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Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

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Holiday Collection Reminder: Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, garbage, recycling, and organics collections will be delayed one day this week for those whose regular collection day is Thursday or Friday.  For those affected, please make sure to place your garbage, recycling, and organics carts out at the curb or alley by 6 a.m. the day following your regular collection day.  Use our Find my Garbage Day tool to determine if the holiday affects your schedule.

Call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 with any questions.  Please note that Solid Waste & Recycling's office will be closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24, 2017.  The South Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday November 23, 2017.

Extra Recycling:  Extra recycling that does not fit into your blue recycling cart may be placed next to the cart in cardboard boxes or paper bags.  If you consistently have extra recycling, you may request an additional recycling cart by calling 612-673-2917.  There is no charge for additional recycling carts.  If you place extra recycling out in an old curbside recycling bin or other reusable container, the container itself will be taken for recycling and you will not be able to get it back.

Yard waste collection has ended for 2017.  Call Solid Waste & Recycling Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 612-673-2917 or visit Hennepin County's Yard and tree waste disposal webpage to find options to dispose of yard waste before collection begins again next Spring.

Recycling TourTake a tour of the recycling 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.

 Gypsy Moth Quarantine in Lowry Hill East Neighborhood: On June 29, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) issued a quarantine on the movement of trees and woody material, including firewood, from a portion of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood.  See MDA's news release for more information.  To help restrict the movement of the destructive Gypsy Moth invasive species, Solid Waste & Recycling yard waste crews will only be collecting grass clippings from the quarantined area until further notice.  All other yard waste must remain on the property.  All other outdoor items must be self-inspected prior to being set out for collection.  For more information, visit MDA's Gypsy Moth Program webpage.

Organics Recycling

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There's no extra cost to participate!  Organics are collected weekly on your regularly scheduled collection day.  Find more information on our Organics Recycling webpages

Learn how-to participate by watching our How-to video.

Español (Spanish): Reciclaje Orgánico
Hmoob (Hmong): Nroog Minneapolis nyoj khoom tsis siv
Somaaliga (Somali): Dib-U warshadaynta Qashinka dabiicigaa

One-Sort Recycling

You can now recycle more! View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:
Paper Recycling
Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
Household Battery Recycling
Electronics Recycling
Large Item
Household Hazardous Waste

Español (Spanish): Un Solo Tipo de Reciclaje
Hmoob (Hmong): Ib Zaug-Xaiv Cov Khoom Qub Mus Zom Dua Tshiab
Somaaliga (Somali): Ku Rid Hal Weel Alaabta Dib-loo-warshadeeya

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Label containers in your home so guests know how to properly sort their waste. Stickers are available for 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 SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.

Helpful Hennepin County websites

Green Disposal Guide
Apartment Recycling
Business Recycling Grants
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Fix-It Clinics
Master Recycler/Composter

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 SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau 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.
SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov

Mission

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 Nov 20, 2017

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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