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Acorns

Acorns can be included with grass clippings and leaves. Place in bags. Each bag must weigh less than 40 lbs. Do not use bags larger than 33 gallons.

State law prohibits disposing of yard waste with the garbage. South Transfer Station does not accept yard waste.

Yard waste collected mid-April through mid-November, weather permitting.

Go To Yard Waste Page

 

Adhesives

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Aerosol Cans

Only if the can is empty (no liquid or pressure left), may it go in the garbage.

If not empty (still has liquid or pressure left), then Federal law requires treating pressurized cans as hazardous waste.

Aerosol cans that are not empty may leak or explode during sorting or baling. Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Air Compressors

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of 2 large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Large Item

Donate

Air Conditioners

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of 2 large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

NO AMMONIA COOLED AIR CONDITIONERS ARE ACCEPTED. Special disposal instruction can be found at Hennepin County A-Z Guide

Large Item

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

Donate

Aluminum - Foil/Pie Tins/Trays

See Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

 

Aluminum Cans

See Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

 

American Flag

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. Contact your local American Legion, who disposes of American Flags with respect, and in the proper manner.

  

Ammunition: Explosives & Guns

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. Not collected or accepted by Solid Waste & Recycling or with a voucher at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.Call your local police precinct for proper disposal.

If you find ammunition that is corroded or appears unsafe due to how it was stored or an item that may be an explosive, do not move it--call 911.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

 

Animals: Deceased
Pets
Farm Animals
Road Kill

Call Minneapolis 311.

Disposal with garbage is prohibited. Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station.

Pets: Contact a veterinarian, cremation service, pet cemetary, or humane society.

Farm Animals: Call the MN Board of Animal Health.

Road Kill: Call the road authority that has immediate responsibility.  This will either be Hennepin County or the City's Street Department.

Rendering Services: Call the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

 

Answering Machines

If the answering machine contains a battery, remove the battery. Hennepin County's HHW and & Drop-Off Facilities will accept for recycling.

If unable to deliver to Hennepin County, bag and place the answering machine inside the garbage cart.

Please remember to recycle the battery by placing it in a plastic bag on top of your recycling cart.

Go To Garbage Page

 

Ant Poison

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

 

Antifreeze

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

 

Appliances

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of 2 large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Large Item

Donate

Arm Chair

This item collected on garbage pickup day. Limit of 2 large items per garbage day. Place next to the garbage car on garbage day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste".

Large Item

Donate

Asbestos

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

For additional information, call: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at (651) 296-6300. Or Look in the Yellow Pages under "Asbestos Removal".

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Ashes (Fireplace, Fire pit, Grill)

Double bag and place inside the garbage cart. Make sure the ashes have cooled before double bagging.

Go To Garbage Page

 

Asphalt Sealer

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Asphalt Shingles

Disposal with garbage is prohibited. Do NOT place in the garbage cart.

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, see Voucher Program for details.

Voucher

 

Asphalt, Concrete, Cement

Disposal with garbage is prohibited. Do NOT place in the garbage cart.

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, see Voucher Program for details.

Voucher

 

Automobile

Cars, Trucks, Pickups

This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station.

Check the Yellow Page under "Scrap Metals" or "Junk Yards", for disposal options, or see "Donate".

 

Donate

Automobile Fluids

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

By state law, a person cannot place brake fluid, motor oil, oil filters, power steering fluid, or transmission fluid in the garbage, on the land, in water, down a sewer, or in the storm drain.

Some automotive service Stations accept automotive fluids and oil filters, usually for a fee.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Automobile Parts

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Check the Yellow Page under "Scrap Metals". Fenders, doors, engine blocks, etc. can be brought to a scrap metal dealer for recycling.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

 

Automobile Tires

Disposal with garbage is prohibited. Do NOT place in the garbage cart. Solid Waste does NOT pickup this item.

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, see Voucher Program for details.

Any store that sell tires is requireded by state law to take them back; they may charge a disposal fee.

Voucher

 

Last updated Mar. 14, 2014