Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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Solid Waste & Recycling

What To Do List - E

This alphabetical list helps you determine the best way to dispose of everyday things. Click an item for instructions on how to dispose, recycle, or drop off your items. Click on the icon for more information.

If the item you are looking for is not listed, please call us at 612-673-2917 or email us at SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov and we will let you know how to dispose of the item(s) and will add them to the What To Do List.

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Egg Cartons
Electronic Cigarettes
Electronics
End Table
Engines
Envelopes
Explosives
Eyeglasses

ITEMWHAT TO DOHANDLE ASDONATE

Egg Cartons

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Garbage Page

 

Electronic Cigarettes

Many electronic cigarette manufacturers have started recycling and/or exchange programs for their products. Contact the manufacturer for more information.

Note that electronic cigarettes contain batteries that should be recycled. The section of the electronic cigarette that contains the battery can be placed in a plastic bag and then set on top of your one sort-cart for recycling, or it can also be brought to one of Hennepin County's HHW & Recycling Drop-Off Facilitties.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page 

Electronics

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of two (2) large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Large Item

Donate

End Table: Metal or Wood

If unable to donate, place next to the garbage cart on garbage day if wood, and recycling day if metal. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Limit of two (2) large items per week. Item will be picked up the day after the garbage/recycling day.

Large Item

Donate

Engines

ONLY household type motors such as dryer, lawn mower, snow blower, washing machine or weed trimmer. This item collected on recycling week only.

Limit of two (2) large items per recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling. Disposal with garbage prohibited. Engines from automobile, moped, motorcycle, truck, snowmobiles, etc… Check the Yellow Pages under "scrap metals", "auto wreckers" or "used parts".

Large Item

Donate

Envelopes: with or without windows

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page

 

Explosives

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. Not collected or accepted by Solid Waste & Recycling or with a voucher at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited. Call your local police precinct or 911 for proper disposal. If you find an item that may be an explosive, do not move it--call 911.

Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered a hazardous waste product and proper disposal is required. Do NOT place in garbage. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Eyeglasses

If unable to donate, bag and place inside the garbage bag.

For additional donation opportunities try Hennepin County Choose to Reuse Guide for additional information or check with an eye care professional.

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Last updated Aug 26, 2014