Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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What To Do List - G

This alphabetical list helps you determine the best way to dispose of everyday things. Click an item for instructions on how to dispose, recycle, or drop off your items. Click on the icon for more information.

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Garage Door Openers
Garbage
Garbage Disposal
Garden Plants
Garden Pots
Gas Cylinders: Gas Tanks
Gasoline
Gift boxes
Gift Wrap
Glass: Food/Beverage

Glass: Household Items
Glossy Coated Paper
Grass Clippings
Grease: Cooking Oil
Greeting Cards
Grill
Grocery: Shopping Bags
Gun Cleaning Products
Guns
Gutters

ItemWhat to doHandle AsDonate

Garage Door Openers

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of 2 large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

The metal track poles must be less than 6 feet in length and bundled. Bundles not to exceed 40 lbs. Limit of 2 bundles per recycling week.

Remote controls: Remove the battery, bag and place the remote control inside the garbage cart. Please remember to recycle the battery.

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Garbage

Bag and place inside the garbage cart. Place the garbage cart at the collection point by 6:00 a.m. on the collection day.

Go To Garbage Page

Garbage Disposal

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of 2 large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Large Item

Garden Plants

Garden plants and house plants can be included with grass clippings and leaves. Place in bags. Each bag must weigh less than 40 lbs. Do not use bags larger than 33 gallons.

See Yard Waste for more information.

Go To Yard Waste Page

Garden Pots, Plastic Trays

Clean garden pots up to 8 inches in diameter may be placed in the recycling cart. Garden pots larger than 8 inches should be dropped off at a nursery that wil reuse or recycle the containers. See Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling for more information.

Go To Recycling Page

Donate

Gas Cylinders & Tanks

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Disposal with garbage is prohibited, due to the potential danger from explosions. For a fee, Lakes Gas Company at (612) 529-9276 accepts compressed gas cylinders/tanks.

After January 1, 2003, any four (4) to 40 pound propane gas tank not equipped with an OPD valve will not be refilled.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

Gasoline

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

Gift Boxes

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

Gift Wrap

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

Glass: food, beverage, bottles

See Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

Glass: Household Items

Example: auto glass, ceramic cups, clay garden pots, crystal, dishware, drinking glasses, mirrors, glass ovenware, plate glass, window or door glass. If you can't donate, then bag and place inside the garbage cart. We do not accept the items or broken glass in the recycling program.

Go To Garbage Page

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Glossy coated paper

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

Grass Clippings

Grass clippings can be included with leaves. Place in bags. Each bag must weigh less than 40 lbs. Do not use bags larger than 33 gallons.

Solid Waste & Recycling recommends that you try grasscycling.

See Yard Waste for more information.

Go To Yard Waste Page

Grease: Cooking Oil

Bag securely and place small amounts (up to one (1) gallon per week) inside the garbage cart. Cooking grease or cooking oil should not be poured down a drain!

Go To Garbage Page

Greeting Cards

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

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Grill

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of 2 large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Large Item

Donate

Grocery Bags

See Paper Recycling.

See Bags, Plastic.

Go To Recycling Page

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Gun Cleaning Products

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

Guns

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Call your local precinct for proper disposal. If you find an item that may be an explosive, do not move it—call 911.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

Gutters

Metal Gutters: This item collected on recycling week only. Gutters must be less than 6 feet in length and bundled. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Plastic Gutters: This item is garbage. Gutters must be less than 6 feet in length and bundled. Place next to the garbage cart. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Limit of 2 large items per week. Metal items to place next to the garbage cart on recycling day only.

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Last updated Aug 26, 2013