Programs and initiatives

Learn about City programs and efforts to improve our City. Search by department or interest area to learn more.

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concrete ash collection receptacle

Adopt-An-Ash Receptacle

You can reduce cigarette litter in Minneapolis when you volunteer to empty an ash receptacle on a regular basis.
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Adopt-A-Litter Container

By adopting a litter container, you can reduce litter on the streets where you live and work.
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It’s easy to keep our medians, traffic circles, and other public green spaces beautiful year-round.
adopt-a-recycling container

Adopt-A-Recycling Container

You can help keep Minneapolis clean and beautiful by adopting a recycling container.
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Adopt-A-Street or Highway

We invite you to adopt a street or highway to help keep our city clean. The City provides free bags and gloves for cleanup and recognizes volunteers with an Adopt-A-Street or Adopt-A-Highway sign.
Paint cans and paint brush.

Graffiti paint over program

You can get paint from the City to paint over graffiti on public property. Paint is available for traffic signal poles, control boxes and fire hydrants.
people picking up litter with litter grabbers, gloves and yellow litter bags

Litter cleanup

Minneapolis stays beautiful with the help of volunteers like you. When you sign up to remove litter, we'll provide supplies for your cleanup event.
Pedestrians walk near City Hall.

Municipal ID

The City is developing a program to give all residents the opportunity have access to a government-issued form of identification.
Gavel on desk

Trial support and safety

The City is working with partners to keep everyone safe and informed during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd.
A pile of compost.

Community garden compost

The City offers no cost and low-cost compost to community gardens in Minneapolis.
Adopt-A-Block yard sign


You can improve your neighborhood's curb appeal when you volunteer to keep your block free of litter. The City provides free bags and gloves for cleanup.
Garbage, recycling and organics carts and yard waste bags outside a home.

Zero Waste

We want to reduce garbage thrown away in landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. Learn how we plan to do this.