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Solid Waste & Recycling

2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-673-2917

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Contacting Solid Waste & Recycling

On Monday April 6, 2020 Solid Waste & Recycling office staff began to work remotely. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unique time.

South Transfer Station

Important notice for Transfer Station users:

Yard waste collection

Yard waste collection began the week of April 6, 2020. Visit our Yard Waste web page for materials accepted and to prepare your yard waste for pickup.

How to add another cart, change the size of your cart, or request container labels

  1. Call Solid Waste & Recycling, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 612-673-2917. Stickers for home waste containers
  2. Email [email protected]. If sending an email, include your name, address, and your request. If requesting container labels, be sure to include the number of each type of label you'd like mailed to you.
  3. To sign up for organics recycling, fill out our online signup form. You may also call us or send us an email.

Batteries no longer accepted

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Solid Waste & Recycling no longer collects batteries placed on top of recycling carts. Due to the potential for fires, rechargeable batteries are prohibited from all City of Minneapolis garbage and recycling carts. Alkaline batteries (single use AA, AAA, etc.) may be placed in your garbage cart.

Bring rechargeable batteries to Hennepin County's drop-off facilities in Bloomington or Brooklyn Park or to a retail drop-off location that accepts batteries. Find retail locations at Call2Recycle.org/locator. For devices that have difficult to remove batteries, such as vaping devices, cellphones and digital watches, bring the whole device to a drop-off location.

To prevent fire, individually tape each lithium and other rechargeable battery in a clear plastic bag or place clear tape on the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. Learn more about getting rid of batteries at Hennepin.us/batteryrecycling

Organics Recycling

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There's no extra cost to participate!  Organics are collected weekly on your regularly scheduled collection day. Find more information on our Organics Recycling webpages

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Alternative formats

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or by emailing [email protected].
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau kev pab: 612-673-2800
Hadii aad caawimaad u baahantahay: 612-673-3500

Mission

The Division of Solid Waste & Recycling is committed to excellence in customer service. The mission of the Division is to protect the health and safety of Minneapolis residents by providing solid waste management services that result in a clean and livable city. A Clean City is Job One, and the job is carried out in a safe, environmentally protective and cost effective manner. Solid Waste & Recycling is funded by your monthly fees, sale of metals and recyclables and a Hennepin County recycling grant. Property taxes are not part of the funding for your solid waste and recycling services. 

 

Last updated Jun 25, 2020

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

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