Garden tool swap event

Join us and your fellow Minneapolis gardeners at our first garden tool swap event. From first time gardeners to those with green thumbs, all are welcome at this free event. Take the opportunity to giv


Spring is officially here! To celebrate many of us are turning towards our home and our green spaces. When cleaning out your storage, hang on to unused yard tools and gardening items.  

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling and community partners will be holding the first ever city-wide swap event of garden tools and plant related equipment. From first time gardeners to those with green thumbs, all are welcome at this free event.

  • All items are intended to be given and taken freely. Garden tools and equipment are not for sale.
  • You do not need to bring items to participate. 
  • You can drop-off your usable garden swap items and leave. You do not need to stay on site for the entire event.
  • Our office will work to get unclaimed items to community gardens after the event is over.
  • Please be respectful of your neighbors. Take only what you need so everyone can participate.
  • Wear face coverings and maintain at least 6 feet distance from others.


  • Saturday May 8th, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Event locations

  • Corcoran Park
    • 3334 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
    • 4055 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Logan Park
    • 690 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Folwell Park
    • 1615 Dowling Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Items to bring

Items to bring

  • Garden and yard tools (shovels, trowels, rakes, pitchforks, hoses, etc.)
  • Pots and planters (wood, terracotta, decorative plastic) - free of any soil or dirt
  • Potting soil/mix (unused, bagged)
  • Gardening and plant books
  • Garden art and décor
  • Bird houses and feeders

Not accepted

Please do not bring

  • Chemicals of any kind (fertilizers, pesticides, weed killer, bug killers, etc.)
  • Mower or power tools
  • Broken items
  • Items too large to carry
  • Used soil from your yard or garden (empty any soil from pots before bringing them to the swap)

Community partners


Community partners

  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Corcoran Neighborhood
  • Kingfield Neighborhood
  • Spark-Y
  • Folwell Neighborhood

Contact us

Recycling Coordinator

Solid Waste & Recycling





Eastside Maintenance Facility
2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.