How to go to the drop-off site

Here are the guidelines for visiting the South Transfer Station. They include vehicle rules and other important details.

South Transfer Station is for City customers only

You must have City garbage or water service to use the site.

Location and hours

transfer station attendant taking ticket

Using a voucher or a pay per use pass

You must call our office to request a voucher or a pay per use pass before bringing your items to the South Transfer Station. Vouchers and passes can only be requested during our office hours; they cannot be requested on Saturdays.


2850 20th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Tuesday – Friday, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We stop accepting items at:

  • 7:15 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday
  • 3:15 p.m. on Saturday
  • Or as decided by the attendants

Please allow enough time to drop off your waste before the station closes.

Rules and guidelines

south transfer station entrance

Arriving and unloading

  • You must follow our vehicle guidelines.
  • You will have to show a current state-issued ID. We do not accept images or copies of IDs.
  • When you arrive, you must weigh in. When you leave, you must weigh out. The voucher or pass holder must remain on site throughout the process.
  • You must unload at the designated spots for your items. 
  • Staff are not able to help you unload.
  • Staff have the right to refuse a load at any time. 


  • Voucher customers: We add extra fees to the property utility bill. 
  • Pay per Use Pass customers: All fees are added to the utility bill. 
  • Cash, checks and credit cards are not accepted at the South Transfer Station.

Voucher fee information

Pay per Use Pass fee information

Vehicle guidelines

Licensed motorized vehicle with at least four tires required

No bicycle, skateboard, moped, motorcycle, or walk-up access allowed.

Commercial vehicles are not allowed

Any vehicle with a USDOT registration is considered a commercial vehicle. This includes packers, semis, roll-offs, lifts and dump trucks.

Vehicles must be within the size limit

Maximum dimensions – 25 by 11 feet (length by height, including trailer)

In most cases, a 17-foot rental truck would meet our length limit. Ask the rental company for actual bumper-to-bumper dimensions.

diagram of pickup truck with trailer totaling 25 feet in length

More information

Contact us

Solid Waste & Recycling

Public Works




You must call to request a voucher.


Eastside Maintenance Facility

2635 University Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.