Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Yard Waste: Yard waste collection began Monday April 11, 2016. You may place yard waste, prepared to collection guidelines, out each week on your garbage day. Minnesota State law prohibits disposing yard waste with garbage and requires the use of compostable bags for collection of yard waste. Visit our Yard Waste webpage for more information.
Container Rental Notice: Due to the citywide organics recycling roll-out, Solid Waste & Recycling will not be accepting container rental applications from March 14 - July 11, 2016. Visit our Container Rental webpage for a list of other companies who offer garbage, recycling and organics services for events.
Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Distribution: Sales are now open to order rain barrels, compost bins, kitchen pails and bird feeders from the Recycling Association of Minnesota. The Minneapolis distribution event will be held on April 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 1p.m. You may order from any of the distribution events on their website and are expected to pick up your items purchased from the location you select. Visit RAM's website to place an order or find out more information.
Organics Recycling goes citywide this spring! Sign up now.
There's no extra cost to participate! Find more information on our Organics Recycling webpages. Check out the Organics Cart Delivery Map to find out when organics recycling is coming to your block.
Learn how-to participate by watching our How-to video.
Español (Spanish): Reciclaje Orgánico
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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.
Upcoming Waste Reduction and Reuse Events:
- HHW Collection Event: May 12-14 from 9a.m. - 4p.m. at City of Minnetonka (11522 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka)
- Fix-It Clinic: Saturday May 14, 2016 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Gramercy Park Cooperative (6711 Lake Shore Drive, Minneapolis)
- Fix-It Tech: May 19, 2016 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Takoda Institute/AIOIC (1845 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis)
- Fix-It Clinic: Saturday June 11, 2016 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal)
- HHW Collection Event: June 2-4, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Minneapolis Public Works Garage (3607 44th St E, Minneapolis)
- HHW Collection Event: June 16-18, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Louis Park Middle School (2025 Texas Ave S, St. Louis Park)
- HHW Collection Event: July 7-9, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Jenny Lind School (5025 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis)
- HHW Collection Event: August 18-20, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Minneapolis Snelling Lot (340 27th Ave S, Minneapolis)
- HHW Collection Event: Setpebmer 15-17, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Minneapolis Public Works Garage (3607 44th St E, Minneapolis)
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
Helpful Hennepin County websites:
Green Disposal Guide
Business Recycling Grants
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Should you require a reasonable accomodation 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.
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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 Apr 22, 2016