Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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What To Do List - N

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.

If the item you are looking for is not listed, please call us at 612-673-2917 or email us at SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov and we will let you know how to dispose of the item(s) and will add them to the What To Do List.

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Nail Polish & Remover
Needles and Syringes
Neon Lights
Newspaper
Notebook Paper

ItemWhat to doHandle AsDonate

Nail Polish & Remover

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's Green Disposal Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Needles and Syringes

Needles and/or syringes may be collected with garbage or brought to Hennepin County's HHW & Recycling Drop-Off Facilities if properly prepared. Needle and/or syringes must be placed in a heavy plastic container with a screw on lid, such as a 2-liter pop bottle or laundry detergent bottle. Make sure lid/cap is screwed on and secured with heavy duty tape. Bag and place the filled container inside the garbage cart. It is preferred if you write "Sharps" on the container.

Go to Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide for additional information.

Solid Waste & Recycling will not collect commercial Sharps containers. Inquire about disposal options at a health care provider or pharmacy. South Transfer Station will NOT accept this item.

Go To Garbage Page

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Neon Lights

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's Green Disposal Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Newspaper

See Paper Recycling.

Newspaper may also be placed in the bottom of kitchen collection container for organics recycling to reduce moisture.  It is preferred if clean newspaper is recycled.

Go To Recycle Page

 

Notebook Paper

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycle Page

 

Last updated Jun 5, 2017

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