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City of Minneapolis Container Rentals

General Guidelines

Rental Fees

Rental fees are non-refundable. An $80 mobilization fee is charged for all container rentals. As rental is based on request, not your usage, rental fees are non-refundable.

Rental of 1 - 4 carts:  The $80 mobilization fee covers the rental of 4 or fewer carts. State Solid Waste Management Taxes and Solid Waste Management fees will apply to any garbage carts rented. Non-profits are not exempt from these charges.

If renting more than four carts the $80 mobilization fee covers the per cart rental fees for the first four carts (recycling or organics carts counted first). Each additional cart above the four carts covered by the mobilization fee includes the following charges:

        o   Recycling cart: $5 per cart

        o   Organics cart: $5 per cart

        o   Garbage cart: $15 per cart

State solid waste management taxes and County solid waste management fees apply on any garbage carts rented.

If renting 20 – 40 carts, two $80 mobilization fees are charged that each cover the rental costs for four carts (recycling or organics carts counted first).  Each additional cart above the eight covered by the mobilization fee is charged the per cart fee identified above.  

If renting 40 – 60 carts, three $80 mobilization fees are charged, and so on.

 Possible Additional Fees

Application Process

  1. Complete the Rental Application and
  2. Email to [email protected], fax to 612-673-2250, or mail or drop off the application and payment to the address listed on the rental application.
  3. You must pay the full balance for container rentals by check (mailed or delivered to our office) or by credit card by selecting the rental charged to be added to your City of Minneapolis Utility Bill or by requesting an invoice for the rental fees. Checks may also be written to pay the utility bill or invoice. If writing a check, make the check or money order payable to: Minneapolis Finance Department.
  4. Additional fees may be charged to the applicant following the event if damages, additional materials, unacceptable materials, or contamination of materials occurs.

What you can expect from us

If you have any questions regarding the Container Rental program, please call 612-673-3536.




Last updated Jan 4, 2019



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