Recycling facility tour

You can tour the recycling facility and see what happens after the truck picks up your blue recycling cart.

The recycling process

The City contracts with Eureka Recycling to sort the recycling we pick up from your home. At its facility, sorters remove items that should not have been put in your recycling cart. They then sort the recyclables into 15 different categories and compress them into bales. Eureka sends the bales to companies that turn them into new products.

Interesting facts

  • 100% of your recyclables stay in North America.
  • 90% of your recyclables stay in the upper Midwest.
  • 80% of your recyclables are made into new products in Minnesota.

About tours

Tours of the recycling facility are currently suspended due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements. Instead, take a virtual tour of Eureka Recycling’s facility by watching their Story of a Cereal Box video.

Sign up for our Recycling Reminder emails to be informed when tours resume.

The Story of a Cereal Box

Eureka Recycling walks you through the sorting process at its material recycling facility (MRF). Watch this fascinating process up close and in action!

Contact us

Recycling Coordinator

Solid Waste & Recycling




Eastside Maintenance Facility
2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.