Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Trees: Solid Waste & Recycling customers may leave their trees alongside their garbage carts before 6 a.m. on their regularly scheduled garbage day. If the tree is 6 feet or taller, it needs to be cut in half. Trees are not accepted at compost facilities due to chemicals sprayed on some trees to keep them greener longer. Residents without City garbage and recycling service should contact your garbage hauler for tree pickup options or visit Hennepin County's Yard and Tree Disposal webpage for drop-off options.
Yard waste collection has ended: 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 or visit Hennepin County's Yard and Tree Waste Disposal webpage.
Snow Shoveling: Remember to shovel a 36" wide path through the snow, including snow left by the plow, from your carts to the alley or curb line. Please do not shovel snow into the alley as it makes collection more difficult for you and your neighbors and is not allowed per City ordinance 225.680 and 427.150. For more information visit our Snow Shoveling webpage.
Learn how-to participate by watching our How-to video.
You can now recycle more! View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:
Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
Household Battery Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste
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 SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
Helpful Hennepin County websites
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 SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau kev pab: 612-673-2800
Hadii aad caawimaad u baahantahay: 612-673-3500
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 Jan 23, 2017