Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Batteries no longer accepted
Solid Waste & Recycling is no longer picking up batteries placed on top of recycling carts. Due to the potential for fires, rechargeable batteries are prohibited from all City of Minneapolis garbage and recycling carts. Alkaline batteries (single use AA, AAA, etc.) may be placed in your garbage cart.
Bring rechargeable batteries to Hennepin County's drop-off facilities in Bloomington or Brooklyn Park or to a retail drop-off location that accepts batteries. Find retail locations at Call2Recycle.org/locator. For devices that have difficult to remove batteries, such as vaping devices, cellphones and digital watches, bring the whole device to a drop-off location.
To prevent fire, individually tape each lithium and other rechargeable battery in a clear plastic bag or place clear tape on the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. Learn more about getting rid of batteries at Hennepin.us/batteryrecycling.
Yard waste collection has ended for the year
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, visit Hennepin County's Yard and tree waste disposal web page.
Keep "tanglers" like cords, hoses and string lights out of your recycling cart. Like plastic bags, these items get wrapped around equipment at recycling facilities and workers spend hours every day removing these items from the machinery.
You can recycle cords and string lights at Hennepin County drop-off facilities or other holiday light recycling locations. Contact our office for more information.
Live in St. Paul? Visit St. Paul's recycling website for more information about recycling collection.
Changes to recyclables accepted:
Due to changes in the international, national and local recycling markets, it's more important than ever to only put the proper items in recycling carts. Only the items identified on the recycling guide should be put in recycling carts.
Recent changes to what is accepted include:
- No #6 plastics (polystyrene: rigid or foam)
- No black plastics (any number)
These materials have weak markets and can be difficult to sort out at the recycling facility. For more information visit our Acceptable Recyclables webpage. For information on what to do with items not included on the recycling guide, use our What to Do List or Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide.
Tour Eureka Recycling's sorting facility: You can now sign up to attend a tour of the recycling facility where the City's one-sort recyclables are sorted back into paper, plastic, glass and metal. Tours are offered monthly, however, space is limited and some restrictions apply. Click here for more information, tour dates, times, and how to sign up. If you can't attend a tour in person but still want to see how the recycling system works, watch Eureka Recycling's Story of a Cereal Box video.
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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 Solid Waste & Recycling customers to label 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 [email protected]. If you are not a Solid Waste & Recycling customer, you may request labels, guides, and more from Hennepin County at www.hennepin.us/recycleeverywhere.
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 [email protected].
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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 Dec 2, 2019