Look for the label, then sign up
If your garbage carts are gray and labeled “Property of City of Minneapolis” you have City collection service. If you have City service, there are two ways you can sign up for organics recycling:
How collection starts
We'll deliver an organics recycling cart after you sign up. If your house has 1 or 2 units, you’ll get a 32-gallon organics cart. If there are more than 2 units, you’ll get a 64-gallon organics cart.
Your organics need to be placed in a compostable bag (paper grocery bag or compostable plastic) and fit inside the cart. Do not use any other type of container.
After signing up you'll get a welcome kit in the mail that includes a starter set of compostable plastic bags, a Home Setup Tips guide and a refrigerator magnet.
New renters may request a welcome kit by contacting our office.
Request an extra cart
Your weekly organics should fit in your organics recycling cart. If they do not fit in your cart most weeks, call Solid Waste & Recycling to request a larger cart or get another cart.
If you have extra organics every once in a while, you can bring them to an organics drop-off site.
No extra cost
There's no extra cost to participate in the organics recycling program, but you do have to sign up for it.