Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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 Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Folwell Park Residential Organics Drop-Off is opening Wednesday August 19th! Bring your bagged organics and stop by the park to get your questions answered anytime from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information visit the Organics Drop-Off webpage.

Marcy-Holmes, Southeast Como, Prospect Park - University of Minnesota Move-out Accelerated Clean-Up: Accelerated clean-up status is in effect for the Marcy-Holmes, Southeast Como and Prospect Park neighborhoods from August 24 - September 18, 2015.  A letter notifying all residents and utility bill payers will be distributed the week of August 17 notifying them of the accelerated status.  Any debris found at the curb or the alley will be immediately cleaned and fees will be added to the Minneapolis Utility Bill for the property.


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

 Upcoming Hennepin County HHW Collection Events & Fix-It Clinics:

August 20th - 22nd: HHW Event (9a.m. - 4p.m.) Minneapolis Snelling Lot (3607 44th St E, Minneapolis)
September 5th: Fix-It Clinic (12p.m. - 4p.m.) UMN ReUse Warehouse (883 SE 29th Ave, Minneapoli)
October 10th: Fix-It Clinic (12p.m. - 4p.m.) St. Anthony Village City Hall & Community Center (3301 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony)

YW - Reusable Container

 Yard Waste Collection: Yard waste collection began on April 13, 2015.  You may place yard waste, prepared to collection guidelines, out each week on your garbage day.  Minnesota State law prohibits disposing of yard waste with garbage and requires the use of compostable bags for collection of yard waste from your home.  Residents may also use their own reusable container, approximately 33 gallons in size with sturdy handles.  Visit our Yard Waste webpage for detailed information.

 2015 Container Rental Announcement: Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling is not accepting container rental applications for deliveries July 24, 2015 - October 2, 2015.  To reserve containers for an event outside of these dates, please visit our Rental of Containers webpage.PaintCare

  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.

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

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 Aug 14, 2015