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Prevent Recycling Theft Recycle Image

Recycling theft or "scavenging" is the unauthorized collection of recyclable materials set out by residents for authorized collection programs with the City. City of Minneapolis Ordinance 244.355 (c) states that it’s against the law. Although you may feel this is a harmless crime, scavenging gives individuals an opportunity to survey what items you have in your alley, garage and home and takes revenue rom the City that could have helped keep your solid waste fees lower! 

You can discourage “scavengers” by:

Contact your crime prevention specialist for additional prevention information. Call 311 (or
612‐673‐3000) or view the crime prevention specialist map.

Further crime prevention resources

Last updated Nov 30, 2011