Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Holiday Collection: Due to the Christmas Day holiday, garbage and recycling collection will be delayed one day for residents whose regular collection day is on Thursady or Friday during the week of December 22, 2014.  For those affected, please remember to place your garbage and recycling carts at the alley or curb line by 6:00 a.m. the day after your normal collection day.

Solid Waste and Recycling's office will be closed on Thursday December 25, 2014.

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Holiday Recycling Reminders: Remember that plastic bags are not accepted in the One-Sort Recycling program.  Please collect recyclable wrapping paper (wrapping paper without or with minimal glitter or reflective areas) in paper bags or stuff loose into your recycling cart.  Plastic bags get caught in the gears at the processing facility requiring them to shut down for multiple hours each day to cut plastic bags off the equipment.

Extra Recyclables: Recycling that does not fit into your One-Sort cart may be placed next to the cart in cardboard boxes or paper bags.  Do NOT place extra recycling out in an old blue or green curbside recycling bin.  If you do, our crews will take the bin itself for recycling and you will not be able to get it back.  If you consistently have extra recycling, call us to request a second recycling cart.  (There's no added charge to your bill for extra recycling carts!)

Snow Cart - Casper

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 our crew, it makes maneuvering alleys more difficult for you and your neighbors, and it is not allowed per City ordinance 427.150. For more information visit our Snow Shoveling webpage.

Yard Waste Collection - 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 are accepting yard waste.


PaintCare is here!  Residents may now bring their latex or oil-based house paint and stains to participating retail drop-off locations around the City for proper disposal.  If still usable, latex paint will be recycled into new paint and oil-based paints will be sent to a cement kiln and used as a fuel source to operate the kiln.  Please note that aerosol cans, solvents, and paint accessories (brushes, trays, etc.) are not accepted.  For paint purchasing tips and drop-off locations visit PaintCare's website.

Residential Organics Drop-Offs: For more information, visit our Organics webpageNow Open: Pearl Park, South Transfer Station, Van Cleve Park, Audubon Park, and Armatage Park  

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Alternative Formats:
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Customer Service (612) 673-2917
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 19, 2014