Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

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

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What To Do List - T

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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Tables: Metal & Wood
Tanks
Telephone Books
Telephone Poles
Telephones
Television (TV's)
Tennis Shoes
Thermometers: Alcohol
Thermometers: Digital
Thermometers: Mercury

Thermostats
Thinner - Paint
Tiles

Tires Auto or Bicycle

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Toilets
Toner Cartridges: Liquid
Toner Cartridges: Powder
Tools: Cordless
Toys
Toys: Radio Controlled

Transmission Fluid
Trash Compactor
Tree Stumps

Tree Waste
Trees
Treated Wood
Tree Bark
Tubs
TVs
Twigs
Tyvek Envelopes
ItemWhat to doHandle AsDonate

Tables: Metal & Wood

Metal framed/legged tables are collected ONLY on the recycling week. Place next to the garbage cart. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Limit of two large items per recycling week. Item will be picked up on next business day after recycling day.

Wood tables are collected on 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. Item will be picked up on the next bussiness day after garbage day.

If the table 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:

Bridging - 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

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.

WARNING: Gas cylinders and tanks (other than fire extinguishers) contain a compressed gas. Even when the tank seems to be empty, there is still a small amount of explosive gas left in the cylinder.

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

 

Telephone Books

See Paper Recycling.

Go To Recycle Page

 

Telephone Poles

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. Contact your local telephone company.

  

Telephones

Hennepin County's HHW & Recycling Drop-Off Facilities will accept for recycilng. If the telephone contains a battery, remove the battery. If unable to donate or deliver to Hennepin County, bag and place the phone inside your garbage cart.

Please remember to recycle the battery by placing it inside a bag on top of your recycling cart.

Cellular Phones: If your wireless provider is AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, the telephone and battery can be taken to one of the retail stores for recycling. AT&T will accept all brands of cell phones.

The CALL TO PROTECT campaign collects wireless phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. Proceeds from the sale of phones help fund agencies that fight domestic violence and are also used to support the educational efforts of the Wireless Foundation. Other phones are refurbished and become lifelines for domestic violence victims when faced with an emergency situation. Call (888) 901-SAFE (7233).

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Television (TV's)

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.

Large Item

Donate

Tennis Shoes:

Tennis shoes may be recycled at their end of life.  REI stores in the Twin Cities accept tennis shoes for recycling. 

If you're unable to bring tennis shoes to REI for recycling, they can be disposed of in the garbage. 

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Thermometers: Alcohol

If thermometer liquid is red or blue, it is an alcohol thermometer and can be disposed of in the garbage.

Go To Garbage Page 

Thermometers: Digital

Remove and recycle the battery and place the thermometer in the garbage.

Go To Garbage Page 

Thermometers: Mercury

If thermometer liquid is silver, it is a mercury thermometer. 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.

Mercury is a nerve toxin that is especially dangerous when inhaled, as well as a danger to the environment.

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

 

Thermostats

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.

Thermostats may contain Mercury - Mercury is a nerve toxin that is especially dangerous when inhaled, as well as a danger to the environment.

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

 

Thinner - Paint

If container is empty, bag and place inside the garbage cart. If not you must handle as hazardous waste. Go to Hennepin County A-Z Guide for additional information.

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Tiles

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

 

Tires Auto or Bicycle

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

Voucher

 

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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

 

Toilets

Place the item next to the garbage cart on garbage day.  Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste".  Item will be picked up on next business day after garbage day. 

Note: Only two large items (burnable or recyclable) may be placed at your collection point on recycling week.  See Large Item for more information.

Large Item

 

Toner Cartridges & Powder

If empty, bag and place inside the garbage cart. Disposal of partially-filled toner cartridges is prohibited with garbage collection.

Contact the store or manufacturer to see if there is a take back program.

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

Go To Garbage Page

 

Toner Cartridges: Liquid

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

 

Tools: Cordless

If it works, donate it. Hennepin County's HHW & Recycling Drop-Off Facilities will accept for recycilng. If the tool contains a battery, remove the battery. If unable to donate or deliver to Hennepin County, bag and place the phone inside your garbage cart.

Please remember to recycle the battery by placing it in a plastic bag on top of your recycling cart.

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Toys

If you are unable to donate, bag and place small toys inside the garbage cart. Larger toys may be set next to the cart on garbage day. Limit of 2 large items per garbage day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up the next business day after garbage collection.

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Toys: Radio Controlled

If the toy contains a battery, remove the battery. Bag and place small toys inside the garbage cart. Larger toys may be set next to the cart on garbage collection day. Limit of 2 large items per garbage day. Please post a sign on the item "For Solid Waste". Item will be picked up the next business day after garbage collection.

Go To Garbage Page

Donate

Transmission Fluid

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.

By State law, a person cannot place brake fluid, motor oil, oil filters, power steering fluid, or transmission fluid in the garbage, or pour on the land, into water, down a sewer, or into a storm drain.

Some automotive service Stations accept automotive fluids and oil filters, usually for a fee.

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

 

Trash Compactor

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.

Large Item

 

Treated Wood

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

Lumber containing creosote (railroad ties) and CCA- treated lumber are hazardous and not accepted. 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.

Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) has been used extensively in this country as a wood preservative. CCA is composed of: copper, which acts as a fungicide; arsenate, a form of arsenic, which is an insecticide; and chromium, which binds the ingredients to the wood. CCA-treated wood should never be burned or shredded for mulch.

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

Voucher

 

Go To Hazardous Waste Page

 

Tree Bark

Small pieces can be included with grass clippings and leaves. Place in bags. Each bag must weigh less than 40 lbs. Do not use bags larger than 33 gallons.

See Yard Waste for more information.

Go To Yard Waste Page

 

Tree Stumps

State law prohibits disposing of tree stumps with the garbage. South Transfer Station does NOT accept yard waste.

If you are willing to take this item to a commercial location, and pay a fee, call our customer service staff at (612) 673-2917 for locations or search "Landscaping", "Lawn Care" or "Tree Removal" in the Yellow Pages.

  

Tree Waste

State law prohibits disposing of yard waste with the garbage. South Transfer Station does NOT accept yard waste.

See Yard Waste for more information.

Go To Yard Waste Page

 

Trees

State law prohibits disposing of yard waste with the garbage. South Transfer Station does NOT accept yard waste.

If you are willing to take this item to a commercial location, and pay a fee, call our customer service staff at (612) 673-2917 for locations or search "Landscaping", "Lawn Care" or "Tree Removal" in the Yellow Pages.

 

Donate

Tubs

Bath Tub - see Bath Tubs

HotTub - see Hot Tub

Laundry Tub - see Laundry Tub

Whirlpool Tub - see Whirlpool Tub

  

TVs

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.

Large Item

Donate

Twigs

Small pieces can be included with grass clippings and leaves. Place in bags. Each bag must weigh less than 40 lbs. Do not use bags larger than 33 gallons.

See Yard Waste for more information.

Go To Yard Waste Page

 

Tyvek Envelopes

If you are unable to donate, bag and place inside the garbage cart. Tyvek envelopes are accepted for recycling by the manufacturer. Please call 1-800-44-TYVEK or visit the Tyvek website. See Paper Recycling for more information.

Go To Garbage Page

 

 

Last updated Apr 29, 2014