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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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Accelerated Cleanup in UMN Area August 28th - September 15th: If Solid Waste & Recycling find excess garbage at properties located in the Marcy Holmes, SE Como or Prospect Park neighborhoods from August 28 - September 15, 2017, it will be cleaned immediately and the Utility Bill payer will be charged for the cleanup service.  All residents and Utility Bill payers in the affected areas were mailed a letter dated August 14, 2017 to inform them of the accelerated cleanup status.  Residents who are moving are encouraged to reduce the amount of waste set out by donating usable items and recycling.  See Hennepin County's Reducing Waste and Recycling during your move guide for more information.

Organics Recycling Collection Tips:  Have you noticed maggots in your organics recycling cart?  If so, be assured that organics_bag_in_cartmaggots are a common, naturally occurring issue in municipal organics collection programs.  In fact, before the organics program, maggots were commonly found in garbage bags and carts.  Maggots are fly larvae and occur when flies lay eggs on organic material.  While there is no guarantee that maggots can be totally eliminated from your cart, there are preventive measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of their appearance.  Visit our Home Setup Tips webpage and see our indoor and outdoor collection tips factsheets.

YW - Reusable ContainerYard waste collection: Yard waste collection began April 10, 2017 and will continue through mid-November.  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 to place yard waste out for collection.  Visit our Yard Waste webpage for detailed information.

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.

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.

 

Hennepin County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events: HHW General BoxedEach year Hennepin County hosts household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events to make it easier for residents to properly dispose of unwanted chemicals, cleaners, pesticides, bulbs, paints and other items from their home.  Events in or near Minneapolis will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the following dates and locations listed below.  For a complete list of items accepted visit Hennepin County's HHW collection events 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.

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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

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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 Aug 18, 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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