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Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Sign up to be a recycling block leader and help educate your neighbors on waste reduction, reuse, recycling, organics recycling and more!  You will receive a "Recycle more. Ask me how." yard sign to place in your yard.  The yard sign helps identify you as the expert on your block.  As a recycling block leader, you can give as little or as much of your time as you are able. 

Requirements for block leaders

  1. Sharing City recycling updates with your neighbors:You will receive email updates from the City and it is your job to pass this information on to your neighbors.  Educational topics will change over time.  The 2016 educational priority will be to encourage neighbors to participate in the organics recycling program and to answer any questions they have on what is acceptable and what is not.
  2. Make your block's National Night Event low waste: Recycling block leaders will make sure that organics and recyclables are collected at the event, and will encourage the use of reusable, recyclable or compostable items for serving food at the event.

Neighborhood outreach

How you choose to share recycling information with your neighbors is up to you.  There are a number of ways to reach out to your neighbors.  Here are a few suggestions:

What will be provided to Recycling Block Leaders?

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Click here for a list of educational materials Recycling Block Leaders can request to share with their neighbors.

More information

Click here to sign up to be a Recycling Block Leader.

To learn more about Recycling Block Leaders or to request educational materials contact Solid Waste & Recycling's Program Aide II at 612-673-3318 or

Last updated Aug 23, 2017



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