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Solid Waste & Recycling

309 2nd Ave S., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2281
612-673-2917

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Important notice for Transfer Station users

Composting facial tissues and paper towels

Many people are wondering if facial tissues (KleenexTM) and paper towels are still safe to compost.

Facial tissues used to blow your nose are safe to be composted through the City's organics recycling program. Our organics go to a commercial composting facility where the piles remain hot enough for long enough to kill pathogens. Per State requirements, compost piles must meet 131 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 consecutive days to make sure pathogens and weed seeds have been killed. The reality is that these piles maintain higher temperatures for longer. Please make sure your organics are secured in a compostable bag to be considerate of collection crews and waste management staff.

Yard waste collection

Yard waste collection will begin the week of April 6, 2020 (weather permitting). If you have yard waste that you'd like to get rid of before collection begins, visit Hennepin County's Yard and tree waste disposal web page.

Request free litter clean up suppliesLitter Cleanup Supplies

The melting snow means litter and debris is again visible on our sidewalks and streets, and at risk of flowing into our waterways. Individuals, block clubs, and organizations can get free bags and gloves to clean up their neighborhood anytime throughout the year. Use the bag to clean up public areas such as sidewalks, curbs, boulevards and alleys, and then place bagged litter with your regular garbage.

Request supplies or learn about other free litter reduction and City beautification programs on our Clean City Minneapolis web pages.

 Batteries no longer accepted

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Solid Waste & Recycling no longer collects batteries placed on top of recycling carts. Due to the potential for fires, rechargeable batteries are prohibited from all City of Minneapolis garbage and recycling carts. Alkaline batteries (single use AA, AAA, etc.) may be placed in your garbage cart.

Bring rechargeable batteries to Hennepin County's drop-off facilities in Bloomington or Brooklyn Park or to a retail drop-off location that accepts batteries. Find retail locations at Call2Recycle.org/locator. For devices that have difficult to remove batteries, such as vaping devices, cellphones and digital watches, bring the whole device to a drop-off location.

To prevent fire, individually tape each lithium and other rechargeable battery in a clear plastic bag or place clear tape on the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. Learn more about getting rid of batteries at Hennepin.us/batteryrecycling

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

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Home container labels Stickers for home waste containers

Label containers in your home so guests know how to properly sort their waste Stickers are available for Solid Waste & Recycling customers to label 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 [email protected]. If you are not a Solid Waste & Recycling customer, you may request labels, guides, and more from Hennepin County.

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 [email protected].
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau kev pab: 612-673-2800
Hadii aad caawimaad u baahantahay: 612-673-3500

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612-673-2917
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
[email protected]

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 Apr 1, 2020

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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 612-263-6850.

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