Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

Contact Information




Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Program reminders

Holiday Collection: Due to the Christmas Day and New Year's Day holidays, garbage, recycling, organics recycling and large items will be picked up one day later than normal during the weeks of December 25, 2016 and January 2, 2017.  Please have all of your materials at the curb or alley by 6 a.m. the day following your regularly scheduled collection day during these weeks.  Solid Waste & Recycling's office will be closed on Monday December 26, 2016 and Monday January 2, 2017.  Snow Cart - Casper

The South Transfer Station will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday December 25, 2016 and Saturday December 31, 2016.

Snow Shoveling: Remember to shovel a 36" wide path through the snow, including snow left by the plow, from your carts to the alley or curb line.  Please do not shovel snow into the alley as it makes collection more difficult for you and your neighbors and is not allowed per City ordinance 427.150.  For more information visit our Snow Shoveling webpage.

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Extra Recycling:  Extra recycling that does not fit in your recycling cart may be placed next to the cart in cardboard boxes or paper bags.  Plastic bags are not accepted in your recycling cart.  If you consistently have extra recycling, you may request an additional recycling cart at no extra cost by calling 612-673-2917.  If you place extra recycling out in a old curbside recycling bin or other plastic container, the container itself will be taken for recycling and you will not be able to get it back.

Yard waste collection has ended:  If you still have yard waste that you'd like to get rid of before collection begins again next Spring, call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 and our Customer Service Representatives will provide you with locations that accept yard waste or visit Hennepin County's Yard and Tree Waste Disposal 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

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
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau kev pab: 612-673-2800
Hadii aad caawimaad u baahantahay: 612-673-3500

Customer service

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 Dec 5, 2016