Free sand for sidewalks

After you clear your sidewalks, spreading sand helps to provide traction. It also helps hard-packed snow or ice melt faster.

Details

You can get sand for your sidewalk at these locations

  • 6036 Harriet Ave. S. (on W. 60th St. between Lyndale and Harriet)
  • 1809 Washington St. NE (at 18th and Jefferson)
  • E. 27th St. (just east of Longfellow Ave. near the Public Works gate)
  • 2710 Pacific St. (outside the main Public Works gate between 27th and 28th Aves. N.)

Hours

Locations are open 24 hours a day. 

Rules

  • Free sand is for Minneapolis residents only.
  • You're limited to one five-gallon bucket.

Salt to sand ratio

We add salt to the sand to prevent freezing. The ratio is up to 25% salt and 75% or more sand.

Come prepared

You must bring your own pail and shovel.

Use less salt to protect our environment

Salt is a major concern for all bodies of water. Learn the best practices for using de-icing salt.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311

Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays