Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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What To Do List - W

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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Washers
Washing Machine
Water Coolers: Metal
Water Heater (Hot)
Water Softener
Weed Killer
Weed/Grass Trimmer
Whirlpool Tub
Window Air Conditioner
Window Cleaner
Window/Plate Glass
Windshield Washer Fluid
Wine Cooler-Chiller
Wire
Wood Chips
Wood Preservatives
Wood Tables and Chairs
Wood Storm Windows
Wood Waste
Wrap-Bubble
Wrapping Paper
ItemWhat to doHandle AsDonate

Washers/Dryers

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

Washing Machine

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

Water Coolers

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.

Check with the manufacturer to return. If unable to return, place next to the garbage cart on the recycling week.

Large Item

Water Heater (Hot)

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

Water Softener

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

Weed Killer

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.

Disposal of unused fertilizer containing herbicide (weed killer), pesticides, or insecticides (insect killer), 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

Weed/Grass Trimmer

This item collected on recycling week only. Drain gasoline and oil. 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

Whirlpool Tub

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, see Voucher Program for details.

Voucher

Window Air Conditioner

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

Window Cleaner

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.

Empty containers can be bagged and placed inside the garbage cart.

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

Window/Plate Glass

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, see Voucher Program for details.

Voucher

Windshield Washer Fluid

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.

Empty containers can be bagged and placed inside the garbage cart. Only empty and clean containers can be recycled with plastic bottles.

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

Wine Cooler or Chiller

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

Wire

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.

Co-Axial wire: Please bundle and place next to the garbage cart.

Large Item

Wood Chips

Wood chips 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

Wood Preservatives

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

Wood Storm Windows

Metal storm windows are collected on the recycling week only. Please remove glass from metal storm windows. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Limit of 10 metal storm windows per recycling week. Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Wood
Storm windows are collected on garbage day. Place next to the garbage cart. Please post a sign or write on item “For Solid Waste”. Limit of 10 wood storm windows per garbage day. Item will be picked up on the next business day after garbage collection.

Large Item

Donate

Wood Tables and Chairs

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

Large Item

Donate

Wood Waste

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, see Voucher Program for details.

Voucher

Donate.

Wrap-Bubble

If unable to reuse, bag and place inside the garbage cart. Try to reuse for future packing and shipping needs.

Check the Yellow Pages under "Packaging Services" to see if a nearby store will accept for reuse.

Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Wrapping Paper

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

Last updated Aug 26, 2013