Pay to drop off garbage

If you do not have City garbage collection, but do have a Minneapolis water bill, you can request a pay per use pass. You must schedule a time to go to the transfer station.

Drop-off site pay per use rules

  • Property must be within the City of Minneapolis limits.
  • You must have a valid City of Minneapolis utility (water) bill.
  • Water account must be active at the property.
  • Only residential waste from the property is accepted.
  • Commercial waste is not accepted. For example:
    • No pop machines, commercial copiers, appliances or electronics, HVAC systems, bagged dust from HVAC systems, etc. 
  • Utility bill payer must fill out the application each time you want to bring materials to the site. One pass is for one load only.
  • All fees for disposal will be added to the City utility (water) bill.

Go to Garbage Drop Off Pass Application

Set up a time to pay to drop-off garbage

Know before you go

The South Transfer Station is open Tuesday to Saturday, but you have to get a pass before you go. You cannot show up without one, and you cannot get one on-site at the transfer station.  The pass holder must remain on site throughout the process.

If you are the utility bill payer for the property, you must call us to request a pass.

When you call to schedule a time, you'll be asked for:

  • The specific week (Tuesday to Friday) or specific Saturday you want to drop off your items
  • The name of the person who will be bringing the materials to the transfer station
  • The materials you plan to bring to the transfer station

Call us to request a pay per use pass

More information

Contact us

Solid Waste & Recycling

Public Works




You must call to request a voucher.


Eastside Maintenance Facility

2635 University Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.