Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
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.
Take 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.
Learn how-to participate by watching our How-to video.
You can now recycle more! View our Recycling Guide for details or go to the following pages for more detailed recycling information:
Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling
Household Battery Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste
Home container labels
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
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
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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 27, 2017