Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

309 2nd Ave S., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2281

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Holiday Collection Reminder: Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, garbage, recycling, and organics recycling collections will be delayed by one day this week for those whose regular collection day is Thursday or Friday.  For those affected, please make sure to place your garbage, recycling, and organics carts out at the curb or alley by 6 a.m. the day following your regular collection day. 

Call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 with any questions.  Please note that Solid Waste & Recycling's office will be closed on Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27.  The South Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday November 26, 2015.

Extra Recycling: Extra recycling that does not fit into your One-Sort recycling cart may be placed next to the cart in cardboard boxes or paper bags.  If you consistently have extra recycling, you may request an additional cart by calling 612-673-2917.  There is no charge for additional recycling carts.  If you place extra recycling out in an old curbside recycling bin or other plastic container, the container itself will be taken for recycling and you will not be able to get it back.

Unwanted artificial tree?: Artifical trees in good shape may be donated to Arc Value Village or Goodwill now through December 24.  If you're unable to bring a tree in for donation, try posting it on the Twin Cities Free Market, Next Door or Craigslist before throwing it away.

Yard Waste Collection: Yard waste collection ended the week of November 16, 2015.  If you still have yard waste that you'd like to get rid of before collection begins again next Spring, call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 and our Customer Service Representatives will provide you with locations that accept yard waste.

Plastic bag image for SWR homepagePlastic Bag Recycling at Participating Drop-Off Locations:  Clean and dry plastic bags and films (that are stretchy) can be brought to participating grocery and retail stores for recycling.  Plastic films include: bread bags, plastic wrap from around cases of water, toilet paper and paper towel, zipper snack and sandwich bags (remove the zipper part).  Plastic films that cannot be recycled at participating drop-off locations include: cracker bags, chip bags, and other films that do not stretch or are dirty.  No plastic bags or plastic film may be placed in the One-Sort Recycling cart. 

Upcoming Waste Reduction and Reuse Events:


Home Container Labels: Label containers in your home so guests know how to properly sort their waste. Stickers are available for your interior recycling, organics recycling, and trash containers located throughout your house. To order stickers to help improve your home collection system, call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or email your request including the number of each type of stickers you want to

Organics Recycling - there's no extra cost to participate!  

Learn how-to participate by watching our How-to video. 
Español (Spanish): Reciclaje Orgánico
Hmoob (Hmong): Nroog Minneapolis nyoj khoom tsis siv
Somaaligh (Somali): Dib-U warshadaynta Qashinka dabiicigaa

For more information on what materials are accepted for organics recycling, how to sign up, and home set-up tips, visit our Organics Recycling webpages.

One-Sort Recycling

Hmoob (Hmong): Ib Zaug-Xaiv Cov Khoom Qub Mus Zom Dua Tshiab
Somaaligh (Somali): Ku Rid Hal Weel Alaabta Dib-loo-warshadeeya
Español (Spanish): Un Solo Tipo de Reciclaje
do not put in one-sort cart

You can now recycle more! View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:
Paper Recycling
Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
Household Battery Recycling
Electronics Recycling
Large Item
Household Hazardous Waste

Helpful Hennepin County websites:
Green Disposal Guide
Apartment Recycling
Business Recycling Grants
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Fix-It Clinics
Master Recycler/Composter

Alternative Formats:
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or by emailing
Para asistencia 612-673-2700
Rau kev pab 612-673-2800
Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500

Customer Service (612) 673-2917
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Division of Solid Waste & Recycling is committed to excellence in customer service. The mission of the Division is to protect the health and safety of Minneapolis residents by providing solid waste management services that result in a clean and livable city. A Clean City is Job One, and the job is carried out in a safe, environmentally protective and cost effective manner. Solid Waste & Recycling is funded by your monthly fees, sale of metals and recyclables and a Hennepin County recycling grant. Property taxes are not part of the funding for your solid waste and recycling services. 

Last updated Nov 24, 2015