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, residents whose regularly scheduled garbage day is on Thursday or Friday will experience a one-day delay in collection of their garbage and recycling during the week of November 24th.  If your garbage day is Thrusday, make sure your garbage (and recycling) is at the alley or curb line by 6 a.m. on Friday, November 28th.  If your garbage day is Friday, make sure your garbage (and recycling) is at the alley or curb line by 6 a.m. on Saturday, November 29th. 

The South Transfer Station will also be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday November 27th, 2014.  It will be open regularly scheduled hours on Friday and Saturday November 28th and 29th.  Visit our South Transfer Station webpage for more information.

Current News

YW - Reusable ContainerYard Waste Collection - 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 and our Customer Service Representatives will provide you with locations that are accepting yard waste.


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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 our crew, it makes maneuvering alleys more difficult for you and your neighbors, and it is not allowed per City ordinance 427.150. For more information visit our Snow Shoveling webpage.




PaintCare is here!  Residents may now bring their latex or oil-based house paint and stains to participating retail drop-off locations around the City for proper disposal.  If still usable, latex paint will be recycled into new paint and oil-based paints will be sent to a cement kiln and used as a fuel source to operate the kiln.  Please note that aerosol cans, solvents, and paint accessories (brushes, trays, etc.) are not accepted.  For paint purchasing tips and drop-off locations visit PaintCare's website.

Fluorescent Bulbs do not belong in garbage or Fluorescent Bulbsrecycling carts: 
Our crews have noted that an increasing number of residents are placing fluorescent light bulbs in their One-Sort recycling carts or in a bag with batteries on top of their recycling cart. Did you know the fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury and are considered household hazardous waste (HHW)? Fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs) are not collected through your City garbage and recycling service and must be properly disposed of to prevent mercury from being released into the environment. Please help us get the word out that these bulbs need to be properly recycled!

Many retailers that sell fluorescent light bulbs also collect them for recycling (some may charge a fee). Visit or to find a retail drop-off location near you. Residents can also bring bulbs to one of Hennepin County’s HHW and Recycling Drop-Off Facilities for free. Please make sure that fluorescent bulbs do not break prior to bringing them in for recycling. For safe packaging and transportation tips and general information about fluorescent bulbs, read the MPCA’s Fluorescent Light Bulb fact sheet.

 One-Sort Recycling collects 6,343 more tons of recycling in first full year of citywide One-Sort! For more information on how the one-sort program participation, resident feedback and operational improvements, read the City's media release.

Residential Organics Drop-Offs: For more information, visit our Organics webpageNow Open: Pearl Park, South Transfer Station, Van Cleve Park, Audubon Park, and Armatage Park  

 Mattresses are recyclable and should be placed out on your recycling day only. Mattress Collection crews will sticker your mattress and return the following business day to pick it up. Mattresses are non-recyclable if they become water logged from rain or snow. Please keep your unwanted mattresses inside until the morning of your recycling collection to prevent them from becoming non-recyclable. You may also contact Solid Waste & Recycling and let us know that you'll be placing a mattress out the day after your recycling collection for pickup. Our customer service staff will notify the collection crew so that it will be picked up.Hmoob (Hmong): Ib Zaug-Xaiv Cov Khoom Qub Mus Zom Dua Tshiab
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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 21, 2014