Minneapolis Department of Public Works

 

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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What To Do List - F

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.

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Fans: Metal and Plastic
Fast Food Containers
Fax Machine
Fertilizer
Fiberglass Insulation
File Cabinet
File Folders
Fire Extinguishers
Fireplace Ashes
Fireworks
Flags

Flares
Flooring
Fluorescent Lamps
Food Boxes - see Boxes
Food Waste
Freezer
Freon
Frozen Food Boxes & Trays
Fuel Tanks
Furnace
Furniture
Fuses

ItemWhat to doHandle AsDonate

Fans: Metal and Plastic

If unable to donate, fans are accepted as a large item.

Metal fans are collected on recycling week only. Limit of 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.

Plastic fans are collected on any garbage day. Place next to the garbage cart. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Limit of 2 large items per garbage day.

Large Item

Donate

Fast Food Containers

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Garbage Page

 

Fax Machine

This item collected on recycling week only. Limit of 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.

NO COMMERCIAL FAX MACHINES

Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for commercial information.

Large Item

Donate

Fertilizer

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

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

 

Fiberglass Insulation

Small amounts of fiberglass can be bagged and placed inside the garbage cart. Dry and clean insulation removed during re-modeling can be reused.

Fiberglass is accepted at the South Transfer Station. A voucher is required. Vouchers are for Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers only. See Voucher Program for details.

South Transfer will NOT accept insulation that contains asbestos. Insulation that contains asbestos is NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling. Asbestos can be hazardous to your health and requires careful removal. For additional information, call:
Minnesota Department of Health: (651) 215-0900
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: (651) 297-8685.

Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Small amount only

Go To Garbage Page

For Larger amounts, use a Voucher

 

File Cabinet: Metal or Wood

If unable to donate, file cabinets are accepted as a large item.

Metal file cabinets are collected on recycling week only. Limit of 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.

Wood file cabinets are collected on any garbage day. Place next to the garbage cart. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste".

Large Item

Donate

File Folders

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycle Page

 

Fire Extinguishers

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

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

 

Fireplace Ashes

Double bag and place inside the garbage cart. Make sure the ashes have cooled before bagging.

Go To Garbage Page

 

Fireworks

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.

If the item reads: Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, Warning - this would be an indication that it is a Hazardous Waste product and needs proper disposal. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Listing for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Flags

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

American Flag: Do NOT place in the garbage cart. Contact your local American Legion, who dispose of American Flags with respect, and in the proper manner.

Go To Garbage PageDonate

Flares

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.

If the item reads: Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, Warning - this would be an indication that it is a Hazardous Waste product and needs proper disposal. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Listing for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Flooring

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, see Voucher Program for details.

Voucher

 

Fluorescent Lamps: Non-incandescent

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Fluorescent lamps (light bulbs) and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, and ballasts from fluorescent lamps are banned from solid waste disposal in Minnesota. This includes other non-incandescent lights such as tubes, circles, u-shape, or compact fluorescent bulbs/lights.

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) can now be recycled at Menards or Home Depot. Only CFL are accepted. It is illegal to throw CFLs in the garbage due to the presence of a small amount of mercury. For more information on your recycling options, visit www.minnesota.earth911.org or www.pca.state.mn.us .

Recycling: Call a nearby retailer or hardware store to see if they accept fluorescent lamps for recycling. Check Xcel Energy's program for participating retailers.

For additional informationMinneapolis Mercury PDF or Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide .

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

Go To Recycle Page

 

Food Waste

Bag and place inside the garbage cart.

Home Composting

Go To Garbage Page

 

Freezer

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

Large Item

Donate

Freon

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Small freon canisters (the size of a small aerosol can) are accepted by Hennepin County at Hennepin County drop off locations.

For larger tanks of freon, call JR's Appliance at (651) 454-9215.

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

 

Frozen Food Boxes & Trays

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Garbage Page

 

Fuel Tanks

Do NOT place in the garbage cart. This item NOT collected by Solid Waste & Recycling or accepted at the South Transfer Station. Disposal with garbage is prohibited.

Check the Yellow Pages under "Tanks".

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

 

Furnace

Item accepted at South Transfer Station with a voucher. Vouchers are available to customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling. See Voucher Program for details.

Voucher

 

Furniture

If unable to donate, furniture can be accepted as a large item.

Not Metal:
Items that are less than 50% metal. Place the item next to the garbage cart on garbage day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Limit of 2 large items per garbage day.

Metal: Items that are more than 50% metal are collected on recycling week only. Place the item next to the garbage cart on the recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Limit of 2 large items per recycling week. Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

If the furniture is in usable condition, consider donating it to an organization that helps provide household goods to low-income families. Here are several locations that will accept usable household furniture for donation:

Briding - Bloomington, MN (952-888-1105) & Roseville, MN (651-631-3255)
http://www.bridging.org/
Love INC of Eastern Carver County - Chaska, MN (952-448-2508)
http://loveincecc.org/
Lupus Foundation (651-748-0400)
http://www.lupuspickup.org
Mary's Wish Furniture Depot - Waconia, MN (952-442-2268)
http://www.maryswish.org/

Large Item

Donate

Fuses

Bag and place inside the garbage cart.

Go To Garbage Page

 

Last updated Mar. 27, 2014