Recycling block leader

You can become a recycling block leader and help make a difference in your community.
Become a recycling block leader
Become a recycling block leader


We offer residents many opportunities to become stewards of our environment. One option is to take part in the City's recycling block leader program. 

You'll get the chance to educate your neighbors about:

  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Organics recycling 
  • More

As a recycling block leader, you can give as little or as much of your time as you are able.

Getting started

Sign noting block leader for recycling

You decide how to share recycling information with your neighbors. Here are a few suggestions for reaching out to your neighbors:

  • Knock on doors. We can give you educational materials to hand out, including brochures, stickers and yard signs.
  • Send email updates. If you have your neighbors' email addresses, you can send quick updates about materials that might be contaminating recycling and organics carts.
  • Attend block club meetings. If your block has regular block club meetings, ask to be on the agenda every once in a while to share recycling information. 
  • Set up a table at a block party. If your block hosts a national night out party, set up an educational table with recycling and organics recycling information.
  • Post on social media. Post information on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor and other social media outlets.
  • Be creative! If you’re inspired to develop your own projects for the block, we encourage your creativity.

What you get

Table showing recycling educational materials

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling will give you:

  • Email updates about current recycling rates, events and initiatives.
  • Tips on reaching out to your neighbors and tools such as lawn signs and brochures.
  • Information to help you answer recycling-related questions.
  • Access to knowledgeable staff to help you resolve issues and learn about the program.
  • Invitations to special trainings and tours.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Recycling Coordinator

Public Works - Solid Waste & Recycling





Eastside Maintenance Facility
2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.